International Office

Counselling for international degree seeking students

If you have any questions on topics such as extending your residence permit, visa and entry, health insurance, financing or general questions about living and studying in Bochum, we will be happy to help.

Your contact persons:

International Office

Student Advice Centre

Study orientation and financing

Anti-discrimination office

Here's how to reach us:

Consultation hours - online and in person

Online consultation via Skype

  • Monday 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Skype name: or

How to do it: Find us as a contact on Skype and add us. Then please write a short message with your request. We will then get back to you. Please note: We are only online during the office hours mentioned above!

Consultation hours in the office

  • Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 2 - 4 p.m.

Please get a waiting ticket downstairs at the SSC Reception.

The rule to wear a mask applies!

Consultation via email

You can also contact us with your request by email at

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

International degree-seeking students
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