Entry regulations for Germany and support during quarantine

Dear guest,

we would like to welcome you to Ruhr-Universität Bochum on behalf of the Internatinal Office Team. To make your start at RUB and your arrival as smooth as possible these days, we would like to share our insights on what you need to consider before you enter Germany and during your first days in Bochum. Please find an information sheet in the link below!

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at guesthouse@rub.de or welcome-centre@rub.de.

Have a safe trip!
Your Welcome Centre Team

Information Sheet (PDF)

Special regulations at RUB: COVID-19

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, the guesthouses have special regulations to follow from now on:

- The janitors will only be available in emergency cases via mail: guesthouse@rub.de (starting Wed, March 18th)

- In case you are moving out:

  • Unfortunately, there is no possibility to provide personal assistance during the process of handing over the apartment.

  • In case you are moving out, please send an email to guesthouse@rub.de and add the following information: name of the guesthouse, room number and the date of moving out. Also, please let us know about any defects inside the apartment that need to be taken care of.

  • Please leave your apartment keys on a shelf inside the apartment where it is visible.

  • Deposits won’t be handed out in cash anymore, but via credit transfer. Please write an email to Beate.Seidemann@uv.rub.de with your bank account details so we can transfer the deposit.

Thank you for your understanding!
Your Welcome Centre Team

Current information about Corona


Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has 81 fully equipped non-smoking apartments for visiting researchers.8 of them are family flats and we are able to offer one-family-house.

Accomodation requests can be submitted via your host department only. Our apartments can be leased for complete calendar months only and for a maximum term of lease of 12 months.

Please consider that your booking is binding and can only be cancled free of charge until one month before the beginning of your tenancy agreement. Due to organisational reasons, moving in is possible from the 3rd day from 12 o´clock of the first rental month. Before arrival, a security deposite must be paid.

Since the number of apartments, especially for families are limited, you should contact your host institute for accommodation in Germany for you as early as possible (several months before your arrival in Bochum).

Please find further information in chapter 2.3 of our guide:

Guide for International Researchers (PDF)   (9.7 MB)

The private housing market

If you wish, you can search the private housing market in Bochum for an apartment or a room. Accommodation offers can be found in newspapers, on notice boards at the university or on various internet sites.

Further information on the private housing market can be found on this website:

The private housing market

Partly translated by: Dr. Lynda Lich-Knight, ResearchComm Ltd.

Welcome Centre


Accommodation Request Form for Guesthouses   (100.8 kB)


Map of guest houses

Guest houses on a larger map


Beate Seidemann