Application, admission, enrolment

Application via Dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren (DOSV)

The DoSV is used at RUB to admit students to Bachelor's degree programmes (1 subject) and degrees with state examinations. In the first step, applicants register at, before applying to the university.

You coordinate your applications for DoSV degree programmes at different universities via

The following deadlines must be met for online applications:

  • For the winter semester:
    • From the beginning of June until 15 July
    • State examination in medicine, 1st semester
      University entrance qualification before 16 January of the application semester: Deadline is 31 May
      University entrance qualification after 15 January of the application semester: Deadline is 15 July
  • For the summer semester:
    From the beginning of December until 15 January

Information for Psychology - Bachelor (one subject) for applications from winter semester 2024/25 onwards

The Ruhr University Bochum will take the result of the BaPsy-DGPs study aptitude test into account for admission to the Bachelor's degree program in Psychology from winter semester 24/25. Further information can be found here.

The application and admission process

Register at

After your registration is completed, you will receive your login data from Hochschulstart, consisting of an applicant ID (BID) and an applicant authentication number (BAN). In order to join the admission procedure, you will have to enter these data in your online application to Ruhr-Universität Bochum.


For your application for Medicine (state examination) please also read the information on the following website:

Application medicine (state examination)

Online application with BID and BAN

When applying online to Ruhr-Universität Bochum, you can apply for several degree programmes in addition to DoSV degree programmes, and you can list up to 12 degree programmes in one single online application. Please note that only the last application you submit will be valid.

Data and documents required for online application

You will need the following:

  • Applicant ID (BID) and applicant authentication number (BAN) issued by
  • Date and average grade of your university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • If you have studied before: Details of your higher education history to date (total of semesters you were enrolled at German universities or universities of applied sciences, i.e. so-called Hochschulsemester)
  • Details of services (e.g. Federal Volunteer Service, military service, volunteer work, development aid service, voluntary social/ecological year)
  • An email address that you check regularly and which has sufficient storage capacity for the entire application and admission process.

Available degree programmes

The online application only lists the degree programmes that will begin in the following semester.

Degree programmes with no admission requirements (without NC) do not appear in the online application, but are only listed when you enrol online or in person. In these degree programmes, you are guaranteed a place at university.

Please answer all questions carefully and truthfully. If you have any questions or problems, please contact our application hotline as soon as possible.

  • Application hotline

Assistance in German and English
Monday to Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 2pm

Phone: +49 234 3226644


After completed application

Once you have completed your online application, you will receive a confirmation email with a check sheet and application number.

Please use the check sheet to double-check the information you have provided. Unfortunately, it is not possible to correct your details at a later date. If you have entered incorrect information, please reapply. Please note that only the last application you submit will be valid.

You should regularly check the status of your application in the admissions information portal. There you can also find out whether your application is complete or whether you still have to submit any documents. If the check sheet does not ask you to do so, please do not send any documents or copies of certificates.


Prioritise your preferences

You can track all your applications coordinated via the DoSV in the application portal at Here, you can see your admission offers and prioritise your preferences. Preferences are always combinations of degree programme and university location.

Prioritising your applications is important, because it affects the admission procedure. You can find out more about this in the next step and at


Check admissions

Visit for detailed information on the procedure, its phases and deadlines.

Your options in brief

Be sure to follow the “Four Rules of DoSV” (PDF)

  • Receiving and actively accepting an admission offer
    Please note: If you accept an admission offer, you are irrevocably eliminated from all other procedures at So be sure to wait for your preferred course.

    If you accept an admission offer, your other applications to Ruhr-Universität Bochum that are not involved in will still be valid and will not be deleted.

  • Receiving and declining an admission offer
    Until the end of coordination phase (24.02./24.08.), your highest-priority admission offer will remain valid.

    All lower-priority admission offers are immediately eliminated from the procedure. The four rules of the DoSV are in effect here.

  • No admission offer received
    If you haven’t received an admission offer for the degree programme you indicated, you will receive an email from hochschulstart informing you about the Coordinated succession procedure.

    Here, you will have to submit a statement of participation in the Coordinated succession procedure for each degree programme. You can submit the statement of participation via a link that you will receive in the email from or directly in the portal at


After being admitted to RUB: Access all information in the admissions information portal

If you have (actively or automatically) accepted the admission offer for a degree programme at RUB at, you will find your letter of admission in the admissions information portal. The letter of admission contains your personal deadline for enrolment and information on the required documents.


Rejection letter from

Be sure to also check the admissions information portal if you have received a rejection letter from You might be admitted for a course that still has places available. In this case, you must accept the admission within a certain deadline.

Enrolling at RUB – restricted admission

Please enrol online via the admissions information portal. Your letter of admission will include your deadline for enrolment (matriculation deadline), which you must necessarily stick to. If you miss the deadline for enrolment, you will no longer be entitled to a place at the university.

Matriculation information portal

Bildliche beispielhafte Darstellung eines Doktorhuts
Bachelor's degree / State examination /Medicine
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