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Number of MAUI/AEN
students you can accept during 2015/16.
Indicate total number of semesters.

 

6 semesters

 

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

Bochum

 

 

Contact person for incoming students name, title, full address, phone, fax, email

Ms. Magdalena Rooch
International Office
Universitätsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Germany
+49-234-32 27248
+49-234-32 14684
magdalena.rooch@uv.rub.de

 

Contact person for outgoing students  name, title, full address, phone, fax, email

Ms. Uta Baier
International Office
Universitätsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Germany
+49-234-32 29814
+49-234-32 14684
uta.baier@uv.rub.de

 

General University Website

www.rub.de

International Office/Website for Incoming Students

http://international.rub.de/gaststudis/index.html.en

 

 

Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students
list explicitly

All areas of study open for exchange students. List of degree programs:

http://studienangebot.rub.de/en

 

 

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English
list explicitly

Only English and American Studies. However, some areas offer a few courses in English:
http://international.rub.de/rubiss/angebote/vvz.html.en

 

Are graduate areas open for exchange?

 

Yes


 

 

Areas of study open to graduate exchange students
list explicitly

Most  areas of study open for exchange students. List of degree programs:

http://studienangebot.rub.de/en

Only on special request, depending on each case:
• MA Human Rights
• MA Humanitarian Assistance
• MA Development Management
• MA European Culture and Economy

 

 

Open graduate areas of study taught in English list explicitly

Several graduate programs are entirely taught in English:

http://studienangebot.rub.de/en/overview?field_sg_abschluss_value[2]=2&field_sg_unterrichtssprache_value[2]=2

 

Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses?

 

 

Yes

 

 

Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?

 

 

 

Yes

 

Areas of study restricted
to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

None

 

Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students

Only on request, depending on each case:
• MA Human Rights
• MA Humanitarian Assistance
• MA Development Management
• MA European Culture and Economy

Websites for course offerings
both in host language & English offerings

http://www.uv.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/pvz-planung/vvz.htm (German)
http://international.rub.de/rubiss/angebote/vvz.html.en (in English)

Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer school website.

 

 

 

 

No

 

Orientation session(s) for incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

Yes, however not mandatory:
http://international.rub.de/gaststudis/okurs.html.en


 

Academic Calendar
Please list exact dates.

Winter semester: October 1 to March 31
Summer semester: April 1 to September 30
Lecture period winter semester 2015/16: October 19, 2015 to February 12, 2016
Lecture period summer semester 2016: April 11, 2016 to July 22, 2016

 

Examination period(s)

Depending on the departments, no general examination period

If there is a break between
the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?
(i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

Application deadline for each term

June 15 for the winter semester and the entire academic year
December 15 for the summer semester

 

Application website.
If paper only, please write “paper only.”

http://international.rub.de/gaststudis/gastbewerber.html.en

How does the application
and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates?

No difference.

 

Course registration deadline

Depending on each department.

 

Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

 

 

 

In Advance

 

 

Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?

 

 

Yes

 

 

Language Requirements

Recommended languages skills: German B1 (intermediate, if courses selected are taught in German). No requirements for English speaking students (mother tongue), if courses selected are taught in English

Language test certificate required?
If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

Depending on the department.

Preparatory language course for incoming students?
Indicate dates and costs

 

 

Yes

 


Are there any special
advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

Yes, depending on each department: http://international.rub.de/gaststudis/index.html.en

Required minimum and
maximum number of credits available through the exchange
For both undergraduate & graduate

No

Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Housing options

http://international.rub.de/gaststudis/accommodation/index.html.en

 

Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

International Office
Magdalena Rooch
magdalena.rooch@uv.rub.de
+49-234-32 27248

Do students apply for
housing with their regular application or is it separate?
Please list housing application deadline.

Yes, with their regular application: http://international.rub.de/gaststudis/accommodation/index.html.en

 

Is housing available between breaks in the term?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Is there a campus meal plan?

 

 

 

 

No

Total cost estimates per
month in Euro
(broken down below)

Approx. 700 € per month

-Housing

300 € per month

-Meals

2-4 € for a lunch at one of RUB's cafeterias or dining halls

-Books

35-50 € per month

-Local Transportation

About 270 € for the entire semester (6 months) for the whole state of North Rhine Westphalia

-Health Insurance

75 € per month

-Other
(please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

Social Service Contribution Fee for all students: about 270 € for one semester including public transportation in the entire state of North Rhine Westphalia (see above)

Is comparable health
insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

 

Yes


Are health facilities available at the university?

Several doctor’s offices nearby in the Uni Center.

 

Are internships available?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Are student jobs available/allowed?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Other important notes

 

Last updated

October 2014