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Studying two semesters at a foreign university sounds very attractive to many students. Who doesn't want to improve your foreign language skills, gain insight into new research fields and meet students from all over the world? Studying abroad widens your horizon, enables a break from everyday life and is also the icing on the cake for future employers looking for soft skills. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus European exchange program, where a succession of European partner universities await you.

Erasmus Student Network Bochum e.V.

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is an association of local Erasmus initiatives. Our main objective is to assist the integration of foreign students here in Bochum, where students help students overcome intital difficulties. We also want to encourage the mobility of European students by showing what a semester abroad can offer. ESN is available all over Europe, currently at 396 universities in 36 countries.
Therefore, we can consider ourselves to be one of the largest student organizations world-wide. At the RUB we are in close contact with the International Office.

ESN is for you!

  • Students of the RUB (outgoings) who would like to get into contact with the new ESN chapter before leaving for their studies abroad.
  • Students arriving in Bochum (incomings), who we can offer services such as a pick-up service, introduction meetings, country motto parties (Länderpartys), trips, etc.
  • Students of the RUB, who, before or after the semester abroad, would like to volunteer their services or, generally, would like to work and meet people in an international setting.


ESN Bochum

ESN International

Current international cooperation for post-graduates

  • Grants for participation in the RUB computational engineering master's course for qualified students.
  • 2001: Establishment of the International master's course "Earthquake Engineering" in Skopje, Macedonia, an engineering center in south east Europe
  • 2004: International master's course "Computational Engineering" in Belgrad, Serbia-Montenegro
  • 2004: SEEFORM: Ph.D. Program in south east Europe (“Sandwich-Program’’ with bilateral mentoring, at the Engineering Center in Skopje, Macedonia)


The inSTUDIESplus-Project LabExchange aims to promote mobility abroad and research-oriented education and to enable students to develop intercultural abilities. LabExchange offers subsidies to

  • Master students at the RUB (outgoings) planning a research-oriented stay at a RUB partner university abroad (min. 2 weeks, max. 4 months),
  • Master students from RUB partner universities (incomings) planning temporary research at the RUB (min. 2 weeks, max. 4 months),
  • Teachers and researchers at the RUB aiming to establish or caring for cooperation with international RUB partner universities, in order to plan and realize research activities for their Master’s students.

Application deadlines are the 15th January, 15th May and 15th September respectively. You may find all current information and application documents in German and English on the LabExchange homepage.

Dr. Sonja Yeh
Coordination of international LabExchange
Universitätsstraße 105, Room 1.35
44789 Bochum
Tel.: +49 (0)234 / 32-28395
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14051
Email: sonja.yeh@rub.de



Doctoral students’ exchange

This year a new exchange program was established for doctoral students with the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.