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Admission Office

Admission Office and Application
(Mr.) Karsten Alt
Universitätsstr. 150
SSC 0/133
D-44780 Bochum
Fon +49 (0)234 32 26644
Fax +49 (0)234 32 14297

As you may already know, we are currently offering online courses only. In January 2022, our courses will be conducted exclusively online as well. We will not be able to offer any in-class lessons. Probably, but depending on the pandemic situation, there will be a combination of face-to-face and online teaching or examinations in variable proportions from prob. April 2022.

You can register for the online German course (13.01.-23.03.2022) until 12.11.2021 – but only if you already have an application number. Please send us the registration form with a copy of your ID (e.g. passport) by email at The application number (XXXXX) is absolutely necessary!
Please note the entry requirements und the conditions in „Downloads“. Your contact:

If you don’t have any application number yet, you can apply for the course (Apr-Jun 2022). Please follow the description below. The portal will go online again at the beginning of December 2021.


You may take part in our intensive courses to prepare yourself for your studies provided that you fulfil the admission criteria for the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

1. First apply for admission to the university by 15.07 at the latest for the winter semester and by 15.01 for the summer semester.

2. Send your letter of confirmation (Bestätigungsschreiben) together with your application documents to the RUB Admissions Office (Zulassungsstelle der RUB).

3. After the Admissions Office has checked and accepted your eligibility to enrol at the university, you will receive the registration form for intensive courses in German as a Foreign Language via e-mail.

4. Send the completed form together with a copy of the photo page of your passport direct to the Department of German as a Foreign Language.
You can do this by email an:
Upon receipt of this form we will send you an invoice, which is to be paid immediately.

5. After the invoice has been paid, you will receive a confirmation of your registration for the online language courses of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.