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Dear international students, welcome at the Faculty of Social Science! We hope your stay at our university and in Bochum will be a great experience. You can find all necessary information concearning your studies and life in Bochum here! If there should be any further 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:

Good to know

Application Deadlines

Winter semester: 15th July
Summer semester: 15th January


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


Cooperation with UDE

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 (UDE). Students can choose classes from both universites. This is made possible partly through our excellent public transport system.

Buddy Programme


Further information on the programme in summer term 2017 and the application form can be found here

Application possible until 20th March.