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Application requirements

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

Participation requirements?

You can apply if. . .

  • You are interested in studying at the 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?

The Integra-programme is offered multiple times a year.

Application period

  • Applications for Integra are currently NOT possible.
  • We will announce the next application period here on our website. Probably in January or February of 2023 (subject to change).
  • The German classes will then start in April 2023.

The application takes place exclusively via an online form.

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
  • Documents that prove your university entrance qualification (HZB), i.e. your school leaving certificate and any documentation of credits you have already achieved at a university, e.g. a transcript of records
    • you should provide these documents in the original language and translated to German, English or French
  • A passport photo
  • Your letter of motivation in German or English (maximum one page)

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 the Ruhr University?

As an Integra-participant you are enrolled either as a guest student or a language course student at the Ruhr University.

For everybody 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

For language course students who have paid the social contribution to RUB this means:

  • The semester ticket for public transport in North Rhine-Westphalia is included

What does the participation in the programme cost?

The Integra-programme is free of charge for all participants. Participants can choose to pay the social contribution to RUB in order to receive a semester ticket for public transport. Additionally, learning materials (e.g. books) have to be paid for by the participants.

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