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Ruhr-University Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum

Address: Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany

Description Ruhr-University Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum

  • Established: 1962
  • Location: Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Age: 17+
  • Number of students: 42425
  • Language of instruction: English, German
  • Type of training: mixed.

Ruhr-University is one of the largest universities in Germany, part of the main research network Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Today, an international scientific degree can be obtained at every department of the university. The Ruhr University is funded from the budget of the North Rhine-Westphal region: in the 21st century, hundreds of thousands of euros have been invested in modernizing the infrastructure of universities.

University faculties:

  • Biology and biotechnology
  • East asian
  • Geology and geography
  • History
  • Mathematical
  • Medical
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychological
  • Building
  • Catholic theology
  • Protestant theology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Philology
  • Physical education and sports
  • Philosophy, Pedagogy and Journalism
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Economy
  • Electronics and computer science
  • Jurisprudence.

One of the advantages of the university is close cooperation with European universities and international organizations:

  • Ruhr University has been cooperating with the Russian-German Institute of Science and Culture of the Moscow State University for many years. M.V. Lomonosov, Yu.M. Lotman Institute of Russian Culture
  • The university is a member of the Association of European Educational Institutions "Utrecht Network"
  • Ruhr-University is part of the Metropole Ruhr University Alliance. As part of the association, students and graduate students of the university receive a single student card, can attend classes and libraries at three universities: at the Ruhr University in Bochum, the Technical University in Dortmund and the University in Duisburg-Essen.

Students from different countries of the world study at the university, who are attracted by the German quality of education, the prestige of diplomas and English-language courses. International students are on average 10%, they represent more than 130 nationalities. The academic staff of the university is about 4 thousand teachers, including 400 professors. Professors Burkhard Dick and Wolf Schmigel are internationally recognized for research in the field of oncology and ophthalmology. Notable alumni include the Chinese star Thomas Derksen, the head of the Boston Consulting Group Hans-Paul Burkner, and the chief executive of the automaker ZF Friedrichshafen Stefan Sommer.

Ratings:

  • 350th place in the international ranking (UniPage World University Ranking)
  • 423 - QS World University Rankings
  • 301 - ARWU Academic Ranking
  • 28th place in the national ranking
  • 352 place according to the criterion "Academic reputation"
  • 339 place "Internationalization of teachers"
  • 271 place in the world in the subject ranking "Arts and Humanities"
  • 353rd place "Engineering and Technology"
  • 311 - Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 189 - "Natural Sciences".

Ruhr University is the first university opened in the post-war period. It opened in 1962 and was one of the first to introduce the practice of awarding standard bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2007 Ruhr-University Bochum successfully took part in the state competition and remained among the best educational institutions competing for the title of "elite universities in Germany".

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ruhr-University Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Bachelor in English

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 3-4 years
  • Age: 17+.

The university has several English-language programs at different faculties:

  • Humanities (religious studies, philosophy, history, law, management, social sciences, psychology, physical education and sports)
  • Engineering (industrial engineering, mechanics, electrical and information technology)
  • Natural science (mathematics, physics, astronomy, geology, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology)
  • The medicine
  • Linguistic center.
Annual
17+
from 330 € / semester

Undergraduate

  • Language of instruction: German
  • Duration: 3-4 years
  • Age: 17+.

Students with knowledge of the German language are given more choice in directions and programs.

You can get a bachelor's degree in the following areas:

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Catholic theology
  • Protestant theology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Philology
  • Physical education and sports
  • Economy
  • Electronics and computer science
  • Jurisprudence
  • Biology and biotechnology
  • East Asian Faculty
  • Geology and geography
  • History
  • Mathematical
  • Medical
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Philosophy, Pedagogy and Journalism.
Annual
21+
from 330 € / semester

Master's degree

  • Language of instruction: German, English
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Age : 21+.

Popular destinations:

  • Biology and biotechnology
  • East Asian Faculty
  • Geology and geography
  • History
  • Mathematical
  • Medical
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Catholic theology
  • Protestant theology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Philology
  • Physical education and sports
  • Economy
  • Electronics and computer science
  • Jurisprudence.

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation options:

  • Dorms
  • Apartments
  • Apartments for rent.

Bochum has 18 residences that are part of the AkaFö Student Services network (it is recommended to book a room 3-6 months in advance). In addition, there are about 8 private hostels in Bochum, it is possible to live with a host family.

Events Ruhr-University Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum

  • Concerts
  • Tours
  • Master classes
  • Lectures from invited experts
  • Discos
  • Debate club
  • Literary club
  • Yoga
  • Football
  • Fitness
  • Powerlifting
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Rowing
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Dancing.

Equipment Ruhr-University Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum

The university is located in the heart of Europe in the city of Bochum, founded in the 9th century. Bochum is located in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dortmund, Essen, Herne, Witten and others are located nearby. The population of the city is 365 thousand people. Bochum is a cultural center that houses a state theater and more than 20 small theaters, a zoo, gardens and parks.

Unlike the oldest universities in Germany, the Ruhr University in Bochum has a single infrastructure located on one campus. The main buildings are of the Brutalist architectural style. In the XXI century, the university was waiting for modernization, some of the buildings were completely rebuilt.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university recommends budgeting the following items of expenditure:

  • Accommodation = 250-350 euros per month
  • Meals = 4 euros for lunch in the cafeteria
  • Insurance = 90 euros
  • Transport = about 320 euros per month
  • Additional costs = 18 euros for TV access.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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