Most Important Facts
- Participants need to be in their 2nd year of full-time study at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) at the very least.
- No previous participation in the ERASMUS study programme.
Students may stay at the host institution between a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months (depending on the agreement).
Students can choose from a variety of places at European universities, depending on the faculty’s / department’s agreements (see “LINKS” on the right). The students’ contact is the ERASMUS departmental coordinator in their own faculty. The departmental coordinator is responsible for the application and selection of outgoing RUB students.
Admission/Tuition at the Host Institution
Admission is simplified at the host institution due to the previous signed agreement. This means students rarely need to take any language tests and there’s only a small amount of bureaucracy to be taken care of. Students don’t have to pay any tuition fees at the host institution.
Assistance in Organisational Matters
The ERASMUS departmental coordinator and international office at the home university and host institution assist students in organisational matters such as finding accommodation, language learning and academic preparation.
Receiving Credit Points
The home and host institutions agree on awarding students points for the subjects taken abroad. ERASMUS departmental coordinators and the faculties’ examination boards execute the credit transfer.
Language Courses/Introductory Events
Host universities often offer introductory events and language courses for ERASMUS and other exchange students.
ERASMUS students receive a grant for the time spent studying abroad. This grant is supposed to cover any additional costs students may be confronted with in a foreign country. The amount students receive is re-assessed every year. Students at RUB usually get between €150 and €200 per month.
Please keep in mind that you will need extra insurance whilst you’re abroad. Please consult your local insurance company in Germany first to get to know more about the various types of insurance you could take out during your time abroad.
Disabled students, students with children etc. may apply for additional funds.