Ruhr Universität Bochum
Ruhr Universität Bochum is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Bochum, Germany.
"The Ruhruniversität in Bochum is a very pleasant university to be enrolled in. It may not be aesthetically pleasing, but the staff and students working there are quite willing to open up and socialise. The academic athmosphere is represented very well. All in all I felt perfectly at home there for the time I was able to stay there" - experience from a former exchange student
Read about student experiences.
Semester I (Winter Semester): approximately October – lectures until early February
Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in German and English is required.
During the term exchange students have the chance to attend German language courses free of charge. More information.
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
Philosophy and Philology. Subjects taught here include:
|Courses at Master’s level|
|Language of instruction|
German and English
The International Office of Ruhr-Universität Bochum offers a special service for exchange students from partner universities. Students can book accommodation for the duration of their exchange (1-2 semesters). However, there is only a limited number of rooms for exchange students, so early registration and flexibility is useful. More information on the accommodation application.
|Estimated living costs per month|
Accommodation Between €255 and €420 in a university dormitory (side costs included) Between €350 and €650 in a private apartment
License Fee (TV taxes) Approx. €18
Food Approx. €200
Academic Expenses Approx. €40
Personal Expenses Approx. €150 (depending on personal needs)
Health Insurance Approx. €110
Social Contribution Fee Approx. €360, 00 (per semester)
Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS
|Number of places available|
Languages (German only): 5 places per year
Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).