University of the Ruhr, Bochum or Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) - public higher education institution in Germany. In 1961 RUB opened its door to students. The campus of the university is well known in Bochum where it is located.

University ranking. University of the Ruhr, Bochum is a prestigious educational institution that is very respected in Germany, every year it manages to enter the ranks of the top 30 universities of the country. The university is in the top 5% of the most prestigious educational institutions on the planet. It is famous for its education quality in the following disciplines: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Chemistry». The university is one of the best when it comes to the quality of education, ranking in the top 400 in international rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission process has multiple requirements, the most important of which is the applicant’s previous academic performance. The academic year consists of two semesters. For one academic year of bachelor studies a student will have to pay about 1000 USD. If you want to obtain your master’s at RUB this will cost you less than 1000 USD. Despite the tuition gees being quite low, the students often participate in scholarship programs. When planning your education, please, consult the official website of the university

The composition of the university. University of the Ruhr, Bochum is a big educational institution, attended by more than 42 thousand students. Foreign citizens can submit their applications along with the local students. Among the students every 7 is a foreigner. The academic staff includes more than 1200 teachers and professors. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists RUB has exchange agreements with many educational institutions. You can follow the university on social media to learn more about its life: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of RUB. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered.
Ranking   350   28
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Country Germany
City Bochum
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
980 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
980 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
569 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,000 USD/year.
Living expenses $644 -1,243 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1961
Abbreviation RUB
Teachers 1,232
Students 42,708
Foreigners 15%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
People-centred – Cosmopolitan – High-performance
• Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
• European University Association (EUA)
• Utrecht Network
World ranking 350
Country ranking 28
Academic Reputation 352
International Faculty 339
International Students 352
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 271
Engineering and Technology 353
Life Sciences and Medicine 311
Natural Science 189
Ranking in world by discipline
Chemistry 151
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 350
QS World University Rankings 423
ARWU Academic Ranking 301
Alternative title
Russian Рурский университет в Бохуме
Arabic جامعة بوخوم
German Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Spanish Universidad de Bochum
French Université de Bochum
Japanese ボーフム大学
Korean 보훔 루르대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Bochum
Chinese 波鸿大学
old University of Bochum
alt Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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University of the Ruhr, Bochum - Official Description

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is a reform-oriented campus university and one of the leading research universities in Germany. It uniquely combines the entire range of major scientific fields in one location. Its strengths and its dynamic interaction all grow from its vision of "modern universitas" (community where people learn from each other) and are based on the values "People-centred – Cosmopolitan – High-performance".

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