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

Here's how to reach us:

Consultation hours - online and in person

Online consultation via Skype

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

Skype name: rubiss.international or international@rub.de

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.

Consultation hours for international regular students take place in room SSC 1/229. Please come to the door and sign in. If there is already someone in the office hours, please wait at the front of the foyer. You will then be called up when it is your turn.

The rule to wear a mask applies!

  • The consultation hour in person on 18th of August does not take place!

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.

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