Please read this website carefully. Here you will find all the necessary information about the formalities and the documents you need for enrolment.
Regardless of whether you have opted for a non-restricted bachelor's degree or have accepted admission to a a degree programme with restricted admission: In order to study at RUB, you have to enrol in the correct form and in due time. To do this, please submit your data via our online enrolment portal and then upload your documents to the matriculation information portal. The enrolment process is currently only available online.
For non-restricted courses, the applicable deadlines will be published online by the student secretariat in good time. Enrolment for the summer semester is usually possible from the beginning of January until the beginning of the respective lectures, for the winter semester from the beginning / middle of June until the beginning of the respective lectures.
If you have applied for a degree with restricted admission and received admission, you will find your personal enrolment deadline as well as information on the required documents in your letter of admission.
Important: If you have received a letter of admission and have accepted the offere of a study place, you must register and upload the documents within the enrolment period stated on your letter of admission, otherwise your offer of the study place will expire.
Please enter your details when you register online. If the information is incorrect, registration cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, please make sure to check the information you have provided carefully.
After that, please upload the required documents to the enrolment information portal, which will be checked by the registrar´s office. Please find out in good time which documents are required in order for you to request them in advance.
Each online enrolment session is valid for 60 minutes. You should therefore have the following necessary documents ready: your university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, High School certificate etc.), your health insurance certificate (see information on the health insurance certificate below), your de-registration certificate (if you have already been enrolled at a university in Germany), your degree certificate (if you have already successfully completed your studies).
If you have two letters of admission and therefore two deadlines for enrolment, the earlier deadline applies, by which we will enrol you for both subjects.
If you have received a letter of admission for a subject with restricted admission and would like to combine it with a non-restricted subject, please follow the information for the subject with restricted admission. We will then also enrol you for the subject with no admission. Please note that if you have a foreign university entrance qualification, you must also apply for non-restricted subjects, as these subjects are only non-restricted to people with a German university entrance qualification.
If you are still waiting for an admission, do not register for a subject with no restriction “just to be on the safe side”. As long as the lecture period has not yet started, it is not necessary to enrol in an non-restricted course, as there is an unlimited number of places in these programmes and, if necessary, you can still enrol on the last day of the enrolment period. So please wait and see whether you will receive admission.
Depending on which course of study and which student status you want to enrol in, you will need different documents for your enrolment. If in doubt, please upload all the documents from the list below to the enrolment information portal to ensure that you are enroled. If you wrongly choose not to upload all necessary documents, it can lead to the rejection of your application.
Please make sure that you submit all documents in full, as we cannot guarantee an extension of the deadline.
Applicants who enroll at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum need proof of existing health insurance for enrolment. The procedure for submitting the insurance certificate has changed as of January 1st, 2022. The notification is sent directly from the insurance company to the university. Please note that paper certificates are generally no longer issued.
If you change your health insurance company during your studies, notify the student secretariat immediately by submitting a new insurance certificate.