Study Abroad

Joint Degree Gender Studies: One program, two universities

The organisation for studying abroad will be arranged by the Coordination Office of Gender Studies for both M. A.-majors.

The 1-subject Master Joint Degree Gender Studies is completed in combination with the Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria). Thus an exchange semester for all students in the Joint Degree program is obligatory.
For students with Bochum as the main university: at least 30 credits must be completed at KFU. Not at modules are offered every semester at KFU, thus it is important to plan the semester so that all required courses may be completed.

We want to motivate and invite students in the double major for studying abroad. After verifying courses and lectures can be transformed as creditpoints, also than an internship on base of the enhancement module.


KFU’s Module Offer in the Summer Semester (2nd Semester)

Module "Social Processes and Structures” (13 ECTS)

Module Work, Institutions, Cultural Practice” (13 ECTS) in two options: “Rights” and “Religion” (you can choose)


KFU’s Module Offer in the Winter Semester (3rd Semester)

Module “Identities, Positions, Differences” I (9 ECTS) in the options "Everyday Construction and the Meaning of Gender" or  “Appropriation, Allocation and Construction of Gender” (you can choose).

Module “Identities, Positions, Differences” I! (9 ECTS) in the options " Gender and Social Change" or "Gender in Education and Career" (you can choose).

Module "Cultural and medial Representations"(Attention: the entire module includes only 4 ECTS, because of one seminar offer) with the options of "Representation" or "Philosophy of Sciences" (you can choose).


Insider Tips Graz

Katharina Schmied, a student in the Joint Degree program, has a compilation of orientation help and questions pertaining to the semester abroad in Graz.Orientierungshilfe für die Planung des Auslandsaufenthaltes in Graz sowie einigen Insidertipps für den Aufentahlt Graz erstellt.


Erasmus Cooperation

We would also like to encourage and extend the possibility of a semester abroad to students studying the 2 subject Master. Gender Studies Bochum cooperates with the University of Istanbul in Women’s Studies. Students are also encouraged to look at the cooperation between the Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Philosophy, and History Departments. Please see the following links for more information and inspiration.


For questions to study abroad you can contact the Gender-Studies Coordination Office!
Here you can find important informations which are collected by the faculty of Social Science.

Information events

The International Office of RUB organizes specific information events for students who are interested in going abroad:

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 12-14 o'clock. Location: UFO 0/09
  • Thursday, June 29th 2017, 12-14 o'clock. Location: HGB 30


Inner-german Exchange Program PONS

PONS offers students of both majors a chance to study one semester at an involved partner university in Germany. Students who are participating in PONS will get to know new matters or will be able to intensify their study. Each partner university has a different focus on teaching and researching in gender studies. PONS will develop new networks for their future career paths.


Involved partners
  • University of Bielefeld
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main
  • Georg-August-University of Göttingen
  • Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • University of Paderborn