International Office

Welcome to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum's International Portal

Here, international students, teachers and researchers can find important information about their stay in Bochum. Students and staff will find everything about their opportunities for international mobility and cooperation, and we provide extensive information about the international profile and the internationalisation activities for the university.


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In the winter semester 2021/22, the Outbound Mobility Team of the International Office will again offer online group initial consultations on stays abroad.

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The award of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is presented once a year during the DAAD scholarship holders' meeting and is endowed with 1000€. The DAAD Prize is awarded to international students who have achieved outstanding performances at RUB, as well as social commitment during their studies.

Studierende mit Campusplan

The International Office welcomes all new international students and invites them to the International Welcome! A wide range of online and face-to-face events are waiting for them!

For prospective and current students

You are from abroad and would like to study at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum? We look forward to welcoming you and will provide you with initial information about studying and your first steps on campus.

The world is open to our students, because the university is well networked: on every continent, via exchange programmes, self-organised stays, financed by scholarships or foreign student grants - a stay abroad is worthwhile in any case!

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum- an international university

For globally networked research and teaching as well as internationally oriented study opportunities, our departments and institutions cooperate in many active partnerships and exchange information with universities and institutes all over the world. A clear internationalisation strategy and the supporting services of the International Office ensure the continuous expansion of these networks.

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The Welcome Centre supports international researchers in preparing and planning their stay in Bochum. They receive information about their research stay at RUB as well as targeted assistance with administrative procedures and formalities.

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In teaching and research, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum cooperates in many active partnerships with institutions from all over the world. All faculties and institutes participate in the continuous further development of international exchange with universities, research institutes and networks.

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University without Borders

Services for university employees

Contact us at any time regarding the following topics

  • Internationalisation of studies and teaching
  • Establishment of international cooperations
  • Supervision of international scientists
  • International training / staff mobility
  • International fairs and delegations

Contact and services

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Introducing the International Office
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