International Office
Studierende auf RUB Campus
Studierende auf RUB Campus

As a Freemover to the RUB

If your university does not have an exchange agreement with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), but you would still like to study at our university for one or two semesters, you can apply as a freemover. The relevant faculty decides on a case-by-case basis whether to accept a student as a Freemover.

As a Freemover to the RUB

To apply as a Freemover to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, please send the following documents as a PDF to

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae in German or English in Europass format
  • List of subjects and grades of your previous studies (Transcript of Records)
  • Language certificate: German (at least level B2) for a german course of study or English (at least level B2) for an english course of study
  • Current certificate of study from your home university

Once we have received your documents, we will forward them to the respective faculty and inform you in due time whether we can accept you as a Freemover.

Other exchange possibilities

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Are you interested in doing an internship at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum?


Are you interested in studying through a global exchange agreement?

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