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Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body
University, public
Year of foundation
Total number of Students
Students at this campus
Semester contribution
342.43 €
Tuition fees
There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
Humanities, Languages
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
Other studies

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Teacher qualification degree
Pre-Bologna degrees
Other types of degrees

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling

Special features regarding the library

Locations: Central university library (opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am to 11pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 9pm); Associated libraries IB and IC as branch libraries of the university library; Hegel archive of the university library; 33 other local libraries; Stock: Print stock: Specialised library: 2,571,127 volumes; 2,142 subscriptions to printed journals; University library:1,753,980 volumes; 382 subscriptions to printed journals; Digital stock: 401,253 e-books; 230 databases/platforms; 62,601 e-journals/e-newspapers; Service: Digital/printed information; Digital services for students/researchers; Training on information literacy and on managing bibliographical references; Writing café with writing advice; Modern learning environments; Lounge areas; Group work rooms; Reading rooms; Workspace PCs; Scanners; Self-service terminals for borrowing/return of media; Digital 3D navigation/orientation system; Research-related services including training programme: DH Centre, bibliometrics, university bibliography, open access publication services/open access fund for journals, research data management.
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Foreign language center and courses

There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, German as a Foreign Language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch. RUB students can usually take language courses offered by other universities, which are aimed at students from all faculties (language centres), and receive credits for them.
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Special features regarding university sports

The university offers its own sports programme. Students attending the institution can participate in the sports programme of the TU Dortmund, University of Duisburg-Essen (with the status of being a student at another higher education institution.) Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. University-owned 1,100 square meter gym within walking distance of the main station; In the winter semester 2022/23 there are around 400 courses per week in 95 sports; large diving sports department; Cooperation with other sports operators to offer golf, inline skating, tennis (indoor), SUP; University’s own artificial grass pitch. Live streaming services and on-demand formats. The programme is open to: Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg), Ev. FH Bochum, TH Bochum, Bochum University of Applied Sciences, EBZ Business School. Sports: Nearly 100 different sports from the fields of ball sports and games, fitness, health & relaxation, individual sports, martial arts, dancing and water sports
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Last update 2024: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education

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