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Financial Aid

The participation in the programme can be financed by a special credit for students and education. There are several public (KFW-Bank) and private offers of such credits. For details see: Loans

The offers are regularly tested and compared, see: CHE-Studienkredit-Test 2011


We help highly qualified and talented students to apply for grants and provide advice for the choice of potential scholarship donors.

The Ruhr-University Bochum also has its own Scholarship Fund, see: Bildungsfonds der RUB



The International Office and the RUB International Student Services (RUBiss) provide support, advice and personal counselling for international students. Lots of tips and information can be found on its website:International Office

RUBiss organises an international welcome, orientation weeks, events and excursions. A professional team offers support in dealing with bureaucracy, formalities, visa extensions, problems to find accommodations, language-related problems etc.

Exchange students who take part in programmes like ERASMUS or PROMOS are particularly supported before and during their stay in Bochum.

The section “German as a Foreign Language (DAF)” provides several language courses: German as a Foreign Language

The programmes ERASMUS and PROMOS offer grants and support for international students. For further information about scholarships to finance your study course in Bochum, see: DAAD

Our university is also involved in university-wide partnerships with the following universities: Université Francois-Rabelais Tours, Universidad de Oviedo, Belorussian State University Minsk. Students of those universities can apply for additional grants. For all university-wide exchange programmes see: Study Abroad. The EELP-faculty will assist all students to apply for scholarships and grants.