Ruhr Universität Bochum is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Bochum, Germany.
Read about student experiences.
Semester I (Winter Semester): approximately October – lectures until early February
Semester II (Summer Semester): approximately April – Lectures until end of July
Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1/B2 (CEFR) in German and English is required.
For the German language, the International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.
During the term exchange students have the chance to attend German language courses free of charge. More information.
Students can take courses at the Faculty of Philology. Subjects taught here cover English, French, German, and Italian Studies, Literature, Linguistics, and Philosophy. Also, students are invited to take courses at other faculties within the university (except for the Faculty of Medicine) depending on the approval of each professor.
German and English
The International Office offers a special service for exchange students from partner universities. Students can book accommodation for the duration of their exchange (1-2 semesters).
Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS
Languages (German only): 5 places per year
Philosophy: 2 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).
You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!
Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046
Walk-in office hours
- Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h
- From July 29 till August 10 there are no walk-in hours. You can reach us by telephone and e-mail.
You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators, just send an email or call us.
Handing in and picking up documents
Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.
Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Tessel Arendsen (Support Officer)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)