• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):

    6

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact person for incoming students:

    Ms. Meike Schaich
    International Office
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    44801 Bochum
    Germany
    +49-234-32 27248
    +49-234-32 14684
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    Contact person for outgoing students:

    Ms. Anika Odenbach
    International Office
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    44801 Bochum
    Germany
    +49-234-32 29814
    +49-234-32 14684
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Click here.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    No difference

    Other important notes


    Last updated

    3 February 2017

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Click here. All areas of study open for exchange students.

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Only English and American Studies. However, some areas offer a few courses in English. 

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Most areas of study open for exchange students

    Only on special request, depending on each case:
    • MA Human Rights
    • MA Humanitarian Assistance
    • MA Development Management
    • MA European Culture and Economy

    Open graduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Biochemistry; Chemistry; Cognitive Science; Computational Engineering; Criminal Justice, Governance and Police Science; Economics; Ethics – Economics, Law and Politics; Laser and Photonics; Materials Science and Simulation; Molecular Sciences and Simulations; Molecular and Developmental Stem Cell Biology; Transformation of Urban Landscapes

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Only on request, depending on each case:
    • MA Human Rights
    • MA Humanitarian Assistance
    • MA Development Management
    • MA European Culture and Economy

    Websites for course offerings

    Click here. (German)
    Click here. (English)

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    None

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Upon arrival

    Language Requirements

    Recommended languages skills: German B1 (intermediate, if courses selected are taught in German). No requirements for English speaking students (mother tongue), if courses selected are taught in English

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Depending on the department.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    Yes. The course lasts 3 weeks.

    Dates: Mid-September to the beginning of October & Mid-March to the beginning of April

    Costs: Approx. EUR 350 for the entire orientation course (see above)

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Yes, depending on each department. Click here.

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    3 February 2017

  • Dates

    Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1: June 15
    Semester 2: December 15

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Semester 1: October 1 to March 31
    Semester 2: April 1 to September 30
    Semester 1 Lecture period 2017/18: 18 October 2017 -  26 January 2018
    Semester 2 Lecture period 2018: 9 April 2018 - 20 July 2018

    Examination period(s)

    Depending on the departments, no general examination period

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    Yes

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Yes, however not mandatory, about € 350. Click here.

    Course registration deadline

    Depending on each department.

    Last updated

    3 February 2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    Approx. 800

    Housing

    250-350

    Meals

    2-4 for lunch at cafeteria or dining hall

    Course Materials

    35-50 per month

    Local Transportation

    320/semester for public transit in the entire state of North Rhine Westphalia

    Health Insurance

    90

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    TV license fee approx. 18/month

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    3 February 2017

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Assistance is available, but housing is not guaranteed.

    Housing options

    Click here.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Gundra Stückrath International
    Office Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    44780 Bochum Germany
    Phone: +49-234-32 28020
    Fax: +49-234-32 08020

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    Click here.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Yes, with their regular application.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Several doctor’s offices nearby in the Uni Center.

    Are internships available?

    Yes

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    3 February 2017

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

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    Last Updated

    23 May 2017