International Office
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International Welcome

To help you get started with your studies, RUBiss (RUB - international student services) organises an International Welcome for new international students.

At the International Welcome, new international students receive helpful information on starting their studies like for example introductions to the current online programmes at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), information about city registration, course registration, participants also get the opportunity to meet fellow students online and much more! Throughout the International Welcome, participants are supported by the so called Campus Guides.

Programme summer term 2024

The International Welcome already starts with information events well before the semester begins. The RUBiss team offers the following preparatory events in February/March/April 2024:

Online events 18th-22nd March 2024

During this period, one online event will take place every day at 2 p.m. each of which deals with a topic related to life and study in Bochum.

  • Monday, 18.03.2024 Starting your studies at RUB: Information on your enrolment documents, student ID, NRW-Ticket, leisure activities at RUB such as RUBiss events, university sports, music centre etc.
  • Tuesday, 19.03.2024 Technical requirements for studying at RUB: We will explain Moodle, eCampus, RUB-Mail, Zoom etc.
  • Wednesday, 20.03.2024 Health insurance in Germany: Which one do I need? What are the differences or advantages? How do I prove my health insurance status at the university? Etc.
  • Thursday, 21.03.2024 Financing your studies: Find out how you can finance your studies at RUB. Scholarships, part-time jobs, etc.

All events will take place via Zoom.

The registration is now possible.

Face-to-face events 4th April- 7th April 2024

During this week, we will organize various face-to-face events for you so that you can get to know the campus and Bochum, e.g.:

  • Thursday, 04.04.2024

  • Friday, 05.04.2024
    • 10:00 a.m. Official welcome from the Rectorate and International Office in HZO 40
    • from approx. 11:00 a.m. Campus tours in groups accompanied by Campus Guides
    • from 5:00 p.m. Closing evening in the Kulturcafé
  • Saturday 06.04.2024 & Sunday 07.04.2024
    • 3 p.m. City tours

Virtual RUBiss campus tour

Tour the campus with us! The RUBiss team has created a virtual campus tour for you that introduces the staff of the International Office and shows different areas of the Ruhr University Bochum campus. Take a look!
Campus Tour - RUBiss

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An overview of RUBiss events for international students can be found here!

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