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The ERASMUS mobility programme was founded by the European Union in 1987. RUB has long taken part in this programme.
ERASMUS consists of many different activities; student and teacher exchanges, joint development of study programmes (Curriculum Development), international intensive programmes, thematic networks between departments and faculties across Europe, European credit transfer system (ECTS).

  • Student exchange - outgoing
    The ERASMUS student exchange programme enables students to spend 3-12 months at a european partner university during their studies.

  • ERASMUS-Traineeships
    Through the ERASMUS-programme, the RUB can grant students scholarships for an traineeship abroad in the European Union.

  • Teachers' exchange
    Through the ERASMUS-programme, RUB teachers can spend up to six weeks teaching at an ERASMUS-partner-university.

  • Student exchange - incoming
    RUB welcomes about 350 exchange students every year. Most of them take part in the ERASMUS-programme.

  • Staff exchange
    Staff of the university administration can spend 1-6 weeks abroad through the ERASMUS-programme.

  • Erasmus world-wide
    "International Credit Mobility" (KA 107)

    Students, PhD candidates and staff of certain study/research fields can spend a stay abroad at particular partner universities world-wide in so-called Erasmus partner countries (outside the European Erasmus programme countries).

The Erasmus + institutional coordinator of Ruhr-Universität Bochum is Jutta Schmid.

This project has been funded by the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Here you can watch the photos of the exhibition "My ERASMUS", that was held during the Grenzenlos in the Mensa foyer.

30 Years ERASMUS

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30 Years Erasmus