International Students
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International Students


International students are most welcome to study at the EvH RWL or to spend an exchange semester here in Bochum.
Generally, all our programmes are taught in German. For admission you will need an advanced level of German. Nevertheless internationality and interculturality are important dimensions of our work!
International Study Programme
Since 2017, we offer a semester-long study programme in English, under the auspices of the Erasmus+ Programme. It is designed for students from our partner universities and is offered each spring semester. This endeavor represents a new partnership with another university in Bochum, the “Hochschule für Gesundheit” (University of Applied Sciences).
For more Information, please check
International Study Programme
Information for international applicants with foreign academic qualifications (full-time study)

The EvH RWL has joined an agency called uni-assist. Applications from persons who acquired their general qualification for university entrance abroad are first screened by uni-assist. That means you will need to send your application to uni-assist first and to pay a processing fee. Once uni-assist has made sure that your application is complete and formally satisfactory, it will be forwarded to the EvH RWL. As a service, uni-assist allows you to apply to several institutions using only one set of documents.
Here you can find detailed information and application forms for foreign student applicants.
To find out more about uni-assist visit:

Information for international applicants within the ERASMUS+ programme or other exchange programmes
Students from our partner universities are very welcome to spend one or two semesters studying at the EvH as part of the Erasmus+ or other exchange Programmes.
To check whether your university is a cooperation partner of the EvH, please consult the International Cooperation page.

Information Sheet for Exchange Students

After your home university has nominated you to study at the EvH RWL as an exchange student, you should fill in the application form. You are also welcome for practical exchange.

The application deadlines are:

  • 31 May for the winter semester (middle of September - middle of February)
  • 30 November for the summer semester (middle of March - middle of July)

Information about visa requirements can be found on the homepage of the Federal Foreign Office.

Students in Germany must have health insurance. Contact your insurance company to ask whether your insurance is valid in Germany and bring evidence with you. Further information can be found on Krankenkassen-Zentrale.

The EvH RWL does not have its own student dormitories. It cooperates with the “AKAFÖ” student service which offers social, cultural, and financial advice and various forms of accommodation.

We look forward to you!

Karen Bossow (International Office)

For general information and descriptions of study opportunities in Germany and in Bochum, we recommend visiting the following links:

We will be happy to assist you and answer your questions!