Studierendensekretariat / Immatrikulation

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Please read this website carefully. Here you will find all the necessary information about the formalities and the documents you need for enrolment.

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.

First register online, then upload your documents

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.

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 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).

    Online-Enrolment

  2. After receiving the confirmation email, please upload your documents to the enrolment information portal. Basic information on the documents can be found further down on this page. After uploading the required documents, please release 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 Information Portal Enrolment. 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 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. Please enrol within within the deadline specified in the letter of admission. Complete your data. The link for your personal online enrolment can be found in the information portal admission. Please make sure to complete the online enrolment via the personal link in the admission information portal only!

    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.

  3. Upload your documents - also within your enrolment deadline - to the enrolment 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 enrolment information portal, because if documents are missing, you will be notified 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 (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 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.

Overview of documents

Information about Health insurance certificate

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.

  • Students with statutory health insurance apply for an insurance certificate from their statutory health insurance company in good time before enrolling. The statutory health insurance company then reports all the required data digitally to the Ruhr-Universität. Nevertheless, please upload a scan of your insurance card to the enrollment information portal so that we can compensate for any delays in the digital registration process.
  • Students with private health insurance who wish to remain so during their studies require a so-called exemption certificate. You can get this from your last german statutory health insurance fund or from any german statutory health insurance fund (if you have never had statutory health insurance). A certificate from private insurance alone is not sufficient. In any case, you must contact a german statutory health insurance company so that they can certify that you are exempt from the statutory insurance obligation. The statutory health insurance company sends the required certificate digitally to the Ruhr-Universität. Please ensure that you obtain the required certificate in good time before submitting your application and seek advice on the formalities from a statutory health insurance company. In addition, please upload proof of private health insurance (e.g. certificate, card, etc.) to the enrolment information portal.
  • If in 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 enrolling - 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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