Application for a Bachelor's or Master's degree

Here you have the opportunity to apply online 15th July 2019 for a place to study at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), beginning in the winter semester 2019/2020.

Please fill in the required information at the online application and choose the field of studies. After having completed the application, you will receive a confirmation- Email and a fact sheet with your application number. If necessary, please print this sheet and send it – together with the stated testimonies and language certificates - until the end of application period to the international Admission Office.

Afterwards you can check your application status in the information portal. At the end of the admission process the admission notifications will be provided here as download:

The next application period starts in the beginning of December 2019.

From then on, you will be able to apply for a place to study at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, commencing in the summer semester 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:

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:

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: