Check list

Application deadline: July 08th 

  • International Applicants: Online Application (please click here)
  • German Applicants: please forward your application per post to the following address: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Studiengang ECUE, Attn: Marcus Reinecke, GA 1/ 143, Universitätsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany

 Application process for German applicants

  • certified copy of your B.A.-Certificate (if not available by the time of the application, you may hand it in until September 15th at the latest)
  • certified copy of your Transcript of Records (including all necessary information on your courses, credit points and grades as well as information on the weighting of module grades)
  • NEW: admission essay (as pdf document to ecue@rub.de and as print-out together with the application documents via post)
  • English language certificate (see language prerequisites)
  • application form (pdf)
  • if available, proof of semester abroad (either by Transcript of Records or a separate official document)
  • if available, proof of internship with a duration of at least two month (copy of the professional internship certificate)

Application process for international applicants (EU and Non-EU)

  • certified copy of your B.A.-Certificate
  • certified copy of your Transcript of Records (including all necessary information on your courses, credit points and grades as well as information on the weighting of module grades)
  • NEW: admission essay ( as pdf document to ecue@rub.de and as print-out together with the application documents via post)
  • English language certificate (see language prerequisites)
  • German language certificate (see language prerequisites)
  • for applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia: valid certificate of the German Embassy (Academic Assessment Office, APS)
  • if available, proof of semester abroad (either by Transcript of Records or a separate official document)
  • if available, proof of internship with a duration of at least two month (copy of the professional internship certificate)

Language prerequisites

German language skills

  • at least DSH 2

As an alternative to the DSH Certificate you may submit:

  • TestDaF (at least 4 x TDN in each of the 4 Subtests)
  • Goethe Certificate C2, Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP), Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) oder Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • or a certified German B.A. Studies Certificate

English language skills

  • TOEFL (internet based min. 87 points/ computer based min. 227 points/ paper based min. 567 points),
  • IELTS (bands 9 – 6),
  • CAE und CPE (each grades A – C),
  • English Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR),
  • certified English B.A. Studies Certificate
  • or a valid evidence of a stay abroad in an English speaking country in the course of school, study or working trips of at least half a year