Welcome Centre 2020


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)


Covid-19 Regulations: Our current Consultation Services


Dear researchers, dear host departments,

please note that we are currently not able to provide personal consultation hours. Therefore, we have installed the following consultation services for you:


1. E-Mail Consultation

e-mail: welcome-centre@uv.rub.de

The Welcome Centre assists you with your preparations before arriving at Bochum and supports you during your stay. We will provide you with information on specific topics relevant to your visit, ranging from residence formalities to useful tips to help you feel at home at Bochum.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please note that due to our transition to e-mail consultation, we receive many questions per day. Thus, processing your inquiries may take up to three working days. Your inquiry is worked on as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding!


2. Telephone Consultation Hour

Pamela Domke: Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kristin Heidorn: Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Telephone Consultation: 0234 32 22037


3. Zoom Consultation Hour

Please contact us via e-mail if you prefer a consultation via Zoom. We will get in touch with you shortly.


4. Zoom Consultation Hour for Forms & Translation

If you need assistance with filling in German forms, we gladly invite you to make use of your Zoom consultation for Forms & Translation. We are available on Mondays from 9 - 12 a.m.. Please send us an e-mail to arrange a meeting.

Please note that our Forms & Translation consultation is exclusively for the purpose of translation aid.
If your inquiry requires further advice, please make use of our regular consultation service on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 1 pm.


5. Appointments at the Registration Office

You have just arrived at Bochum and you would like to register at the city? You have moved apartments and need an appointment to report your new address to the city? Or you are going to leave Germany for good and you would like to de-register? We will gladly make an appointment for you at the Registration office at the “Unicenter” in Bochum Querenburg, right next to the campus. Please send us an e-mail with your inquiry.

Please note that - due to Covid-19 regulations - we are currently not allowed to provide assistance with on-site translation.

To ensure a trouble-free appointment, we have created a questionnaire that you can fill out beforehand. It includes all questions that are relevant for the procedure at the Registration Office. That way there is no need for actual communication. The questionnaire has been designed in cooperation with the Registration Office.

Of course, we are available by telephone during your appointment if any communication issues occur.

If you need assistance with filling in the required German forms, we gladly invite you to make use of our Zoom consultation service for Forms & Translation.

Please find further information regarding the Resident Registration Office here!


6. Appointments at the Foreigners‘ Office

We are in constant contact with the Foreigners' Office of the city of Bochum. If you have any questions regarding residence permits, extensions etc., please do not hesitate to contact us. We gladly support you during your application process.

Please note that - due to Covid-19 regulations - we are currently not allowed to provide assistance with on-site translation.

If you need assistance with filling in the required German forms, we gladly invite you to make use of our Zoom consultation service for Forms & Translation.

Please find further information regarding “Visa and Residence” here!



Stay healthy!
Ihr 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!


Services

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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Download

Guide for International Researchers

German Edition   (9.6 MB)


English Edition   (9.7 MB)


Contact

University Administration (UV)
Room 0/63

Tel: +49 (0) 234 32-22037
e-mail: welcome-centre@uv.rub.de

Contact Persons

Pamela Domke



Kristin Heidorn



Anna Gopon (Coordination)


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