Ruhr Universität Bochum

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Ruhr Universität Bochum is an exchange destination in Bochum, Germany. This destination is specifically for master students of the program History and Philosophy of Science, of the Faculty of Science.

Field of study

Master in History and Philosophy of Science

Ruhr-Universität is one of the few universities in Europe that also offers the Master in HSP. 

Number of places available

3 semester places a year. 

No selection was necessary in previous years

Student experiences

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Course information

RUB general website

RUB website for exchange students 

Student life in Bochum

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Academic calendar

Academic calendar

Lecture Period
Winter semester: October, – January 
Summer semester: April – July

Examination Period
Dates for exams are set by each faculty. However, exams usually take place in the last week of the lectures or the week afterwards. 


Courses are likely taught in German, so a good command of German is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Courses from the master program Philosophy, Philosophy and Culture of Science (HPS+) 

Language of instruction

German, some courses may be taught in English


Housing assistance

Information about housing and accommodation

Estimated living costs per month

You should put aside a monthly sum of approx. €670 for living costs. See detailed information.


Normal study load per term in credits: 30 EC

Contact information

The International Officer of the Faculty of Science is Noor Weelink. 


Questions? Please make an (online) appointment below.