During your studies you can improve your German, English or other language skills by attending technical language courses, communication training and presentation workshops.
German as a Foreign Language (DaF)
The Department of German as a Foreign Language (DaF) at RUB offers advanced courses to expand your knowledge of German.
- Communication Training I + II
- Argumentation and Presentation in Scientific Discourse
- Business German
- Technology German
- Medical German
- Biology German
In addition to (technical) language courses, DaF also offers courses in academic research and writing, among them:
- Academic Research I+II
- Academic Writing I+II
- Academic Presentations
Please note the obligatory online course pre-registration before the start of each semester.
Detailed information on DaF‘s semester programme and the registration procedures can be found on their website.
University Language Centre (ZfA)
At the University Language Centre (ZfA), RUB students can broaden their general knowledge of foreign or second languages or rather in specific subjects or even learn a completely new language.
Courses offered include:
- English for students from abroad
- English for Academic Purposes (different levels from B1 to C1)
- Business English: Intercultural Management
- Scientific English
- Technical English
- Medical English
Please note that it may be necessary to take a placement test. You can register for courses via CampusOffice.
English course especially for prospective student and current student refugees
At ZfA, prospective and current students refugees alike can take a compact English course during their semester break. With available capacities, the course is also open to regular degree-seeking international RUB students.
You will find detailed information on ZfA’s semester programme and on the registration procedures on their website under the heading "Course descriptions".
Language Tandem Tandem.MINT
With the Tandem.MINT programme, local and international students of natural sciences and engineering can improve their language skills in tandem.
Language meet up for international students
Every Monday during the lecture period, local and international students can exchange at the International Office’s so-called Sprachcafé in the Max-Kade-Hall (Laerholzstr. 82, 44801 Bochum) from 5 - 9 pm. Registration is not necessary.