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Study abroad in Asia

Within the scope of the interdisciplinary exchange programmes with our partners in Asia, tuition fees will not be charged at the host university. Additional funding by the PROMOS programme is possible.


Outbound Testimonial Japan

"I got to spend an incredibly wonderful semester abroad in Japan, which helped me feel more complete...."

Partner universities


For students of East Asian Studies, Economics, Law, and Engineering only.

Admission to courses at the School of Economics and Management (SEM) is only possible with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Tongji University will grant a scholarship of approx. €100 per month to four of the total eight students nominated by RUB's International Office. In addition, the university will provide these four students with free student housing.


Admission to Osaka University is only possible with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Admission to the University of Tsukuba is only possible with a grade point average of 2.2 or better.

Important notes and restrictions

  • Please make sure to check whether your field of study is offered at the universities of your choice. If applicable, there are subject-related restrictions.
  • Please note that the academic calendar at the host university may differ from those at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
  • To study at our partner universities in Asia, at least a B2-level English proficiency is required. Valid proof must be provided as part of the application process. Knowledge of the local language is not required, but recommended.

Go ahead apply!

Study abroad in Asia
How to apply?

Next application deadline: 1 December 2023

For an exchange in the academic year 2024/25

Interdisciplinary exchange programmes
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