Application for a Bachelor's or Master's degree

The online application process for the Summer Semester 2020 has now begun.
You can check your application status here by entering your applicant number (see fact sheet) and date of birth:

The current application period for the winter term 2020/21 ends on the 20th August 2020.

Application for German language courses

If you do not meet the required language criteria, you may apply online for the German language preparatory courses at RUB. During the application period you may send an online application to the Admission Office at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Applications for German language preparatory courses can be submitted:

- for summer semester: beginning December to 15 January
- for winter semester: beginning June to 15 July

More Information on German language requirements and preparatory German language courses

Application for bachelor’s/state examination degree programmes

Have you already completed school or studies abroad (EU and non-EU), have no German citizenship and would like to start a bachelor’s or state examination degree programme at Ruhr-Universität Bochum?

When applying for a bachelor’s degree, your nationality is decisive.

Further information on the application process for EU/EEA citizens

Further information on the application process for non-EU citizens

Application for a master's degree

Have you already completed your studies abroad, have no German citizenship and would like to study for a master’s degree at Ruhr-Universität Bochum? Then you can apply simply and electronically online.

Further Information can be found here.

Important Information for Applicants from the People's Republic of China, Vietnam and Mongolia

A board has been established at the German Embassy to determine the equivalence of entrance qualifications for applicants from the People's Republic of China, Mongolia and Vietnam. RUB only accepts applications if they are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Please visit the following websites for further information:

Contact - Admission Office

Ivana Lazic
Room: SSC 0 / 137
Karsten Alt
Room: SSC 0 / 228

  • Office hours: Mo-Th, 09:00am-12:00pm

  • Phone: +49 (0) 234 32-26644 (Hotline)

  • Email: