International Office

Counselling 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!

Beratung RUBiss
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 Integra program, studying at RUB, study requirements, the recognition of degrees and German courses.

Your contact persons:

International Office

General counselling for prospective students and residence law issues

Student Advice Centre

General study financing advice

Admission Office

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.

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

Here's how to reach us:

Cancellation of office hours

Unfortunately, consultation hours (in the office and on Skype) have to be cancelled on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 20th
  • Thursday, March 23rd
  • Monday, March 27th
  • Thursday, March 30th
  • Friday, March 31st

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

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: or live:.cid.1e91d59bd99c4009 ).

Consultation hours in the office

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

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

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.


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

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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