What is the Übergangssemester?

The Übergangssemester is the opportunity to bridge the time between your final German language examination and the start of your studies and to prepare generally and subject-specifically for your studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The focus here is on deepening language skills and repeating subject contents as well as offers that are differentiated according to the respective subject group.


These six modules represent the content of the Übergangssemester. The events may vary from semester to semester.

Participants can choose the contents that suit them from the following areas:

Module 1: Language


  • Specialised language courses in cooperation with the Department of German as a Foreign Language
  • English A2 course during term in cooperation with the University Language Centre
  • Weekly Sprachcafé

Module 2: Competencies relevant for studying


  • Microsoft Office course
  • Data Literacy course in cooperation with the Method Centre
  • Mathematics course during term in cooperation with the Faculty of Mathematics

Module 3: Study orientation


  • Attendance of lectures within the framework of the Junge Uni (acquisition of credit points for subsequent studies possible, except for Medicine and Psychology)
  • Workshops and information sessions with the Career Service, the Admission Office, the BAföG Office and other partners

Module 4: Culture & sport


  • Courses offered by University Sports and the Centre for the Arts

Module 6: Information & advice


  • Individual counseling appointments with the International Office
  • Monthly tutorial

Module 5: Getting involved


  • Co-organisation of events hosted by the International Office
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