Application procedure

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Application for a Bachelor's or Master's degree

The online application process for the Summer Semester 2017 has ended. You can check online your application status here by entering your applicant number (see fact sheet) and date of birth:

At the end of the admission process the admission notifications will be provided here as a download.

The next application period starts in the beginning of June 2017.
From then on, you will be able to apply for a place to study at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, commencing in the Winter Semester 2017/18.

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

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