How should I support myself during my degree? What if problems occur? Students at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) are not alone with these questions: Specially trained teams of counselors listen, give food for thought and practical advice – from the time before starting university to the step into professional life.

Advisory Services at RUB

At Ruhr University Bochum, you will find the right contact person for every topic from the start to the end of your studies.

Where Can I Find what?

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Find our Advice Centers Here:

For Internationals

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The International Office is your first point of contact when it comes to studying at Ruhr University Bochum.

International students and exchange students can reach out to the team at RUB international student services (RUBiss).

The University without Borders advises refugees who wish to start or continue their studies and provides an overview of refugee-related services.

Planning & Organizing Your Studies

Counseling Services for Pupils and Prospective Students

When Things Get Difficult: RUB Provides Support

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The Psychological Student Counseling Service offers group support for many personal concerns and problems that hinder or jeopardize academic success.

Preparation for Starting Your Career

The RUB Career Service team is the central advice center for questions regarding career orientation and planning for all students.

RUB supports international students and refugees in their integration into the German labor market.

Student Life: Balancing the Daily Study Routine

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How can I strengthen my body and mind? Asking this question every semester anew, Bochum’s students have the opportunity to try out different things.

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