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-Universität Bochum, 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.

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Registration for the International Welcome

Programme winter term 2021/22

Online events

  • 14 and 21 September:
    Preparatory webinars for international regular students
  • 27 September:
    2:00 p.m.
    Official welcome by the Prorector for Academic Affairs and International Affairs and the International Office
    2:30 p.m.
    Information event by the International Office on starting your studies at the RUB - All your open questions can be clarified there.
    5:00 p.m.
    Get Together with the Campus Guides - Get to know your new fellow students and network!
  • 28 September:
    12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Introduction to the University Library - Learn how to use the library, even from home!
    2:00 p.m.
    Technical requirements for studying at the RUB - Learn which online tools are used at the RUB and ask your questions.
  • 29 September:
    4:00 p.m.
    Security in Germany - Question and answer session with the Bochum police
  • 30 September
    10:00 a.m.
    How do I finance my studies here in Germany?
    2:00 p.m.
    What do I get out of my health insurance? - Advantages, offers and possibilities

Please note: By registering for the International Welcome you are automatically registered for all these events and will receive the access data for the respective events by e-mail!

Face-to-face events

  • 6 October:
    10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Campus tour - Get to know the RUB together with your campus guides. You will explore the campus in small groups. Corona rules must be followed.

  • 7 October
    11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Guides tour through the Botanical Garden of RUB - in German

  • 7 October
    2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Guides tour through the Botanical Garden of RUB - in English

  • 7 October
    7:00 p.m.
    Kiosk Crawl with ESN Bochum (Erasmus Student Network Bochum)

    • Please register here. Participation without prior registration not possible.
  • 8 October
    10:30 a.m.-12:00 h
    Guided tour of Bochum - Get to know your new study city!

  • 9 October
    11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Guided tour through Bochum - Get to know your new study city!

Please note: Prior registration for these events is necessary! Registration will be activated on 27 September at 14:00.

Who are the Campus Guides?

Campus Guides are students from higher semesters, who volunteer thei time to support you during your first steps on campus: They will accompany you during the orientation days, answer initial questions about your degree programme, take part in the language café with you, etc.

In addition, they will provide regular (online) support throughout your entire first semester. This is how you make your first contacts at university - and who knows, maybe a friendship will develop beyond the first semester!

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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-Universität 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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International exchange students
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International degree seeking students
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