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Basic information for exchange students

Term dates

Summer semester 2024:

Term dates: 01.03.2024 - 31.08.2024

Lecture time: 02.04.2024 - 26.07.2024


Winter semester 2024/25:

Term dates: 01.09.2024 - 28.02.2025

Lecture time: 23.09.2024 - 07.02.2025



Examination period

Each department has its own examination periods. (Klausurphasen)


Please contact your departmental coordinatorat Bochum University of Applied Sciences for more detailed information.

Course selection

Before the semester start exchange students must select courses, which they plan to take at Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

The course offer can be as a rule found on the webpages of the relevant faculties. With questions regarding courses please contact the departmental coordinators.

Semester fee

Semester fee

There are no tuition fees at Bochum University of Applied Sciences. However, all students have to pay a semester fee. For the winter semester 2024/25 it amounts to 317,40 €. The semester fee includes for example a ticket for public transportation in Germany and the reduced price in the canteen of Bochum University.

As a student you get benefits in Germany. For example in free time activities a discounted entry.


Language skills

Most courses at Bochum University of Applied Sciences are held in German. Exchange students should therefore provide a confirmation about sufficient knowledge of German (at least B1).

Students of the Department Business and Management, who plan to select ONLY courses taught in English can provide a confirmation about English knowledge (at least B1).

No specific certificates are required. A confirmation from the home university would be also sufficient.


For Erasmus students

Contact person for your Learning Agreement:

  • Responsible person at the receiving institution: the relevant departmental coordinator
  • Administrative contact: Ms. Andrea Claes, incoming(at)

Certificate of Arrival / Stay:

can be filled out by the International Office: incoming(at)

If you do not have a form for the Certificate of Arrival/Stay, please contact your home university.