International Office

Why participate in Integra?

The Integra programme prepares prospective students with a refugee background for their studies at the Ruhr University Bochum in a variety of ways. They not only learn German, but also gain study-relevant skills.


C1 level German language skills

  • Prepare for the TestDaF examination (prerequisite to apply to university)

Systemic and social integration on campus

  • Familiarise yourself with the requirements for studying
  • Acquire study-relevant competences
  • Orientation on campus
  • Meet fellow students and contact persons at the university
  • Familiarise yourself with digital teaching and e-learning platforms


  • The Integra programme consists of a beginner's programme (Integra-12) and an intensive programme (Integra-24).
  • All participants take part in Integra-12 for one semester and graduate into the Integra-24 programme upon successful completion of Integra-12. The programme parts differ in the intensity of the German courses and in the selection of the propaedeutic programme.
  • In addition to the German courses and the preparatory events, the International Office will accompany you through the programme and give you individual advice.

The German courses in the Integra programme prepare participants for the TestDaF examination.

The Integra programme offers numerous events that support social and systematic integration.

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