PROMOS: Studying Abroad

Students may apply for PROMOS when studying abroad for one semester (3 to 6 months) at a partner university of RUB via an exchange programme of either the International Office or the faculties/institutes (apart from those universities participating in the Erasmus Programme as well as Swiss universities providing funding within the Swiss-European Mobility Programme). Eligible for funding are those projects lasting three to six months.


⯈ German citizenship or persons who are on a par with Germans according to § 8 Absatz 1 Ziffer 2 ff., Absatz 2, 2a und 3 BAföG(Further Information)
⯈ International degree-seeking students enrolled at RUB can be funded in all subprogrammes, as long as they do not intend to stay in their home country

⯈ Enrolled at Ruhr-Universität as full-time students

⯈ Good academic records


⯈ Travel allowance and monthly partial scholarship rate
(depending on the host country and duration of stay)

PROMOS funding rates 2020

PROMOS funding rates 2021

⯈ Remark on the documents “PROMOS funding rates 2020” and “PROMOS funding rates 2021”:
The column “Aufenthaltspauschale” (one-time allowance) exclusively refers to study trips, not to studies abroad, internships or research stays for thesis writing. The column "Teilstipendium Studiengebühren (Höchstsatz)" (partial scholarship for study fees (maximum rate)) is not relevant because within the RPOMOS programme at Ruhr-Universität Bochum only stays at partner universities, which are tuition-free.

⯈ Applications of students who already receive public funding will be checked additionally.

PROMOS Criteria for Selection

All applicants are evaluated by a RUB internal selection committee consisting of members of various faculties. Approximately four weeks after the submission deadline, candidates will be determined in a selection meeting organised and coordinated by the International Office. The selection is based on the following criteria:

⯈ Academic records (40%)
⯈ Purpose of the stay (25%)
⯈ Motivation (12%)
⯈ Language skills (10%)
⯈ Letter of recommendation (8%)
⯈ Academic progress and potential (2%)
⯈ Extracurricular activities and interests (2%)
⯈ Formal requirements on the application documents (1%)

Usually it takes about six weeks to receive a response.

Organisation of a Study Abroad Funded by PROMOS


⯈ Checklist


Send the following documents by e-mail to
⯈ Confirmation of Stay
⯈ PROMOS Evaluation Sheet for Study Abroad
⯈ Report (“Erfahrungsbericht”)

⯈ Transcript of Records issued by the host university (can be submitted later if necessary)



Contact and counselling

Person in charge

Anika Odenbach

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