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GERMANY: RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM

Bochum, Germany

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

Bochum, Germany

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2021/2022

6

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Ms. Giedre Jukneviciute
International Office
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44780 Bochum
Germany
Phone: +49-234-32 27248
Fax: +49-234-32 17248
giedre.jukneviciute@uv.rub.de

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Ms. Anika Odenbach
International Office
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44780 Bochum
Germany
Phone: +49-234-32 28913
Fax: +49-234-32 14684
anika.odenbach@uv.rub.de

APPLICATION WEBSITE

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

No difference

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

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

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Most areas of study are open for exchange students. List of degree programs: http://studienangebot.rub.de/en

Only on request, depending on each case:

• MA Humanitarian Action

• MA Development Management

• MA European Culture and Economy

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

Yes

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

• MA Humanitarian Action
• MA Development Management
• MA European Culture and Economy

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

None

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

In advance

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Depending on each department. Mostly, within the first week of the lecture period

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Recommended language 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? DATES AND COSTS?

The course lasts 3 weeks in September 
Costs: Approx. EUR 300 for the entire orientation course (see above)

None

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION 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

ADDITIONAL NOTES

DATES

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

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

 

Application deadlines: July 15 for the winter semester and the entire academic year January 15 for the summer semester

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

EXAMINATION PERIOD

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?

Yes

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

Yes, however, not mandatory and only before the beginning of the winter term: http://international.ruhr-unibochum.de/gaststudis/okurs.htm l.en Dates: September 2021 (for three weeks) Costs: Approx. EUR 300

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 900

HOUSING

EUR 360 - 400

MEALS

EUR 300

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

EUR 35-50

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Social Service Contribution Fee for all students: about 350 € for one semester including public transportation in the entire state of North Rhine-Westphalia

HEALTH INSURANCE

approx. 100 € per month

OTHER

Licence Fee (for TV) approx. 18 € per month

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Assistance is available, but housing is not guaranteed.

HOUSING OPTIONS

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

It is separate. Students receive further information by email after they have been nominated:
http://international.rub.de/gaststudis/accommodation/index.html.en 

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

Several doctors' offices nearby in the Uni Center

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Yes

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY

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