International Office

Counseling for international prospective students with and without refugee background

The International Office is your first point of contact when it comes to studying at Ruhr University Bochum!

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Beratung einer internationalen Studierenden im Büro

The International Office offers advice for prospective students with and without a refugee background who would like to receive information on the topics of the Studienspur program, studying at RUB, study requirements, and German courses.

Your contact persons:

International Office

General counseling for prospective students and residence law issues:

The consultation itself can be conducted in German, English, Turkish or Arabic (for other languages, the support of a translator is useful).

Admission Office

Consultation for the recognition of degrees, verification of certificates and information regarding admission requirements

For your initial consultation, all documents relevant to your studies should ideally be in German, English or French.

Contact for international applicants:

Admission Office - contact information

Here's how to reach us:

Consultation hours - online and in person

Online consultation via Skype

  • Monday 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9.30 to 11.30 a.m.

Skype name: rubiss.welcome or

Please note: We are only online during the office hours listed above!

Consultation hours in the office

  • Tuesday 9.30 to 11.30 a.m.
  • Thursday 2 to 4 p.m.

Please get a waiting ticket at the SSC reception desk. Consultation hours for prospective students take place in SSC, floor 1.

Consultations via email

You can also contact us with your request by email at

Please note that the processing time usually takes 2 to 5 days.


If needed, we also offer counseling in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian

Please contact us in advance!

Study preparation

This way to learn more about study preparation for international prospective students

The Ruhr University Bochum welcomes you to Germany and on campus and would like to support your start in Bochum.

The International Office offers programmes with language and specialised courses as well as propaedeutic events to prepare for one's studies.

International prospective students
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