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Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • Universitätsstraße 150
  • 44801 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 322-01
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1962
Total number of Students 42,739
Students at this campus 42,739
Semester contribution 336,50 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
7.6 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
14.5 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
28.0 %
Humanities, Languages
26.8 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
18.9 %
Other studies
4.2 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
44.4 %
Master's degree
20.9 %
Teacher qualification degree
16.5 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
17.4 %
Other types of degrees
0.7 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Locations: Central university library (opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat./Sun. 10:00-21:00); Network libraries IB and IC as libraries within the university library; Hegel Archive of the university library; 33 other decentralised libraries; Stock: Print stock: Departmental lib.: 2,533,735 volumes; 2,251 subscriptions to journals in print; University library:1,763,700 volumes; 377 subscriptions to journals in print; Digital stock: 238,918 E-Books; 222 databases/platforms; 61,447 E-Journals/E-Newspapers; Services: Digital/print information; Digital services for students/researchers; Training on information skills, on literature management; advice on writing technique; Modern learning landscapes; Lounge areas; Group work rooms; Reading rooms; Workstation PCs; Scanners; Self-booking/return of media; Digital 3D navigation/orientation system; Research-related services incl. training offer: DH-Center, bibliometrics, university bibliography, open-access publication services/open-access fund for journals, research data management. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch. Other universities’ language offers for students of all departments (language centres); students at RUB can typically attend and receive credit for these courses. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Students attending the institution can participate in the sports programme of the TU Dortmund, University of Duisburg-Essen (with the status of being a student at another higher education institution.) Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. University-owned 1,100 square meter gym within walking distance of the main station; During winter semester 2019/20 before the pandemic began, offer of more than 490 courses per week in 95 sports; large diving sports department; Cooperation with other sports operators to offer golf, inline skating, tennis (indoor), SUP; University’s own artificial-turf pitch. During the pandemic, development of a diverse livestreaming offer and on-demand formats. The programme is open to: Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg), Ev. FH Bochum, TH Bochum, Bochum University of Applied Sciences, EBZ Business School. Sports: Wide range of ball and team sports (some suitable for wheelchair users), dancing/dance sports, martial arts, strength/fitness, yoga types, equipment training, gymnastics, climbing, running, cycling sports, health courses (pilates, back fit), swimming, diving sports, incl. underwater rugby more information
Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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