International Office

Counselling for international prospective students

The International Office is your first point of contact when it comes to studying at the Ruhr-Universität!

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

Student Advice Centre

Study orientation and financing

Here's how to reach us:

Consultation hours via Skype

Monday and Thursday

  • 2 pm - 4 pm

Tuesday and Friday

  • 10 am - 12 pm

Skype name: rubiss.welcome or

The Central Student Advisory Service offers telephone consultation hours on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. (0234 32 23864) and consultation hours via Skype on Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. (name: Zentrale Studienberatung).

Here's how it works: Find and add us as a contact on Skype. Then, please write a short message with your request and wait for us to get back to you.

Please note: We are only online during the above-mentioned consultation hours!

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-Universität 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-Universität, sufficient German language skills are almost always required. Learn German at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum!

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