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Dear international students, welcome at the faculty of Social Science! In order to be able to offer international students a number of classes in English we are cooperating with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Students can choose classes from any university that is part of the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr (UAMR). This is made possible partly through our excellent public transport system. Both universities are also part of the "Ruhrgebiet". In only a few decades the region has transformed itself from being Germany's most important industrial production site for coal and steel into a service and culture-oriented metropolis. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. International students who wish to pursue a full degree in Bochum should contact

Ines Kammeier - ERASMUS Departmental Coordinator
Room: GC 03/325 (in the Social Science library) Tel.: +49 (0234) 32-22966 Fax: +49 (0234) 32-14112 Consultation: Tue 09.00 - 11.00 a.m. and by appointment E-Mail:



All applications are processed by the International Office. The documents provided here are only meant to assist with the application procedure.

RUB Application (International Office)

ECTS - Transcript of Records

Learning Agreement

Grade Conversion Table


Degree Programmes

Bachelor Degree Course (One-Subject-Model)

Social Science

Bachelor Degree Course (Two-Subjects-Model)

Culture, Individual and Society

Policy, Economy and Society

Master Degree Course (One-Subject-Model)

Social Science

Master Degree Course (Two-Subjects-Model)

Social Science

Gender Studies

Master of Education in Social Science

International Master Degree Course

European Culture and Economy


Course Catalogue


Further information and application form (summer semester 2016)

Further Information

Our partners


ESN is a network for international students who want to get to know each other, to learn about Bochum and the Ruhr area and to party! Our aim is to make international students feel home here in Bochum.