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About RUB

Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) — public non-profit university. It is located in Bochum, Germany. The higher education institution is considered one of the youngest in the country, as it was founded in 1961. As a part of European University Association (EUA), Utrecht Network, RUB is actively building the academic environment in Germany.

The institution is among the top-380 in the world, according to QS International University Ranking.

RUB conducts research in many fields of study. For more information, visit the official site.

LocationBochum, Germany
Establishment year1961
International students6,564

Place in ratings

Rating QS2024#378
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Natural Sciences325
Arts & Humanities331
Life Sciences & Medicine340
Engineering & Technology474
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RUB tuition fees

The academic calendar at RUB is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Germany. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Studying at public institutions in Germany is free, regardless of the chosen program. Students pay only a semester fee. At RUB, it is about 619 USD per year. The university provides tuition assistance to some students through financial aid programs. They are available to both locals and foreigners. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.

Also, be prepared for additional expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendarSemesters
Financial AidYes
Semester fee619USD/year

Bachelor degree at RUB

You cannot enter a German university after the 11th grade, because schooling there lasts longer than 11 years. First, you need to eliminate the academic difference. To do this, foreign students go through a preparatory year in special educational institutions — Studienkollegs.

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RUB campus

The campus of RUB is suburban. Students live in a close-knit community and enjoy the benefits of the natural environment around them. However, they also have access to urban entertainment such as shopping malls, restaurants and cinemas. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. Not only locals study at RUB, but also students from other countries. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the culture of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus TypeSuburban

What to do after graduation

To stay in Germany after graduation for another 18 months, you need to apply for a graduate visa, which allows you to work without an offer from an employer. RUB graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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