New edition of our Guide for International Researchers

Dear researchers, dear guests,

the third revised edition of our Guide for International Researchers is now published.

The guide gives international PhD students, postdocs and professors a detailed overview and updated information regarding their research stay at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. All relevant questions regarding, amongst others, visa and social security issues, your family's stay on a research visit as well as working and research at Ruhr-Universität Bochum are answered in detail.

Download here our complete guide for international researchers as a PDF file:

Guide for International Researchers   (9.9 MB)


  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • First Steps at RUB

  • Continuing Education and Leisure at RUB

  • Bochum – in the Heart of the Ruhr Area

  • A Road Map for your Research Stay

  • Entry and Residence

  • Working and Research at University

  • Social Security in Germany

  • Taxation in Germany

  • Bringing Your Family on a Research Stay

  • Practical Everyday Information

  • Before you leave Germany...

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