Studierendensekretariat / Immatrikulation

Please note:

Enrolment in non-restricted subjects for the winter semester 2021/2022 starts on June 16, 2021. If you do not yet have a German degree (Abitur, Bachelor...) , then you usually have to apply for non-restricted courses. For more information, please contact the Admission Office.

Please carefully inform yourself on our website about the necessary formalities and documents.

The processing of the applications can currently take several weeks. In the meantime, please refrain from queries about the processing status.

Enrolment

Regardless of whether you have opted for an non-restricted bachelor's degree or have accepted admission to a restricted-admission degree: 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 matriculation 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 a summer semester is usually possible from the beginning of January until the beginning of the respective lectures, for a 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 offered study place, you must register and upload the documents within the enrolment period stated on your letter of admission, otherwise your study place offer will expire.

First register online, then upload documents

Please enter your details when you register online. If the information is incorrect, registration cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, please check exactly what information you have provided.

After that, please upload the required documents to the matriculation 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 (e.g. from your health insurance company).

Step by step: enrolment in non-restricted study programs or for phD-programs

  1. Enter your data within the enrolment period

    Each online enrolment session is valid for 60 minutes. You should therefore have the necessary documents ready: your university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur), your health insurance certificate (see information on the health insurance certificate below), your de-registration certificate (if you have already been enroled at a university in Germany), your exam certificate (if you have already successfully completed your studies).

    Online-Enrolment

  2. After receiving the confirmation email, please upload your documents to the matriculation information portal. Basic information on the documents can be found further down on this page. After uploading the required documents, please approve your enrolment application, otherwise we will not be able to process your application.
    Information Portal Enrolment
  3. Pay close attention to the status of processing via the Infoportal Immatrikulation. If documents are missing, you will be informed via the portal and via email. It can take several weeks to process your application.
  4. After we have registered you as a student at RUB, you will receive an email with the most important information about paying the social security contribution, using the RUB online services and how to proceed.

Step by step: enrolment in courses with restricted admission

  1. You applied to the admissions office in due time for the course of your choice, received a letter of admission for your desired subject and accepted it by using the admission information portal.

    Information Portal Admission

  2. You can enrol online within the deadline specified in the letter of admission. Complete your data. The link for your personal online enrolment can be found in the admission information portal. Please complete the online enrolment exclusively via the personal link in the admission information portal.

    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 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 are no space restrictions in these subjects 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.

  3. Upload your documents - also within your enrolment deadline - to the matriculation information portal – You can find basic information about the documents further down on this page. After uploading the required documents, please approve your enrolment in due time, otherwise we will not be able to process your application.

    Information Portal Enrolment

  4. It can take several days to process your application. Pay close attention to the status of processing on the matriculation information portal, because if documents are missing, you will be informed via the portal and via email.
  5. After we have registered you as a student at RUB, you will receive an email with the most important information about paying the social contribution fee (Sozialbeitrag), using the RUB online services and how to proceed.

Documents to be uploaded

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 matriculation information portal to ensure that you are enroled. Incorrectly not uploaded documents 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.

Overview of documents (PDF download)

Information about Health insurance certificate

Applicants who enrol at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum for the first time must present proof of existing health insurance to be able to enrol. Subsequent submission of insurance certificates is generally not possible. Therefore, please take care of the relevant formalities in good time.

  • Students with statutory health insurance have their health insurance company issue a special "insurance certificate for enrolment at a university". You will need this when you enrol online, as it contains the necessary information.
  • Students with private health insurance who would like to remain so during their studies require a so-called exemption certificate ("Befreiung von der gesetzlichen Versicherungspflicht"). You can obtain this from your last statutory health insurance company or from any statutory health insurance company (if you have never been insured in germany before).
  • In cases of doubt (e.g. if you are insured abroad) please contact your health insurance company or seek advice from a statutory health insurance company in Germany.

If you change your health insurance company during your studies, notify the student secretariat immediately by submitting a new insurance certificate.

After enroling - Welcome to RUB!

From now on, please contact the Registrar's Office for all administrative requests (e.g. re-registration, leave of absence, notification of change).

Information and offers for newly enroled students can be found in the section

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