RUHR UNIVERSITY, BOCHUM

Bochum, North Rhine-WestphaliaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1962Established Year
  42425Enrollment

Ruhr University Bochum was established in 1962. The first German public university established after the World War II, it is currently a globally renowned research-based higher education institution, and one of Europe’s most thriving universities located in Bochum, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Comprised of nearly 43,000 students, the university combines a wide range of subject areas with research-oriented teaching. According to CWUR World University Rankings 2018-2019, Ruhr University Bochum is nationally ranked #24, and globally ranked #291.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1962
Annual Budget€ 585 million
Number of Degree Programs Offered191
Tuition Fee for International StudentsNot Charged
International Student Percentage14.6%
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)€ 8,752
Contact International Admissions Office+49 (0) 234 32-26644 | admission@uv.rub.de

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • The University combines 20 faculties to provide a global, interdisciplinary, and research-focused education to its students. It offers nearly 200 programs at the bachelor/state-exam, masters, and doctoral level.
  • 17 double and joint degree programs can be pursued at the University of Bochum. Additionally, it offers more than 15 graduate programs in English for international students.
  • With 9 research departments, the University prioritizes research in certain disciplines such as solvation science, neuroscience, protein research, plasma research, religious studies etc.
  • 18 halls of residences administered by AkaFö Student Services are available to international students, who can register for housing by completing the housing application prior to their arrival in Germany. There are also private and/or church-operated residences for students in Bochum.

University of Bochum Admissions

Application Deadlines: July 15 (winter); January 15 (summer)
Admission Requirements

  • High school leaving certificate; Bachelor’s Degree
  • Linguistic Proficiency: DSH (level 2 or 3); TestDaF (4 in all parts); ZOP examination, KDS, GDS or Certificate C2: GDS of the Goethe-Institute Advanced level German Proficiency- C1; DSD 2; Goethe Certificate C2; Certificate telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule; A completed degree programme in German Studies or Philology
  • Proof of financial resources (capacity to spend € 720/month)
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of health insurance

The above mentioned data represents admission requirements at the basic level. Additional documentation, qualification, and requirements may apply to programs at different levels of study.
Ruhr University Bochum Fees & Other Costs The Ruhr University does not charge its students any tuition fee except for language preparatory courses and some specific programs. However, approximately 326 EUR must be paid before every semester as semester contribution fee. Living expenses in Bochum amount to around 700 EUR per month.

ExpenseAnnual Amount in EUR
Accommodation€ 3,600
Food€ 2,040
Semester Contribution€ 652
Health Insurance€ 960
Miscellaneous€ 1,500

The table above shows an estimate of primary expenses for students pursuing a degree course at the Ruhr University Bochum. Actual costs may vary.

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

  • The university provides graduation grants funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to its international students nearing the completion of their degree. An amount of 400 EUR per month for a maximum of 4 months is given to eligible candidates.

  • International students with outstanding academic records may apply for Deutsclandstipendium (300 EUR per month for a maximum of 10 months).

  • International students may fund their study in Germany by working part time.

For additional information regarding scholarships and funding in Germany, students should look for organizations in their home country providing aid and assistance to students pursuing higher education abroad. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has the largest database for international student scholarships in Germany.

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$741 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$185 - 13,634 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$741 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$741 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$185 - 13,634 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$185 - 13,634 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$185 - 13,634 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$741 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 741
Post graduate Tuition Fees$740.78
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 7,200
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
42,425
International Students
5,939
Male : Female Ratio
51:49
Student : Faculty Ratio
61:1
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
-
Min. 6
Total Applications
-
Min. 100
+49-23-43-2201
TELEPHONE
Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
ADDRESS
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