On this website you can find interesting offers and helpful contact points offered by the Faculty of Social Science and the Ruhr-University Bochum.

At the Ruhr-University

Language Courses

The University Language Centre (ZFA) offers language courses for RUB students. There is also the possibility to take "German as a Foreign Language".


RUB international student services (RUBiss) organises exciting events for international students every semester. It is a programme of varied events, workshops and study trips.

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre answers all your questions about academic writing. In addition, they offer workshops and events on the topic of writing as well as daily writing support in the Writing Café in the University Library.

Career Service

The Career Service supports students with information and advice, events and lectures, courses and workshops as well as personal coaching to organise your studies in a practical way and to start successfully in the working world.


In cooperation with AKAFÖ Bochum and the University Language Centre (ZFA), the International Office presents Sprachcafé Bochum. Sprachcafé Bochum is a meeting place where you can improve and practise your foreign language skills at different language tables every week.

University Sports

University Sports offers you seven days a week all the sports opportunities you can think of: 95 sports, roundabout 380 courses in presence or online, our 1.100 square meters Gym „Unifit“ and events offer various opportunities to explore new aspects in the world of moving. Furthermore, you get to know new people. Be aware of the registration deadlines, sometimes the courses are booked up quickly.

Musisches Zentrum

The Centre for Arts of the RUB creates space for creativity and exchange in the areas of art, music or theatre. Here you have the opportunity to participate as well as to visit events.