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Ruhr University Bochum


Program Location Bochum, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20173
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2017 04/10/17 to 07/21/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info
Resources
 

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Overview

This program is a direct exchange between Purdue University and Ruhr University Bochum.

Courses: Link here for more information on courses.

Ruhr University Bochum was established in 1965 and has grown to become one of the largest universities in Germany with a student population of around 35,000. The university is well known for the numerous contacts its schools of Science and Engineering entertain with industry through important research in many different fields. Bochum has a population of some 500,000 and is situated in the Ruhr River valley, the economic nerve center of Germany. 

Link here for general information about studying in Germany.

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: intermediate knowledge of German would be helpful Sem

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering]
Specifically from: CE, ECE, ME

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Ruhr University Bochum emphasizes interdisciplinarity through the integration of the engineering sciences with other interdisciplinary institutes. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a wide variety of courses.

Interested ECE students should first consult with the director of undergraduate studies for the school.  For more information about ECE course offerings at Bochum, students may also email Professor Aydin Sezgin at aydin@cs.rub.de  .   

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.


PLEASE NOTE:  Exchange students at RUB must pay a student services fee of $365 per semester.  This fee covers a local transportation pass and other student support activities such as the student cafeterias (Mensa).

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$500.00
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Housing$2,000.00
Visa$100.00
Books and Supplies$200.00
Meals$1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,000.00 -$4,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

 


Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin