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ERASMUS

The ERASMUS programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a funding programme of the European Union that enables students to study abroad at a host university within the EU. Bachelor’s and Master’s students can study at a partner university with financial support for one or even two semesters abroad during their studies. All 27 EU member states and five other European countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey) participate in the programme. Find out more about whether an ERASMUS study programme is suitable for you, which ERASMUS partner universities the Faculty of Business and Economics has and how you can apply.

 

You can now apply for the ERASMUS programme via the application portal here:

 
https://erasmus.wiwi.rub.de/

 

We look forward to receiving your application for an ERASMUS semester at one of our partner universities!

Administrative information on the application

  • You can find an overview of the deadlines here. Unfortunately, applications not received by the deadlines cannot be considered.
  • You can only apply for an exchange via our online application form. We do not accept applications by email or by post.
  • To access the online application form, you must log in with your RUB login ID.
  • For the success of your application it does not matter when you submit it – as long as you do it within the given deadline. All applications will be reviewed collectively after the deadline. So you don’t have to hurry and submit your application as soon as possible.
  • Our aim is to give you feedback on whether we can offer you an ERASMUS place within 8 weeks of the submission deadline. You will then still have enough time to process and submit the documents necessary for your official nomination. You will receive more detailed information on these documents at the information event for ERASMUS outgoings; you will be informed of the exact date if you are accepted.

Contents of the application

  • The online application form asks you for some personal and contact information. In addition, you will be asked to upload some documents. Please note that the online form only accepts PDFs with a maximum file size of 1 MB. The following documents should be uploaded:

     

    PDF documents

    • Curriculum vitae (including photo)
    • Letter of motivation in English, approx. 1-2 pages long. In it you should briefly explain why you are applying for the ERASMUS programme, why you should be admitted and why you have chosen (a) specific host university(ies).
    • Current Transcript of Records and previous degree certificates; Bachelor students should upload their current Transcript of Records and their Abitur certificate, Master students their current Transcript of Records and Bachelor certificate.
      Please note that your current RUB Transcript of Records should be verifiable. To do this, select the option “generate (checkable)” under the menu item “data sheet” in your Flexnow access. The verifiable data sheet contains a password with which the authenticity can be checked.
    • Most host universities do not require an official certificate, but only recommend a certain language level. Accordingly, we do not necessarily require official certificates for your application either. If you have already taken a language test in English or the otherwise relevant national language and have a corresponding certificate, please add it to your application. If you don’t have an official certificate, you don’t have to spend money on it; we know that official certificates can cost several hundred euros and we don’t want you to spend money on an application that may or may not be successful. In this case, you can argue in your motivation letter that you already know the language for other reasons (e.g. because you have studied the language for many years at school or have spent a few months in the country, etc.) or how you plan to learn the language before you start your possible stay abroad. Our Centre for Foreign Language Education (ZFA) offers various language courses as well as international tests, such as IELTS for English, DELE for Spanish, DELF/DALF for French and Swedex for Swedish.
  • You must indicate at least one and can indicate up to five preferences for host universities. You can find a list of all current ERAMUS partner universities here. You should consider the following points when choosing your preferences:
    • Compatibility of the semester times of the host university with those of the RUB (should you be accepted, you can choose between a stay in the winter semester or summer semester),
    • possible (official) language requirements,
    • courses offered at the host university (are you interested in the modules offered, do you bring the necessary prerequisites for them, etc.).

In addition, you can access the testimonials of former ERASMUS exchange students here to get an impression of their experiences on site.

As an ERASMUS student, you do not pay tuition fees at your host university and also receive a financial allowance for the stay abroad from RUB. This grant is intended to cover the extra costs you incur during a stay abroad. The ERASMUS participating countries are divided into three groups. The following grant rates will be paid for a study visit in the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21:

450 EUR/month for country group 1:
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.

390 EUR/month for country group 2:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

330 EUR/month for country group 3:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Turkey.

Extra support for students with special needs, students with child(ren) or with disabilities can apply for extra funding.

Here you can find the testimonials of former ERASMUS students at the respective host universities.

