International Office

My Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre offers advice and support for international researchers.

Are you currently planning your research stay at Ruhr-Universität Bochum? We would like to welcome you to Bochum and give you the best possible start at RUB!

Our services

  • A personal welcome - where you will be introduced to the formalities of your stay
  • Regular consultation hours and individual counselling - any time during your research stay at RUB
  • Appointment scheduling at the City Administration Office and Foreigners' Office in Bochum
  • Accompaniment to appointments and support in dealing with local authorities
  • Information on finding accommodation
  • Consultation on family matters - in cooperation with ProKids
  • Coordination of events for international researchers and their families
  • Networking with other RUB service institutions, chairs and departments - for an optimal support of your affairs

Schedule your personal welcome as soon as possible:

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Telephone consultation hours

From now on, you can reach us in urgent cases Monday till Friday from 09:00 - 10:00 a.m. via telephone: +49 234 3222037

Outside these hours, you can still send us e-mails, but please note that it currently takes us longer to answer requests: welcome-centre@rub.de

"You cannot imagine how my life becomes easier with your help."

Dr. Celia Millon, Post­doc
Welcome Centre Team Okt 2021

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Welcome Centre Videos

All guide videos in one spot!

Guide for international researchers - download

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Our guide for international researchers at RUB - your research stay at a glance.

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