Going Abroad

Going abroad

There are so many opportunities waiting for you abroad! You can choose between studying at a foreign university, doing an internship, or learning a foreign language.

Have you ever considered what it would be like to live abroad for a couple of months and still be able to earn credit points and progress throughout your studies?
Although it's nice to take the comfortable option and stay at home, broadening your horizons always pays off. Give it a try just like many of your fellow students have, and your dream of seeing the world could become reality. A semester or an entire academic year abroad will turn out to be the experience of a lifetime. Ask our alumni! Most of them will confirm it was the time of their lives, and it'll never be as easy as it is now during your studies. Currently you're fancy-free and dozens of opportunities await you. Whether in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South, Central or North America; whether via an exchange programme, independently or via a scholarship programme, you can explore the whole world. A semester / year spent abroad is always worth it, for yourself and your CV! You can't imagine the advantages you'll gain for later life!

Study Abroad

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Which exchange programmes and work placements does Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have to offer? How do I organise a semester / year abroad myself? Here you can find answers to these questions and many more.

Study Abroad

Internship Abroad

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Here you’ll find helpful hints on how to look for an internship abroad, how to finance it and prepare for it.

Internship Abroad

Language Courses

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What type of language courses does RUB have to offer? Are there any language courses offered in Bochum and the surrounding area? What do I need to know about language courses abroad? Here you'll find answers to the many questions you surely have.

Language Courses

Summer Schools

If you don't want to stay away from home for an entire semester, a summer school at a foreign university might be an interesting alternative for you. You can find more information about summer schools at our partner universities here.

Summer Schools


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If you're considering spending time abroad you should start planning early. You’ll find information on how to prepare for your stay here.

Organisation (website in German only)



Please consult the following websites for more information concerning scholarships, grants and Auslandsbafög (state-funded financial support).

Funding (website in German only)