Central Office for Student Counselling

BeratungThe Office for Student Counselling provides general and psychological counselling for all students at the Ruhr University of Bochum. It is staffed by a team of administrators, psychologists, social workers and sociologists. We regard our task as that of providing assistance for anyone with academic or personal difficulties or with questions about studying in Bochum. 

This could be questions 

  • About the subjects and faculty you find at the Ruhr-University 
  • Special questions about deciding for an academic career 
  • About all information you need to study in Bochum. 

Psychological counselling is available in the case of individual, personal, familial and social problems which in any way relate to one's studies. 
We provide single therapy, couple therapy and family therapy and offer Client Centered Psychotherapy, Behavior Psychotherapy, Gestalt Psychotherapy and Systemic Family Therapy. 

Apart from individual counselling, group therapy sessions can be arranged upon request in order to deal with such topics as "anxiety about examinations", "effective working methods", or "training in job-applications techniques for graduates". 

For detailed information about the Ruhr-University Bochum send e-mail to
Our telephone number: +49 234 32-22435


Zentrale Studienberatung
Studierenden Service Center, Level 1, Room 105, Tel: +49 234 / 32 22435

International Office

You are an international student at RUB and therefore need personal advice around your stay in Germany or support concerning entry and residence regulations? Please contact
Joana Dewender
Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Monday and Wednesday: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Building Studierenden-Service-Center (SSC), Level 1, Room 230
Tel: +49 (0)234/32-27676
Fax: +49 (0)234/32-14684