International Office

Worldwide exchange agreements

The Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) has numerous exchange agreements with various partner universities worldwide through which you can come to our university for a stay of one or two semesters.

Exchange agreements of the Ruhr University Bochum

The worldwide exchange agreements are in many cases interdisciplinary and can be utilised by students of all disciplines for a stay at RUB. In addition, individual faculties and institutes offer subject-specific exchange agreements.

Here you can check whether there is an exchange agreement between your home university and ours:

Via a partnership agreement with a partner university to the Ruhr University Bochum

1. Apply at your home university for an exchange stay at RUB.

2. Your home university sends your nomination to the RUB's International Office (via email to

Deadlines for nomination:

  • for the summer term: December 15.
  • for the winter term: June 15

3. You will receive a welcome email with the link to the online registration.

You will then need to upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae in Europass format
  • A list of subjects and grades of your previous studies (Transcript of Records)
  • A copy of your identity card/passport
  • If required: Certificate of language skills (if we require a language certificate for your exchange place, we will inform you beforehand via email)

Deadlines for online registration:

  • for the summer term: 15 January
  • for the winter term: July 15

4. After you have successfully registered online, you will receive an admission letter to your specific exchange programme.

With the admission letter you can then enroll at the Ruhr University Bochum.

You will receive all of the necessary information regarding enrollment in due time via email.

Required language certificates

Whether you have to provide language certificates as an exchange student depends on the department. In this document you can check whether language certificates are required in your department.

The course catalogue

You can find all courses offered at RUB via the course catalogues. An overview of the RUB course catalogues is available here.

Other exchange possibilities

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