Downloads

ERASMUS

The ERASMUS programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a funding programme of the European Union that enables students to study abroad at a host university within the EU. Bachelor’s and Master’s students can study at a partner university with financial support for one or even two semesters abroad during their studies. All 27 EU member states and five other European countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey) participate in the programme. Find out more about whether an ERASMUS study programme is suitable for you, which ERASMUS partner universities the Faculty of Business and Economics has and how you can apply.

We look forward to receiving your application for an ERASMUS semester at one of our partner universities!

Administrative information on the application

  • You can find an overview of the deadlines here. Unfortunately, applications not received by the deadlines cannot be considered.
  • You can only apply for an exchange via our online application form. We do not accept applications by email or by post.
  • To access the online application form, you must log in with your RUB login ID.
  • For the success of your application it does not matter when you submit it – as long as you do it within the given deadline. All applications will be reviewed collectively after the deadline. So you don’t have to hurry and submit your application as soon as possible.
  • Our aim is to give you feedback on whether we can offer you an ERASMUS place within 8 weeks of the submission deadline. You will then still have enough time to process and submit the documents necessary for your official nomination. You will receive more detailed information on these documents at the information event for ERASMUS outgoings; you will be informed of the exact date if you are accepted.

Contents of the application

  • The online application form asks you for some personal and contact information. In addition, you will be asked to upload some documents. Please note that the online form only accepts PDFs with a maximum file size of 1 MB. The following documents should be uploaded:

    PDF documents

    • Curriculum vitae (including photo)
    • Letter of motivation in English, approx. 1-2 pages long. In it you should briefly explain why you are applying for the ERASMUS programme, why you should be admitted and why you have chosen (a) specific host university(ies).
    • Current Transcript of Records and previous degree certificates; Bachelor students should upload their current Transcript of Records and their Abitur certificate, Master students their current Transcript of Records and Bachelor certificate.
      Please note that your current RUB Transcript of Records should be verifiable. To do this, select the option “generate (checkable)” under the menu item “data sheet” in your Flexnow access. The verifiable data sheet contains a password with which the authenticity can be checked.
    • Most host universities do not require an official certificate, but only recommend a certain language level. Accordingly, we do not necessarily require official certificates for your application either. If you have already taken a language test in English or the otherwise relevant national language and have a corresponding certificate, please add it to your application. If you don’t have an official certificate, you don’t have to spend money on it; we know that official certificates can cost several hundred euros and we don’t want you to spend money on an application that may or may not be successful. In this case, you can argue in your motivation letter that you already know the language for other reasons (e.g. because you have studied the language for many years at school or have spent a few months in the country, etc.) or how you plan to learn the language before you start your possible stay abroad. Our Centre for Foreign Language Education (ZFA) offers various language courses as well as international tests, such as IELTS for English, DELE for Spanish, DELF/DALF for French and Swedex for Swedish.
  • You must indicate at least one and can indicate up to five preferences for host universities. You can find a list of all current ERAMUS partner universities here. You should consider the following points when choosing your preferences:
    • Compatibility of the semester times of the host university with those of the RUB (should you be accepted, you can choose between a stay in the winter semester or summer semester),
    • possible (official) language requirements,
    • courses offered at the host university (are you interested in the modules offered, do you bring the necessary prerequisites for them, etc.).

In addition, you can access the testimonials of former ERASMUS exchange students here to get an impression of their experiences on site.

As an ERASMUS student, you do not pay tuition fees at your host university and also receive a financial allowance for the stay abroad from RUB. This grant is intended to cover the extra costs you incur during a stay abroad. The ERASMUS participating countries are divided into three groups. The following grant rates will be paid for a study visit in the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21:

450 EUR/month for country group 1:
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.

390 EUR/month for country group 2:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

330 EUR/month for country group 3:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Turkey.

Extra support for students with special needs, students with child(ren) or with disabilities can apply for extra funding.

Here you can find the testimonials of former ERASMUS students at the respective host universities.

