Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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University Overview

Established in 1962, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Ruhr University Bochum) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Bochum (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia), Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Ruhr University Bochum
Acronym RUB
Founded 1962
Motto menschlich -weltoffen -leistungsstark
People-centred -Cosmopolitan -High-performance
Colours Blue and green

University Location

Address Universitätsstrasse 150
Bochum (population range: 250,000-499,999)
44801 North Rhine-Westphalia
T +49 (234) 32 25483
F +49 (234) 32 14684

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Universitätsstrasse 150
Bochum 44801
+49 (234) 3 228739

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation-Certification and Quality Assurance Insitute AQUIN

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Utrecht Network

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020