Application, admission, enrolment

Admission Office – Contact information

The Admission Office is the first place to contact if you are interested in applying for a study programme at our university. If you have any questions regarding application and admission, please feel free to contact us.

When am I wrong at the Admission Office?

If you have questions about the course content and subject-related requirements of a degree programme, please contact the respective Academic Advisor. You will find the contact details in the respective programme of study.

You are currently not enrolled at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and you have questions about a first or new enrolment? Then please contact the Enrolment Office.

Are you already studying at Ruhr University Bochum and do you have questions about changing your subject/programme? Then please contact the Registrar's Office.

Application hotline

Advice in German and English

Phone: +49 234 32 26644

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Personal consultation hour

No registration is required for open consultation hours. In the Student Service Centre (SSC), please first draw a waiting mark at the reception desk on level 0.

When it is your turn, your number will appear on the monitor in the waiting area.

Office hours

  • Monday 13 - 15 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 13 - 15 p.m.
  • Friday 9am - 11a.m.

Directions to the SSC can be found below.

For concerns that are not urgent, we recommend that you send your request by email.

Consultation via email

Please feel free to send us your request by email at any time:
(Attachments only in PDF format please!)

Contact for international applicants:
(Attachments only in PDF format please!)

This is what you should include in your email to the Admission Office

To ensure a fast and efficient response to your request, please remember to include the following information in your email:

  • Please state which degree programmes or courses you have applied/would like to apply for.
  • If you have already applied for a degree programme: State your 6-digit or 7-digit application number.
  • If you have already applied for a German course: State your 5-digit application number.


By public transport

At the U35 stop (“Ruhr-Universität”): turn right and walk over the pedestrian bridge in the direction of the university. The Student Service Centre (SSC) is the first building on the left after the bridge, just behind the University Administration (UV).


Studierenden-Service-Center (SSC)
Ebene 0, Raum 229

Postal address

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Gebäude SSC
Universitätsstr. 150
44780 Bochum

By car: visitors’ car park

Take the exit “Uni Mitte” from Universitätsstraße. Keep left as you approach the car park and turn left after the Information Point. From the car park, take the stairs up to the footbridge over Universitätsstraße. The Student Service Centre (SSC) is the first building on the left after the bridge, just behind the University Administration (UV).

Studying at RUB: Application, admission, enrolment
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