Welcome Centre 2020

Special regulations at RUB: COVID-19

Due to the increasing number of diseases caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international health emergency on 30 January 2020. This is associated with tougher measures to combat the outbreak. Ruhr-Universität Bochum and all its facilities will be closed from Wednesday, 18 March 2020, until further notice.

We are not able to provide advisory hours. Please reach out via e-Mail: welcome-centre@uv.rub.de

Thank you for your understanding!
Your Welcome Centre Team

Further Information

Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre is the place to go for international academics, researchers, scientists and other university-related professionals and their families to seek support and advice regarding their stay at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). The Welcome Centre also offers support and advice to hosts from RUB's faculties.

We are looking forward to assisting your preparation for your trip and supporting you during your stay. We will provide you with information on specific topics relevant to your visit to Bochum, ranging from residence formalities, to useful tips to help you feel at home. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Please also find all information regarding the topics listed above in our Guide for International Researchers.
The Guide is available here as a free download.

Your registration with the Welcome Centre

We would like to provide the best possible advice at any time. Therefore a short registration is required in order to benefit from our services.

Please note that the information provided by the Welcome Centre is not legally binding and is not intended to replace or substitute for information provided by professional experts for each individual topic.
We recommend you to also consult the diplomatic mission or your local Foreign Citizens’ Office for more detailed information on your individual case.


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Welcome Centre


Guide for International Researchers

German Edition   (9.6 MB)

English Edition   (9.7 MB)


New location:

University Administration (UV)
Room 0/63

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Pamela Domke

Hanna Kloza

Anna Gopon (Koordination)