Application, Admission, Enrolment

Advanced semesters

You already have qualifications to enter an advanced semester in your chosen degree programme? Let the respective faculty of Ruhr-Universität Bochum classify you in an advanced semester. However, if your chosen degree programme is also restricted in advanced semesters, you have to apply to the Admissions Office.

Non-restricted study programes in advanced semesters

In degree programmes that are not-restricted in advanced subject semesters, you need a written classification certificate from the subject advisory service/examination office of the RUB degree programme.

If you are an applicant with a foreign school leaving certificate, you will be informed of the further procedure by the Admission Office. Please write to admission@uv.rub.de

If you have a classification certificate and a school leaving certificate from Germany (Abitur), you can enrol in Bochum without prior application or registration for the respective deadlines and will definitely receive a place at the university.

Which degree programmes are restricted in advanced semesters?

Status: Summer semester (SoSe) 2022, Changes for future semesters will be communicated in due time.

Following subjects are restricted in advanced semsters at Ruhr-Universität Bochum:

Bachelor / Undergraduate degree programmes

Biology (Bachelor 1-subject)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: from 3th semester onwards

Biology (Bachelor 2-subjects)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd, 4th and 6th semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: 3rd and 5th semester
  • non-restricted: no semester

Educational Science (Bachelor 2-subjects)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd to 6th semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: no semester

Culture, Individual and Society (Bachelor 2-subjects)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: from 5th semester onwards

Management and Economics (Bachelor 1-subject)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd and 3rd semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: from 4th semester onwards

Media Studies (Bachelor 2-subjects)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: 3rd and 5th semester
  • non-restricted: from 4th semester onwards

Medicine -preclinic- (state examination)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd and 4th semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: 3rd semester
  • non-restricted: no semester

Medicine -clinic- (state examination)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd, 4th and 6th semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: 1st, 3rd and 5th semester
  • non-restricted: no semester

Politics, Economy and Society (Bachelor 2-subjects)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: from 5th semester onwards

Psychology (Bachelor 1-subject)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd, 4th and 6th semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: 3rd and 5th semester
  • non-restricted: no semester

Law (state examination)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd and 3rd semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: from 4th semester onwards

Sales Engineering and Prod. Management (Bachelor 1-subject)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: 3rd and 5th semester
  • non-restricted: from 3rd semester onwards

Sports Science (Bachelor 1-subject)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd to 6th semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: no semester

Management and Economics - focus Management - (Bachelor 2-subjects)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd and 3rd semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: from 4th semester onwards

Management and Economics - focus Economics - (Bachelor 2-subjects)

  • in summer semester 2022 restricted advanced semesters: 2nd and 3rd semester
  • no entry for the summer semester 2022 in: -
  • non-restricted: from 4th semester onwards

Master

All of the Master's degree programmes listed below have admission restrictions in all advanced semesters.

Cognitive Sciene (Master 1-subject)

  • in winter semester restricted in 3rd semester
  • in winter semester: no entry for the 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester restricted in 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester: no entry for the 3rd semester

Economic Policy Consulting (Master 1-subject)

  • in winter and summer semester restricted in 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester

Finance, Accounting, Controlling and Taxation (FAACT) (Master 1-subject)

  • in winter semester restricted in 3rd semester
  • in winter semester: no entry for the 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester restricted in 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester: no entry for the 3rd semester

Management and Economics (Master 1-subject)

  • in winter and summer semester restricted in 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester

Psychology, specialising in Clinical Psychology (Master 1-subject)

  • in winter semester restricted in 3rd semester
  • in winter semester: no entry for the 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester restricted in 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester: no entry for the 3rd semester

Psychology, specialising in Cognitive Neuroscience (Master 1-subject)

  • in winter semester restricted in 3rd semester
  • in winter semester: no entry for the 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester restricted in 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester: no entry for the 3rd semester

Psychology, specialising in Work, Organizational and Business Psychology (Master 1-subject)

  • in winter semester restricted in 3rd semester
  • in winter semester: no entry for the 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester restricted in 2nd and 4th semester
  • in summer semester: no entry for the 3rd semester

Sales Management (Master 1-subject)

  • in winter and summer semester restricted in 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester

Some degree programmes are no longer restricted from a certain semester onwards (see "non-restricted"). In this case, you have to show the respective classification in order to enrol (see above "Non-restricted study programes in advanced semesters").

Application, admission and enrolment in restricted subjects (Bachelor- and Master-Degrees)

For all degree programmes which are restricted in respective advanced semester (see info boxes), you have to apply to the Admissions Office of Ruhr-Universität Bochum by the deadline.

Apply online and upload documents in due time

The application period for advanced semesters starts at the beginning of February for a summer semester and at the beginning of August for a winter semester. The online application is unlocked until 15 March (for a summer semester) / 15 September (for a winter semester). During this application period, you must not only have applied, but also uploaded all necessary documents. If you have not uploaded any or uploaded not sufficient documents in the admissions information portal (Infoportal Zulassung) by the end of the application period, unfortunately your application cannot be accepted.

To online application

Documents to be uploaded

Immediately after you have applied online, you will receive a confirmation email with a check sheet attached as a PDF file. All documents to be submitted are listed here. Please upload them to the admissions information portal so that your application can be taken into consideration if an allocation procedure should be carried out in your selected degree programme.

  • To help you prepare early for applying to an advanced semester, you can view the required documents for undergraduate programmes (Bachelor) in the PDF document below. There may be changes in each semester, so make sure that your documents are complete.
    Documents advanced semesters - undergraduate subjects

Admissions information portatl

Information for students changing university/interrupting their studies

Applicants who wish to apply for the admission to a degree programme in advanced semester must prove that they are definitively enrolled at a higher education institution within the EU for the chosen degree programme at the time of application or that they were definitively enrolled before this time.

Information for crossover entrants/career changers

Applicants who can prove that they have received sufficient credit for academic credits and/or periods of study from another degree programme or from a degree programme outside the EU related to the chosen degree programme (so-called crossover entrants/career changers) must enclose a notice of credit transfer, a calssification certificate from the relevant examination office of the faculty of Ruhr-Universität Bochum or the transcripts of academic records with their application.

Admission and enrolment

You will be informed about your current application status and the admission or rejection letters via the Infoportal Zulassung. The decisions are published by the end of May for the summer semester and by the end of November for the winter semester. If you have received a letter of admission and would like to accept the place, please also complete the online enrolment via the Infoportal Zulassung. You will find all further information in the letter of admission.

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