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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 43,153
Students at this campus 43,153
Semester contribution 335,09 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
7.4 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
14.8 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
27.8 %
Humanities, Languages
27.3 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
18.7 %
Other studies
4.0 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
44.3 %
Master's degree
20.9 %
Teacher qualification degree
16.1 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
17.4 %
Other types of degrees
1.3 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Library system: central university library, decentralized specialist libraries; university library opening times: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 23:00, Sat/Sun 10:00-21:00; Offers: electronic, printed information, electronic services for students and scientists, including training courses on information literacy, on managing literature references; modern learning landscape: Group study rooms; Reading rooms with individual lighting, power / mains connection, scanner; Self-booking / media return - RFID technology; electronic orientation system; university library café; university library culture meeting point: Lectures, exhibitions, events more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Offered languages: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch. 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 sqm fitness studio within walking distance of the main train station; in the winter semester 2019/20 there are over 490 courses per week covering 95 sports; large diving area; cooperation with other sports organisations for golf, inline skating, tennis (indoor), SUP; University's own artificial grass pitch. The programme is open to: Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg), Ev. FH Bochum, TH Bochum, Bochum University of Applied Sciences, EBZ Business School. more information
Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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