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Step 1: Find and apply for a German course

There are several German language course providers including Interculturas e.V. that work in cooperation with the university's general student committee (AStA), and the Studienkolleg Bochum.

German course providers

The Interculturas e.V. in association with AStA and the Studienkolleg Bochum offer German courses close to campus. Of course in Bochum and the surrounding area a number of other course providers, i.e. other language schools, commercial and publicly funded providers will also offer German language courses.

When choosing a provider outside of those detailed on this page, please make sure that the chosen course prepares you for a recognised language exam that qualifies you to study, e.g. TestDaF, DHS II or III or telc C1 Hochschule.


In cooperation with AStA of the Ruhr University, Interculturas e.V. also offers language courses (A1-C1) and prepares students for the DSH examination. A university entrance qualification (HZB) is not necessarily required for this.

  • eleven weeks per course (20 lessons per week)
  • Test at the end of the course
  • 330€ A1-B1
  • 340€ B2
  • 370€ C1


Phone: 0234/32 26 703 (only during office hours)

Office hours:

  • Tuesday 10.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

How do I apply for Interculturas?

Interculturas offers German courses four times a year. Registration takes place online. A distinction is made between registration for level A1 (no language skills) and all other levels, as these require a placement test.

Apply for A1

apply for A2-C1

For further questions regarding registration, please contact Interculturas directly:

Studienkolleg Bochum

The Studienkolleg Bochum also offers German courses at levels A1 - C1 for prospective students with a university entrance qualification (HZB). The German courses are intensive language courses with an average of 31 hours per week (25 teaching hours + 8 tutorial hours).

  • seven to eight weeks per course (from 2023: 9-10 a.m.)
  • approx. 190 hours of tuition (from 2023: approx. 240)
  • 175€ course fee per level for materials and tutorials (from 2023: 220€)
  • DSH exam preparation
  • DSH exam preparation at the end of the C1 course

Please contact the Studienkolleg directly for more information.



Telephone: 0234 - 9 38 82 31 (secretariat)

How do I apply for the Studienkolleg?

The Studienkolleg also offers German courses four times a year. The application must be made in writing. You can find the current application form on the Studienkolleg website:

Apply here

Please note that you already need a recognized higher education entrance qualification (HZB) to apply!

If you have any further questions, please contact the Studienkolleg directly:

German courses at the Studienkolleg Bochum
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Flaggen der RUB, Deutschland, NRW und EU

Once you have been admitted to a German course, you can plan your entry into Germany.

Campusplan RUB

Here we provide you with helpful information and tips for your stay.

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