Studying


Studying at UA Ruhr

Our academic education emphasizes a practical approach of training. If you are enrolled in one of the Ruhr Universities, you can take courses at all three universities and be part of an academic community of more than 100,000 individuals. Since our institutions are closely connected to communities and businesses in the region and in neighboring countries, you will have access to opportunities throughout Europe. 

Opportunities for International Students

We offer more than 60 degree programs that are taught in English. For a current summary, please click here (pdf download).

The universities' graduate schools, such as RUB Research School, the UA Ruhr Graduate Center for Development Studies, and the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics, offer outstanding master's programs and opportunities for doctoral studies in numerous areas of specialization.

In addition to regular degree programs, we offer:

• research visits (three to ten weeks)
• internships
• academic summer programs
• semester- or year-long exchange programs

Summer Programs 2017

If you are interested in the 2017 summer program in German Language and Cultural Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, please look at the three summer programs here.
For information about the European Business and Economics International Summer Academy from May 22 to June 24, 2017 please click here.
For information about the Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School 2017 from June 12-23 and June 26-July 8, 2017, please click here.

TU Dortmund University offers its International Summer Program (ISP) from June 8 to August 11, 2017. More details can be found here.

Ruhr University Bochum offers the following summer school programs:
BiSS - (International Summer School for undergraduate and graduate students in economics and related fields)
Graduate School Salvation Science
ERiC Summer School  - Eurasian Religions in Contact
International German Summer School of Hydrology

Studying in Germany

Learn more about studying in Germany by checking out the following brochures published by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):

Destination Germany: A Pocket Guide for International Students
Download (pdf download, in English)

Study in Germany: Information for Students in Canada
Download (pdf download, in English)

For more publications, have a look at the DAAD North America website