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Self-organised study abroad

Ruhr-Universität Bochum offers a lot of different exchange opportunities with partner universities world-wide. But perhaps you would much rather go to a completely different university or research institution? The world is your oyster!


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides students interested in independently organising a study stay abroad with information on specific countries, scholarships, funding and much more!

To the DAAD website

Private placement organisations

When planning a self-organised study stay abroad, you can also take advantage of the help of a private agency specialised in study stays placements. Before you decide on an agency or organisation, it is best to contact several and check each offer carefully.

Financing your study stay

There are a variety of financing options for study stays abroad that can help you realise your plans.

Learn more about your options

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