International Office

Counselling for international prospective students

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

Beratung RUBiss
Beratung einer internationalen Studierenden im Büro

What should I study? What do I have to consider when entering the country? How do I finance my studies?

The International Office are happy to help with personal, study-related or administrative matters.

Your contact persons:

International Office

General counselling for prospective students and residence law issues

Student Advice Centre

General study financing advice

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.welcome or welcome@rub.de

Languages in which we provide online consultation:

  • Mondays: German, English, Arabic, Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian
  • Tuesdays: German, English, Arabic
  • Thursdays: German, English
  • Fridays: German, English, Arabic

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 listed above!

The Central Student Advisory Office offers a telephone consultation hour on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. on the topic of study financing (0234 32 23864) as well as a consultation hour on Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. via Skype (Name: studienfinanzierung@rub.de or live:.cid.1e91d59bd99c4009 ).

Consultation hours in the office

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

Languages in which we provide consultations in presence:

  • Tuesdays: German, English
  • Thursdays: German, Arabic, Ukrainian, Russian

Consultation hours for refugee prospective students take place on SSC floor 1. Please note the signs displayed.

The general rule to wear a mask applies!

Consultations via email

You can also contact us with your request by email at

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

Study preparation

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

zwei geflüchtete Studierende werden unterrichtet im Horsaal

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

Studierende im Seminar (schreiben)

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

Studierende im Seminar (Studium und Lehre)

To study at the Ruhr University, sufficient German language skills are almost always required. Learn German at the Ruhr University Bochum!

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