Beahead. In Modern Psychology

What is the best way to deal with stress?
What can I do so that I no longer feel so lonely?
What effect does healthy eating have on mental well-being? How are people influenced by the media?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions and are you curious to get more information?

The team of Behead. provides psychological support for international students with a refugee background through Zoom sessions, a Moodle course and their website.

The initiative helps students to get settled in their studies and in the everyday life of the university while sharing interesting facts about different psychological topics.

For more information, check out their:


Moodle course: Beahead. in Modern Psychology (SoSe20).

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Services for Refugees and international students

Ruhr-Universität Bochum was one of the first universities in Germany to offer special study preparatory courses for refugees. Since then, it has seen itself as a university without borders.

Thanks to the successful "Integra" programme, around 100 refugees have been able to enrol at Ruhr-Universität.

Further projects run parallel to the already established measures for the support of international students. Thanks to the many years of experience of the International Office, more than 4.300 international students currently feel comfortable studying at Ruhr-Universität.