Student Mobility to the Faculty

Ruhr-University Bochum welcomes over 600 exchange students yearly. Most of the exchange students come via the Erasmus+ Programme and RUB partnership programmes, but we accept freemovers as well. Read here about the programmes through which you can make an exchange to the Faculty of Social Sciences at RUB.


Sarah Zurek

Room: GD 1/161
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-22966
Consultation hours by appointment

Erasmus+ Cooperations

The Faculty of Social Science accepts Erasmus+ students from 28 partner universities in 18 countries. Our partner universities are to be found here:

RUB partnership programmes

Your faculty has no cooperation with our faculty? Check here if your university has a central partnership with RUB.


If your university is not yet a partner of RUB, please apply as a freemover. Here you can find more information.

Here you can find useful information for incomings at the faculty of Social Science:

You can find more information for incomings at the Ruhr-University Bochum on the website of the International Office:

You like living abroad and would like to stay away even longer? Why not add an internship abroad to your stay? This can also be funded through Erasmus+. Find out more about this on the website of the European Commission or via the International Office of your home university. The Internship Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences can help you find an internship. Even though they do not have an englisch website you can contact them via mail (