International Office

Welcome to the Ruhr University Bochum's International Portal

Here, international students, teachers and researchers can find important information about their stay in Bochum. Students and staff will find everything about their opportunities for international mobility and cooperation, and we provide extensive information about the international profile and the internationalisation activities for the university.

For prospective and current students

You are from abroad and would like to study at the Ruhr University Bochum? We look forward to welcoming you and will provide you with initial information about studying and your first steps on campus.

Unseren Studierenden steht die Welt offen, denn die RUB ist gut vernetzt: auf jedem Kontinent, über Austauschprogramme, selbst organisierte Aufenthalte, finanziert durch Stipendien oder Auslands-Bafög – ein Auslandsaufenthalt lohnt sich in jedem Fall!

The Ruhr University Bochum- an international university

For globally networked research and teaching as well as internationally oriented study opportunities, our departments and institutions cooperate in many active partnerships and exchange information with universities and institutes all over the world. A clear internationalisation strategy and the supporting services of the International Office ensure the continuous expansion of these networks.

Finger zeigt auf Globus

Ruhr University Bochum is a university open to the world and internationally connected. Internationalization is anchored in its mission statement "Built to change" and embedded as a strategic, cross-cutting topic in all areas of the university.

The Welcome Centre supports international researchers in preparing and planning their stay in Bochum. They receive information about their research stay at RUB as well as targeted assistance with administrative procedures and formalities.

In teaching and research, Ruhr University Bochum cooperates in many active partnerships: The university is open to people from all nations and fosters the international exchange of students and teachers. All faculties and institutes participate in the continuous further development of international exchange with universities, research institutes and networks.

Services for university employees

Contact us at any time regarding the following topics

  • Internationalisation of studies and teaching
  • Establishment of international cooperations
  • Supervision of international scientists
  • International training / staff mobility
  • International fairs and delegations

Further information for university staff

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