International Office

Counselling for prospective refugee students

Do you have questions regarding studying at the Ruhr University or would you like to find out more about the Integra programme?

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In cooperation with the Admissions Office and the Student Advice Centre, the International Office offers special consultation hours for prospective students with a refugee background. Here we gladly provide information regarding the Integra programme, what to expect when studying at the Ruhr University, including study requirements, the recognition of degrees and German courses.

Your contact persons:

International Office

For Integra and prospective (Integra) students

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).

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

Languages in which we provide online consultation:

  • Mondays: German, English, Arabic, Turkish,
  • 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 2-3 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.

Languages in which we provide consultations in presence:

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

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

Please feel free to contact us with your request also via email at

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

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