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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 42,463
Students at this campus 42,463
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 316,28 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
7.1 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
14.9 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
27.0 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
29.1 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
18.1 %
Other studies
3.9 %

Types of degrees

56.7 %
20.2 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
16.8 %
Other types of degrees
6.3 %

Central services

Special features regarding the library
Library system with a central university library and local specialist libraries; Opening hours of the library: Mon-Fri 8:00-24:00, Sat 11:00-20:00, Sun 11:00-18:00; Good range of electronic and print information and electronic services for students and researchers, including training on information literary and managing literature references; Modern learning landscape with group work rooms; modern reading rooms with individual lighting, power/internet connections, lockers; Scanners; University library café; “Kulturtreffpunkt” in the University Library (UB), offering talks, exhibitions, events. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Persian, Swedish. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. 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.) The programme is open to: Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg), Ev. FH Bochum, TH Bochum, Bochum University of Applied Sciences, EBZ Business School. The University has its own fitness and health sports centre in the city centre, incl. a fitness studio covering 1,100 sq m; In the winter semester 2017/18 there are around 420 courses weekly in 95 types of sports; large Diving Sports Department; cooperation with other sports operators to offer golf, inline skating, tennis (indoor), SUP; artificial lawn field. more information
Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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