O-course boat tour 2019

Orientation Course

The International Office offers an Orientation Course (O-Course) for exchange students which takes place about four weeks before winter semester starts. The participation fee for the Orientation Course is about 300 Euros.

The next Orientation Course will take place in September 2020 and consists of:

  • German courses
  • A diverse programme of excursions, sports,...
  • Workshop on intercultural skills
  • Dealing with formalities
  • Lunch in the Mensa
  • Getting to know international and German students
  • And much more


Participants will receive the programme via email when they have registered and again at the official welcome on the first day of the Orientation Course. You can find the programme for the last O-Course below as a guide.

Orientation course 2019   (190.7 kB)

O-Course on Facebook

Would you like to know who you are going to meet in Bochum and how to get in contact with other O-Course members before you arrive?
We will set up a Facebook group for all O-Course participants in advance!
You will have the opportunity to ask questions before your arrival and you can also get in touch with your tutors.

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Registration for O-Course

Exchange students receive an invitation via email.


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