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Step 2: Prove German language skills

To study in German at the Ruhr University, you will need very good German language skills.

German-language degree programmes

Most degree programmes at the Ruhr University are held in German. Therefore, you must have sufficient knowledge of German and be able to prove it when applying. Only certain language certificates are accepted by the Ruhr University Bochum.

Please note that there may be additional language requirements for some degree programs, which may have to be proven during enrolment. Please inform yourself about this in time via our study program.

Language certificates accepted by the Ruhr University

  • TestDaF with at least 16 points within one examination
  • DSH (level 2 or 3)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom - DSD - II
  • ZOP or Goethe-Zertifikat C2 of the Goethe-Institut
  • KDS or GDS of the Goethe-Institut
  • ÖSD-Sprachdiplom C1
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • Feststellungsprüfung (examination part German)

If you do not yet have the necessary German language skills, you can find out about specific German languages courses and apply here:

German language courses
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English-language degree programmes

For Master's programmes taught in English, you will also need to provide a language certificate; please review the homepage of the programme you are interested in. You can find the respective page via the study programme overview.

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You would like to study at Ruhr University Bochum - but what? The university provides you with information and advice on making the right choice of study.

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To apply, your school-leaving certificate or university degree must be recognised by the Ruhr University.

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