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Information and offers of assistance for students and researchers

We are compiling a list with support offers from RUB for people affected by the war in Ukraine. The site is still under construction.

Entry, stay and formalities

What do I have to bear in mind when entering the country from Ukraine?

Persons fleeing Ukraine are allowed to enter Germany without a visa and to stay here legally until at least 31.8.2022. It is currently not possible to apply for a regular visa to enter the country.

More information:

https://www.germany4ukraine.de/hilfeportal-en/basic-information

Which residence permit do I get as a Ukrainian citizen?

You can apply for a residence title up to 90 days after your entry. In most cases, Ukrainian nationals currently receive a residence permit in accordance with § 24 of the Residence Act. This residence permit allows you to study and work in Germany.

More information:

https://handbookgermany.de/de/ukraine-info/en/aufenthalt.html

You can also apply for another residence permit, e.g. for study or economic gain purposes. Here you find information on the requirements for the different residence titles:

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/visa-service

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/service/visa-und-aufenthalt/nationale-visa

I have studied/worked in Ukraine, but I am not a Ukrainian citizen. Can I get a residence permit?

If you are a citizen of a third country (neither Ukraine nor the European Union), you are only eligible for residence under §24 Residence Act under certain circumstances. You can find more information here: https://handbookgermany.de/de/ukraine-info/en/aufenthalt.html

You can also apply for a residence permit, e.g. for the purpose of studying, for gainful employment or for study preparation measures such as a German language course.

Here you can find information on the requirements for the various residence titles: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/service/visa-und-aufenthalt/nationale-visa

Which contact points are there in Bochum?

Arrivals from Ukraine can register at the central contact point of the city of Bochum (address: Diekampstraße 28). There you can apply for a residence title according to §24 and get information e.g. about accommodation and social benefits. You must register within 90 days of your entry into Germany. The opening hours are: Mondays to Thursdays 9 am - 3 pm and Fridays 9 am - 1 pm.

If you are planning to study or work in Bochum and/or already know people in Bochum, please state this when registering. If you already have an admission, employment contract or similar document, take it with you.

You can find all the support services offered by the city of Bochum here.

Information for prospective students

What are the admission requirements for studying at Ruhr-Universität Bochum?

You need a higher education entrance qualification (HZB). Your HZB is your school-leaving certificate or a degree programme you have already started or completed. If you have a Ukrainian school-leaving qualification, you will usually also need proof of years of study already successfully completed for the HZB.

You also need a recognized language certificate in German or English, depending on the degree programme you have chosen.

You can find more information about your path to the RUB here:

https://international.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/your-path-studying

I do not yet meet all the admission requirements. What preparatory measures are there for studying?

Integra Programme

  • The Ruhr-Universität's Integra Programme prepares refugee and international students for studying in Germany. Here you can acquire the necessary German language skills, also learn important things about living and studying in Germany and acquire study-relevant skills. The next application period for the programme begins in April 2022. You can find more information here.

German courses

Studienkolleg

  • If you do not yet have a full HZB, you may be able to apply to the Studienkolleg Bochum. There you will acquire an HZB for technical and natural science subjects.
  • An application for the Studienkolleg in Bochum (only T-courses!) is possible from 04.04. to 31.05.2022.
    • Start: Mid-August 2022 until mid/end of January 2023

Can I still enrol for the summer semester 2022?

To enrol, you must meet the admission requirements (see above). If you meet the requirements, enrolment in some degree programmes may still be possible.

Please contact the Admissions Office and send us your transcripts (as an officially certified copy and officially certified translation) as a PDF file (max. 5MB).

How do I apply for the winter semester 2022/23?

Applications for studies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum for the winter semester 2022/23 will be possible online from the beginning of June until 15 July 2022!

Information on the general application process for international students can be found here.

I don't have my certificates (original) with me. Can I still apply to study?

In this case, please contact the Admissions Office directly at admission@uv.rub.de. Here you can find information on the RUB procedure for people who are unable to present (original) certificates due to their flight.

How do I take out a health insurance?

  • Students must take out a health insurance. You can find all the information here: https://international.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/health-insurance
  • Get advice from a statutory health insurance fund. They will tell you whether you can be exempted from compulsory insurance (because you already have sufficient health insurance) or how you can insure yourself.
  • The statutory health insurance company reports your insurance status to the RUB for enrolment.

Where can I find support and advice?

The RUB international student services team at the International Office will be happy to advise you on a possible study programme at RUB by email, telephone or Skype consultation. You can find more details here!

The Admissions Office team will answer all your questions regarding your admission to studies (checking documents, certificates, language skills, etc.).

If you have fled the war zone and need psychological support, you can contact the Centre for Psychotherapy (ZPT) in Bochum. The sessions are accompanied by people who speak Ukrainian or Russian. Those affected can contact the FBZ by e-mail and will be informed promptly of a proposed appointment.

How do I finance my studies?

Information for students who are already enrolled at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

I have financial difficulties. Where can I find help?

Emergency financial aid from the association "Hilfe für ausländische Studierende in Bochum" (Help for foreign students in Bochum).

  • The association can support you financially at short notice with one-off payments, e.g. to pay the rent, the one-month's purchase or the semester fee. You can apply for emergency assistance twice per semester. The amount amounts to approx. 300€ each time.
  • You can find more information on how to apply here.

Which Corona rules apply at RUB?

Where can I find support and advice?

The RUB international student services team at the International Office will be happy to advise you on a possible study programme at RUB by email, telephone or Skype consultation. You can find more details here!

The RUB Psychological Student Counselling Service is at your side during this difficult time and will help you to deal with the stress. Contact at: psychberatung@rub.de

If you have fled the war zone and need psychological support, you can contact the Centre for Psychotherapy (ZPT) in Bochum. The sessions are accompanied by people who speak Ukrainian or Russian. Those affected can contact the FBZ by e-mail and will be informed promptly of a proposed appointment.

Information for researchers and doctorates

Is there a possibility to continue my research at RUB?

Please contact directly a chair or institute that represents your research area:

https://einrichtungen.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/faculties

Once you have found a scientific supervisor, there are other different ways to apply for funding:

Other offers:

Is there accommodation for international researchers at RUB?

There are 81 furnished and fully equipped non-smoking guest flats available for international researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. These include eight flats for families and one single-family house. The flats are usually allocated 2 months in advance. As the flats are usually fully booked, we recommend early reservation: https://international.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/housing

Accommodation requests can only be submitted via your host chair using this form.

How can I start a doctorate at RUB?

Find out about the chairs and institutes at the RUB: https://einrichtungen.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/faculties

Then contact a potential supervisor individually. If there is mutual interest in starting a doctoral project, further framework conditions, such as possible funding, can then be clarified.

You can find more information here!

Interested persons can contact the Research School for further consultation.

What support services are available for doctoral students and postdocs?

The RUB Research School has created an overview page with all the offers of help for doctoral students and postdocs affected by the Ukraine war.

Here you will find an overview of all offers!

Other offers

Courses for ukrainian students at UNIC partner universities

The UNIC network has opened some courses to enrolled students at Ukrainian universities.

Scholarships and funding opportunities for people from Ukraine
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