International Office

Before your arrival

There is a lot to organise before the start of your exchange stay. Here you will find a compilation of everything you should do before your arrival.


If you have not yet done so, the first step in organising your stay with us is to apply for an exchange stay at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Detailed information on how to apply can be found directly under the respective exchange programmes:

After you have successfully applied, you will receive an admission confirmation via email.

Our Orientation Course offers you the opportunity to improve your German language skills, take care of formalities together and make contacts. For more information and programme registration - this way!

To facilitate the start of your studies, we organise free Orientation Days for new international students before the beginning of each term. For more information and programme registration - this way!

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