Ciencia sem Fronteiras

International summer campus

Science without Borders - Ciencia sem Fronteiras

The UA Ruhr alliance would like to give a warm welcome to all future students and academic fellows from the Brazilian scholarship programme “Science without Borders - CsF”!

The UA Ruhr consists of the biggest universities of the Ruhr Area: Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and TU Dortmund University (TU-DO). These universities work together closely on many strategic projects on topics such as internationalisation. Since May 2011, the UA Ruhr has been running a foreign office called 'ConRuhr Latin America' in Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo. The aim behind this is to intensify and extend academic exchange and collaboration with Brazil, as well as other countries in Latin America.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the other universities of UA Ruhr are located in the Ruhr Area, in the heart of Europe. Multiethnic and hospitable by tradition, the Ruhr Area was once the industrial centre of Germany, but has now shifted to an area of culture, science and technology, with a high density of higher education institutions. For these reasons, the Ruhr Area was awarded the title of Cultural Capital of Europe in 2010. People from 130 countries are currently studying or carrying out research on our campus. About 5,000 of these are international exchange students, approx. 600 are international PhD students and several hundred are international researchers.

100 places for CsF scholarship holders

In the years to come, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the other two universities of UA Ruhr will be offering up to 100 places for future CsF scholarship holders per year at all levels of study and scientific research. The UA Ruhr universities offer more places within the CsF than any other German university consortium. Nominated undergraduate students and candidates for PhDs and postdoc research can find our offers on the DAAD's web page Each UA Ruhr university has nominated a contact person for the CsF scholarship programme.

We are certain that one of the many excellent offers will suit you as well. We would be very happy to welcome you to RUB or one of the other UA Ruhr universities soon! No doubt you will enjoy your stay in the Ruhr Area - the well-known friendliness and hands-on mentality of the Ruhr people will make you feel at home quickly. Furthermore, tutorials and orientation programmes will help you get settled in in Germany and at university. Sejam bem-vindos!