Exchange Students / ERASMUS
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Exchange Students / ERASMUS

Welcome to the EvH RWL!

Students of our partner universities are cordially invited to spend one or two semesters as exchange students at our university! We offer ERASMUS students and other exchange students study programmes in German and English language and a stay in a warm and familiar atmosphere.

Partner universities of the EvH RWL
Here you can check whether your university has concluded a cooperation agreement with us:
International cooperation

Our study programmes in German:
The EvH RWL offers degree programmes in the social, health and educational sectors. Here you will find an overview of our degree programmes: Degree programmes
You can find our range of seminars in our course catalogues (in German): Course Catalogue

Our study programme in English: International Study Programme (ISP)
Study a complete semester in English and receive 30 ECTS credit points for it! Every summer semester, EvH RWL offers an English-language semester programme: The International Study Program (ISP). The offer is specifically aimed at students in the fields of social work, diversity, welfare, inclusion and related areas. It enables the acquisition of up to 30 CPs and provides insights from academic, practical and artistic perspectives. The programme is taught by local and international experts from our partner universities worldwide. Further information: International Study Programme

All information at a glance:
In our Fact Sheet you will find all information about your exchange semester at EvH (deadlines, semester times, contacts and information about studying, living and accommodation):

Language requirement
Exchange students need the following language skills for studying at the EvH RWL (according to CEFR

  • Bachelor students participating in the German-language study programme: B1 in German
  • Bachelor students participating in the English-language International Study Programme ISP: B1 in English
  • Master students (no English programme available): B2 in German

Please apply to the International Office of your home university. If your home university has selected you for a stay at our university, please send the following documents by e-mail to by the application deadline mentioned below:

  • Completed and signed registration form for exchange students (see below, as photo or scan)
  • Proof of language skills at B1or B2 level (see above)
  • Photo or scan of passport or identity card

Application deadlines:
Winter semester: 31 May
Summer semester: 31 October (Erasmus+ students: 30 November)

Next steps:
After the application deadline, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance and all further information and documents for the further organisation of your stay.

We will also support you in finding accommodation in Bochum and in all other administrative matters.

More information about your stay:

You have questions? We are happy to help you:
Monika Hörr, International Office, e-mail:, Phone (+49) 234 / 36901-142