Ruhr-Universität Bochum welcomes over 600 exchange students yearly. Most of the exchange students come via the ERASMUS Programme and RUB partnership programmes, but we accept freemovers as well.


Your path to RUB


ERASMUS & Partner Universities

The Faculty of Social Science accepts ERASMUS-students from 24 partner universities in 17 countries as well as exchange students from our partner universities.


Our partner institutions are to be found here:



RUB partnerships

We are also glad to accept exchange students from the central partnerships of RUB.


If your university is not yet a partner of RUB, please apply as a freemover.


Research for the MA-thesis (LabExchange)

Students working on their MA-thesis can apply for a fellowship by LabExchange. A research visit to RUB of 2 weeks till 4 months can be funded.



Vira Bushanska - ERASMUS-Coordination / International Service

Room: GC 03/325 (in the library)

Tel.: +49 (0)234 32-22966

Consultation hours: Wed 12.00 - 14.00 and by appointment