Situation Kunst


Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has four different guesthouses with fully equipped non-smoking apartments for visiting researchers. We are also able to offer 8 family flats and one one-family-house.

Accomodation requests can be submitted via your host department only. Our apartments can be leased for complete calendar months only and for a maximum term of lease of 12 months.

Please consider that your booking is binding and can only be cancled free of charge until one month before the beginning of your tenancy agreement. Due to organisational reasons, moving in is not possible before the 3rd day of the first rental month.

Since the number of apartments, especially for families are limited, you should contact your host institute for accommodation in Germany for you as early as possible (several months before your arrival in Bochum).

The private housing market

If you wish, you can search the private housing market in Bochum for an apartment or a room. Accommodation offers can be found in newspapers, on notice boards at the university or on various internet sites.

Further information on the private housing market can be found on this website:

The private housing market

Partly translated by: Dr. Lynda Lich-Knight, ResearchComm Ltd.

Welcome Centre


Accommodation Request Form for Exchange Guests   (134.6 kB)

Rent for the Guesthouses 2016   (167.3 kB)

List of abbreviations   (116.5 kB)

Guide for International Researchers, chapter 7: Accommodation in Germany   Concerning your search for accommodation. Read more here (page 100) (3.1 MB)


Map of guest houses

Guest houses on a larger map


Beate Seidemann