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Important Contacts for you at the BO

International Office: Ms. Désirée Schnake, Room C0-16 welcome(a)

Study Offices: Questions about enrollment, exams, re-registration, leave of absence, exmatriculation, certificates

Central Student Advisory Service: Questions about financing, help with all aspects of studying

Departments: Subject-specific academic advising and questions about the content of studies

Career Service: Offers support for applications, internships and part-time jobs

Professors: Professors usually have a weekly office hour where they can discuss questions about exams, etc. with you.

Fachschaft: The elected representation of all students of a department, here you can get to know students of your department

Campus IT: virtual IT service desk for students to solve technical questions

Language Courses

At Bochum University of Applied Sciences there is an accompanying German course for international students called "Deutsch fürs Studium - German course B2/C1 for international students". On this website you find the dates for the winter semester 2023/24 as well as the registration. 

Please note that Bochum University of Applied Sciences does not offer any study-preparatory language courses.

In Studium Plus/ISD courses in English, Spanish and sign language can be taken.

The International Office of the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum organizes a weekly language café. Here nationals and internationals meet in a cozy atmosphere for cultural exchange. Everyone is welcome!

Residence Permit

For the residence permit you normally need the enrollment certificate of the university, the registration at the citizens' office, the proof of financing and a valid health insurance.

A residence permit for study purposes is normally issued for two years at a time and must always be extended before this period expires. The extension is dependent on the proper progress of your studies, i.e. whether you take exams and acquire certificates. In this way, it is checked in each case whether you can complete your studies in a reasonable time. For more information, please contact the Foreigners' Office of the City of Bochum.

Further Information

Our Welcome Team has set up a Moodle course for you, where you will find many tips and current news: Welcome@HSBO

FAQ for Ukrainian students

Current answers and information for refugee students from Ukraine HERE

Semester Fee Wintersemester 2023/24

The semester fee of 356,02 € is composed as follows:

Social contribution - AkaFö: 120,00 €
Student body (AStA contribution) 16,00 €
Contribution for VRR-Semester ticket: 160,62 €
Contribution for NRW-Ticket: 59,40 €
Questions about the VRR- and NRW-Ticket will be answered by the AStA.

Re-registration deadline: 15.06.2023 - 15.08.2023

ATTENTION: The end of the re-registration period collides with the beginning of the examination period! Without re-registration there is no right to participate in exams! A current certificate of study must be presented for the examination!

For the Deutschlandticket, which will be valid from May 2023, no exemption from the semester ticket is possible. Students can upgrade their semester ticket for 12.33 euros so that it then has a nationwide validity analogous to the Deutschlandticket. This upgrade will be available via the app of their transport company.