Application procedure

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Application for a Bachelor's or Master's degree

The online application process for the Winter Semester 2017/18 has now ended.

You can check your application status in the Information portal Admission by entering your applicant number (see fact sheet) and date of birth. At the end of the admission process the admission notifications will be also provided here as a download:

The next application period starts in the beginning of December 2017.
From then on, you will be able to apply for a place to study at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, commencing in the Summer Semester 2018.

Application for German language courses

If you do not meet the required language criteria, you may apply online for the German language preparatory courses at RUB. During the application period you may send an online application to the Admission Office at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Applications for German language preparatory courses can be submitted:

- for summer semester: beginning December to 15 January
- for winter semester: beginning June to 15 July

Extension of application period: For all German courses, that start on 05.01.18 or on 04.04.18 the application period was extended until 15.08.17.

More Information on German language requirements and preparatory German language courses:

Important Information for Applicants from the People's Republic of China, Vietnam and Mongolia

A board has been established at the German Embassy to determine the equivalence of entrance qualifications for applicants from the People's Republic of China, Mongolia and Vietnam. RUB only accepts applications if they are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Please visit the following websites for further information:


Further information

Application at RUB - Information   (34.0 kB)

Documents for application   (80.7 kB)

Contact - Admission Office

Angelika Tatang
Room: SSC 0 / 137
Karsten Alt
Room: SSC 0 / 228

  • Office hours: Mo-Th, 09:00am-12:00pm

  • Phone: +49 (0) 234 32-26644 (Hotline)

  • Email: admission@uv.rub.de