International Office

Corona Special Grant for international students

Many students have found themselves in a financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Corona Special Grant supports students during this crisis.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to international students of Ruhr-Universität Bochum. International students are students who have a foreign nationality, who did not obtain their higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) at a German school and who are staying in Germany for the purpose of studying.

  • Bachelor's students must have at least 60 credits.
  • Master's students can apply from the second Master's semester onwards.
  • Exception: Master's students in the first semester who have completed their Bachelor's degree at Ruhr-Universität.
  • Students of medicine must be able to complete their studies within the next two years.

If you plan to complete your studies in the coming semester, please apply for the Graduation Grant.

How much is the grant?

  • €300/month
  • Over a six-month period (October-March)
  • In addition to the financial support, there is a scholarship mentoring programme, including:
    • Individual consultations
    • Group meetings

Which documents are required for the application?

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)*
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) (max. two pages)*
  • Letter of recommendation from a university lecturer on academic performance and prospects of academic success**
  • Copy of your residence permit (or passport for EU students)*
  • Bank statements for the last three months (March/April/May) for all of your bank accounts*
  • BAföG notification (if available)*
  • Current certificate of enrollment*
  • Transcript of records*
  • Proof of social commitment or special achievements

*Mandatory documents to be uploaded in the application portal.

**Mandatory document to be either sent by the applicant to rubiss@rub.de directly or uploaded to the application portal.

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