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Application requirements

You are interested in the program Studienspur and would like to apply? Find out about participation requirements and the application process.

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Are you interested in Studienspur and have questions about the application process? Come to one of our information events via Zoom! At the information events, we will present the program and the application process and give you the opportunity to ask your questions.

We offer the following dates:

  • Friday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m
  • Friday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m
  • Friday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m

About Zoom:

Join the Zoom meeting

https://ruhr-uni-bochum.zoom.us/j/65214139451?pwd=bVJFTTlreVBoNG00OTh2ZHErZG5GUT09

Meeting ID: 652 1413 9451

Password: 878250

The information sessions will be held in English. Translations into Ukrainian, Russian, Arabic or Turkish are possible.

Participation requirements?

You can apply if. . .

  • You are interested in studying at Ruhr University Bochum
  • You have either
    • a residence status as a refugee in Germany (for example, a residence permit as a refugee, Aufenthaltsgestattung, family reunification, a residence title pursuant to Section 24 of the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz, AufenthG)...),
    • fled Ukraine and are staying in Germany with your Ukrainian passport, ID or Ukrainian residence title without a German residence title according to the statutory order from March 9th, 2022 (Ukraine-Aufenthalts-Übergangsverordnung)
    • or a visa for study preparation in Germany
  • You have a university entrance qualification (HZB) (for example, the Abitur, a Bachelor's or Master's degree)

More information

How can I apply?

Studienspur is offered multiple times a year.

Application deadlines

  • Application for the winter semester 2024/25 is possible from June 24 to July 22, 2024
  • After the deadline, applications are no longer possible
  • The application phase for the summer semester 2025 is expected to start in December 2024

The entire application process takes place online via our application portal.

What documents do I need for the application?

For the application you need the following documents as a PDF document:

  • front and back of your residence title
  • School report as scans of the original document and as officially certified translations of the original documents (German, English or French)
  • if available, proof of the completed university entrance examination (e.g. from Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, etc.) as scans of the original document and as officially certified translations of the original documents (German, English or French)
  • if available, proof of academic achievements, e.g. Transcript of Records as scans of the original document and as officially certified translations of the original documents (German, English or French)
  • if available, degree certificate from the university + list of individual grades as scans of the original document and as officially certified translations of the original documents (German, English or French)
  • possible marriage certificate, if the name on the transcript does not match the name your residence title
  • a passport photo for your student ID card
  • if available, proof of having completed a German course

You will upload the documents to the online form when you apply. The examination of your documents exclusively takes place online. However, you should be prepared for your original certificates to be requested by the Admissions Office.

What is my status at Ruhr University Bochum?

As a Studienspur-participant you are enrolled as a guest student.

This means:

  • use of the RUB infrastructure (e. g. attending lectures, using the library)
  • Attendance in lectures is possible, however acquisition of credits is not
  • RUB social contribution does not have to be paid

What does the participation in the program cost?

The program Studienspur is free of charge for all participants. Learning materials (e.g. books) have to be paid for by the participants.

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