Many personalities. Two campuses. One UAS_BO.

Leisure and Social Life

Whether you want to meet fellow students, find a new hobby or make new contacts in Bochum - this overview will help you!

Be my mentor (BMM)

If you are a new international student at the BO and are interested in a student mentor for orientation and contacts, you can contact the International Office at welcome(at)

BeComing Friends (AKAFÖ)

The Akademisches Förderungswerk has a great partnership program that brings international students together with citizens of Bochum. Each student can get a sponsor with whom he/she explores the city and its surroundings, cooks together or gets accompaniment at doctor's visits. Often, the local mentors are older than the students and thus a valuable cultural exchange can take place.

Click here for the program: BeComing Friends

AStA at BO

The students of the AStA team are there to help you in many areas. They organize summer parties and events, have a social counseling service, and you are welcome to stop by the AStA living room (B01.31-33) to chat.

HERE is the link to their website.

University Sports

Sports are offered at many universities.

As a student of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences you can participate in the courses offered by the Hochschulsport at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum: 

The prices are mostly moderate. Some courses are very popular and quickly booked up, so ask about registration deadlines.

Events in Bochum

Every month I send out a circular mail with an overview of interesting cultural and international events in Bochum. If you want to receive the mail, please register at welcome(at)

Via Bochum Marketing you can find information about events in and around Bochum, suggestions for your free time and cultural tips: