International Office

Erasmus cooperations

The Erasmus programme was launched by the European Union in 1987. Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) has been an active participant since the beginning.

Erasmus partner universities

RUB currently has around 600 subject-specific cooperation agreements (Erasmus Inter-Institutional Agreements) with Erasmus partner universities in almost all programme countries. The exchange opportunities for students and lecturers are arranged in these agreements. All current Erasmus partner universities with their respective agreements on exchange opportunities can be found here.

More detailed information on the various mobility areas of the Erasmus programme at RUB for students and employees can be found here:

Outbound mobility with Erasmus programme countries

Through the Erasmus student exchange, students have the opportunity to spend a study period of two-12 months at a European partner university.

Through the Erasmus programme, RUB also awards its students scholarships for internships within Europe.

Staff from all areas of work at the university can be sponsored for one- to up-to a six-week stays at universities or companies in Europe.

Lecturers can spend teaching periods at an Erasmus partner university through the Erasmus programme.

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Blended intensive programmes (BIP) combine the delivery of virtual courses together with Erasmus partner institutions with funding for a joint student stay abroad of five-30 days.

Incoming mobility with Erasmus programme countries

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Every year, RUB accepts many Erasmus exchange students from partner universities abroad.

International mobility with partner countries (KA 107)

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Students, PhD students and staff of certain disciplines can be funded for stays at specific partner institutions worldwide (outside the European Erasmus participating countries).

Erasmus funding for higher education cooperation

An important component in the internationalisation of universities is the establishment and implementation of joint strategic partnerships and cooperation projects. Erasmus offers various instruments and programmes for this purpose, which are actively used at RUB to further develop various projects at university-wide and subject-specific levels. The International Office advises on application and implementation.

European universities

"European University Networks (EUN)" have been funded within the Erasmus programme since 2019. These are university alliances that aim to combine the strengths and diversity of European research and teaching in new structures to meet the challenges facing Europe. RUB is successfully involved in this with a consortium: the "European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC)" has been in the making since 2020. Further information can be found here.

The Erasmus Institutional Coordinator at RUB is Jutta Schmid.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The responsibility for the content of RUB's Erasmus webpages lies solely with the author; the Commission is not liable for any further use of the information contained therein.

The national agency for EU higher education cooperation
DAAD Erasmus
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