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.

The Integra program shortly explained

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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 program consists of an onboarding program (2 weeks) and an intensive program
  • All participants participate in a two-week onboarding program at the beginning and can start with the intensive program if they successfully complete it.
  • In addition to the German courses and the preparatory events, the International Office will accompany you through the program and give you individual advice.


The Integra program starts with an onboarding program and continues with an intensive program.

Winter semester 2023/24:

  • Onboarding: September 14th - 29th 2023
  • German courses: starting in October 2023

Changes to the dates always possible!

If you attend regularly & successfully, you may continue to attend Integra in the summer semester 2024.

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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