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Application for a study stay in Australia and in the USA (AEN/MAUI)

Please submit your complete application online by the deadline indicated below. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Next application deadline: 1 December 2023

For an exchange stay in the academic year 2024/25.

Important notes

  • A parallel application for the AEN and the MAUI programme is not possible. Please choose your preference.
  • For other exchange programmes offered by Ruhr-Universität Bochum you can apply at the same time.
  • In the online application you have to indicate three universities of your choice.
  • All required application documents must be uploaded in the online portal (in PDF).

Application documents

Online application

  1. Please upload all application documents in our online portal.
  2. After submitting your application digitally, please download the online application form, sign it and email the signed version to Anika Odenbach.

Online portal

Motivation letter

Recommendation letter

  • To be written by a lecturer from your department at Ruhr University Bochum
  • In German or English
  • Usually, lecturers will send their letter of recommendation to the International Office directly. In this case, please make a short note and upload it (in PDF form) as part of your online application. If you receive your letter of recommendation from your lecturer, please upload a scanned copy of the letter (PDF only). Please note that we cannot accept your application if the recommendation letter is not submitted by the deadline.

Transcript of records

  • Complete list of current academic achievements
  • Can be created automatically in eCampus or FlexNow and saved as a PDF.
  • Medical students can upload their PJ-Reifeprüfung.
  • A transcript of records issued by the examination office will also be accepted.

University diplomas (if applicable)

  • If you are a master's students, please upload your bachelor's degree certificate.
  • Please only submit your high school diploma if you are in the first term of your bachelor's degree programme.

Enrollment certificate

  • From the current term
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