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Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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Established in 1962, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Ruhr University Bochum) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium city of Bochum (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. Officially 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-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 62-year-old German higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. RUB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Control Typepublic


Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Entity Typenon-profit


Ruhr-Universität Bochum' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

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

Address Universitätsstrasse 150
44801 North Rhine-Westphalia
Ruhr-Universität Bochum's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Phone Number +49 (234) 32 25483
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Fax Number +49 (234) 32 14684

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Ruhr-Universität Bochum's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Ruhr-Universität Bochum a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Ruhr University Bochum has more than 5700 international students.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Admission Office Admission Office

Universitätsstrasse 150
Bochum 44801
(234) 3 228739

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Ruhr-Universität Bochum has an enrollment range of 35,000-39,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 700-799 academic employees (Faculty).

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Control Type Control Type

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is a public higher education institution.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Entity Type Entity Type

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is a non-profit higher education institution.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Ruhr-Universität Bochum does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Library University Library

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Ruhr-Universität Bochum's main services:

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


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Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Ruhr-Universität Bochum's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Insitute (AQUIN)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Ruhr-Universität Bochum's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Utrecht Network

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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YouTube YouTube

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Instagram Instagram

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


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