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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Consultation hours

Personal consultations can be scheduled:

Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

+49 234 3222037

welcome-centre@rub.de

Appointments possible via zoom or telephone.

Please register with the Welcome Centre before the consultation.

Assistance with filling out forms

We are happy to assist you in filling out German forms.

Monday 9 am - noon

welcome-centre@rub.de

Appointments possible via zoom or telephone.

Please register with the Welcome Centre before the consultation.

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

Dr. Celia Millon, Post­doc
Welcome Centre Team Okt 2021

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Your research stay at a glance

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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