20 English Study Programs at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

15%
International students
University
Type
public
Status
43.000
Students

About the University

Located in the heart of Europe in the dynamic metropolitan region of the Ruhrgebiet, RUB with its 20 faculties is home to over 43,000 students from over 130 countries.

Scientific focus
Research at RUB is characterised by interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. Researchers at RUB pursue interdisciplinary research projects in nine Research Departments. In the process, they overcome the boundaries between different disciplines and strengthen knowledge exchange at RUB and beyond, with external partners within University Alliance Ruhr and among universities in Germany and abroad. Our main foucuses are:
Solvation Science
IT Security
Neuroscience
Materials Research Department
Center for Religious Studies
Protein Research Department
Plasmas with Complex Interactions
Subsurface Modeling and Engineering
Closed Carbon Cycle Economy

Excellent infrastructure
Competing against other German institutions who are likewise striving to establish research infrastructures of national relevance, RUB has acquired grants for four new research buildings to date. They provide optimal conditions for state-of-the-art research:
ZEMOS – Centre for Molecular Spectroscopy and Simulation of Solvent-directed Processes
ZGH – Center for Interface-Dominated High-Performance Materials
ProDi – Centre for Molecular Protein Diagnostics
ZESS – Centre for Engineering of Smart Product Service Systems

Funded excellence
By helping its researchers find funding, RUB has contributed to an increase of the number of ERC projects (European Research Council) to eleven ERC Grants in total.
Numerous successful joint research projects – including eleven Collaborative Research Centres, eight research groups and five DFG Research Training Groups – raise the research profile.

Supporting early career researchers
RUB is deeply committed to supporting early career researchers. The aim is to give them a platform where they can develop their skills and carry out independent research early in their career. The university offers the best possible assistance in this regard. With a Research School open to all PhD students, with numerous Research Training Groups, with currently 15 junior research groups, with the tenure-track programme, the new open-field programme and RUB Career Track, the university provides attractive career perspectives for talents at all career stages.

International Rankings

#251-300
Times Higher Education Ranking
#301-400
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
#372
QS World University Rankings

National Rankings

#21
Humboldt Ranking
#22
DFG-Ranking

Tuition fees

18
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2
0
0

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

No Programs open for application

6 Programs open for application

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
45% local admission restriction (local NC)
35% no admission restriction
20% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

100% directly at University
0% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

6 (11 programs)

Minimum

79 (7 programs)

Minimum

0 (5 programs)

Maximum

7 (2 programs)

Maximum

100 (4 programs)

Maximum

0 (5 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

6 (11 programs)

Maximum

7 (2 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

79 (7 programs)

Maximum

100 (4 programs)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (5 programs)

Maximum

0 (5 programs)

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

70%

Summer intake

5%

Winter & Summer intake

25%

Location

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by Ruhr-Universität Bochum