International Office

Erasmus cooperations

The Erasmus programme was launched by the European Union in 1987. Ruhr-Universität Bochum has been an active participant since the beginning.

Erasmus Partner Universities

Ruhr-Universität Bochum 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 Ruhr-Universität Bochum for students and employees can be found here:

Mobility with Erasmus Programme Countries - Outbound Mobility

Through the Erasmus student exchange, students have the opportunity to spend a study period of 2-12 months at a European partner university.

Through the Erasmus programme, Ruhr-Universität Bochum also awards its students scholarships for internships within Europe.

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

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

Mobility with Erasmus Programme Countries - Incoming

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Every year, Ruhr-Universität Bochum accepts many Erasmus exchange students from partner universities abroad.

Mobility with Partner Countries - International Mobility (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 programme lines for this purpose, which are actively used at Ruhr-Universität Bochum to further develop various projects at central and subject level. The International Office advises on application and implementation.

European Universities

Since 2019, "European University Networks (EUN)" have been funded within the Erasmus programme. 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. Ruhr-Universität Bochum is successfully involved in this with a consortium: since 2020, the "European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC)" has been in the making. Further information can be found here.

The Erasmus Institutional Coordinator at Ruhr- Universität Bochum is Jutta Schmid.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The responsibility for the content of the Erasmus pages of Ruhr-Universität Bochum lies solely with the author; the Commission is not liable for any further use of the information contained therein.

National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation
DAAD Erasmus
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