International Office

Application to study abroad at an international partner university

Please submit your complete online application for an exchange in the academic year 2023/24 by 1 December 2022. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you would like to apply for a study stay in Australia or the USA, please click here.

Online application

  • There are two different options - A or B - to submit your application. Please choose one:
  • (A) Sign the online application digitally and email it to
  • (B) Print the online application, sign it, scan it and email the scan to

Online portal

Important notes

  • You can apply for multiple exchange programmes offered by Ruhr-Universität Bochum at the same time.
  • In your online application you can indicate up to three universities of your choice.
  • All required application documents must be uploaded to the online portal (in PDF).

Application documents

Motivation letter

  • In German or English
  • Please use the template.
  • Please download the document and save it to your PC. You should be able to enter your answers in the writable version of the PDF file then.

Curriculum vitae

  • In German or English

Recommendation letter

  • By a lecturer from your department
  • 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

  • Current complete list of academic achivements
  • 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 semester of your bachelor's degree programme.

Enrollment certificate

  • From the current term
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