Downloads

Worldwide exchange programmes

Student exchange with the University of Wollongong (UOW) (Australia)

Background

Each year, up to four RUB students enrolled in the Bachelor’s programme “Management and Economics” have the opportunity to spend one semester at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia. 
UOW is a research-intensive university with an excellent reputation for its teaching in a wide range of disciplines. UOW is a young and vibrant university and is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. 
The city of Wollongong is one of Australia’s larger cities and is located in New South Wales, about 80 kilometres south of Sydney. The city is also known for its surfing beaches.

Courses offered
For a list of courses offered at UOW, please visit the UOW website.

Academic calendar
Autumn term: February – June
Spring semester: July – November

Costs, scholarships and funding
RUB exchange students are exempt from tuition fees at the University of Wollongong. In order to finance your living expenses, various helpful scholarship programmes are available.
For more information on funding opportunities, please contact the International Office.
The PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of particular interest and can be found here.

Accommodation
Information on student accommodation can be found here

Application
The following documents are required:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Performance overview
  • Abitur certificate

Student exchange with the Higher School of Economics University, Russia (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)

Background
Up to five RUB students enrolled in our Bachelor and Master programmes have the opportunity to spend one semester at the Faculty of Economics of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) University in Moscow (Russia). The courses offered by the Faculty of Economics are mainly in the field of economics and partly in the field of finance.

HSE is regularly ranked as one of the top universities in Russia. HSE is a leader in Russia and one of the outstanding economic and social science universities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Over the past two decades, HSE has rapidly developed into a renowned research university and is distinguished by its international presence and numerous collaborations.

Academic calendar 
Autumn semester: September – December 
Spring semester: January – June      

Costs, scholarships and funding 
Exchange students of the RUB are exempt from the tuition fees of the HSE. In order to finance your living expenses, various scholarship programmes are available.
Within the framework of the exchange programme with HSE, students with outstanding performance have the possibility to finance their stay through an Erasmus+ International Mobility Scholarship (mobility as well as monthly scholarship).
For more information on funding opportunities, please contact the International Office
The PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of particular interest and can be found here.

Accommodation
Information on student accommodation can be found here.

Application process
The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • Official transcripts: Performance overview, Bachelor’s transcript (in English), if applicable.
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Optional: Letter of reference (in English)

    Application deadlines:
  • Autumn semester: 31 March 2021
  • Spring semester: 7 October 2021

Student Exchange with Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) (China)

Background
Two of our Master students have the opportunity to spend a semester at Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS). PHBS was founded in 2004. On 30 August 2008, HSBC Bank donated funds to support the university. This later proved to be a successful model of education modernisation in China through the collaboration between a top university in China and a world-class financial institution. 
PHBS is located in the emerging Shenzhen region and is immediately adjacent to the financial centre of Hong Kong. Together with the academic excellence of Peking University, PHBS enhances the links between Hong Kong and mainland China, and the relationship between China and the world.

Costs, scholarships and funding
Students must pay for travel and living expenses. There is no tuition fee. Detailed information on funding opportunities during study abroad is provided by the International Office and can be found here. The PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) may be of particular interest and can be found here.

Accommodation
PHBS offers accommodation (single and double rooms) for international students. More information on costs, size and facilities can be found on the PHBS website.

Academic calendar
Autumn semester: September – January 
Spring semester: February – June

Further information on relevant dates is provided by the HSCB Business School and can be found here.

Courses offered
Information on courses offered can be found here.

Application process
The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • Bachelor’s transcript
  • Official transcripts (in English)
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)

Application deadlines

  • Spring semester: 7 October 2021
  • Autumn semester: No application possible due to Corona

Student exchange with the New School of Social Research (NSSR) (USA)

Background
Up to two RUB students enrolled in the Master’s programmes “Management and Economics” and “Economics” have the opportunity to spend a semester at the Department of Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York (USA).
Department of Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York (USA).
The NSSR was founded in 1919 and follows an interdisciplinary approach. More than 1,000 students from all regions of the USA and from more than 70 countries are currently enrolled at NSSR. NSSR is located in New York City, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world.

Courses offered
For a list of courses offered at NSSR, please visit the NSSR website.

Academic Calendar
Spring semester:
2 January 2021 – 31 May 2021
Summer semester:
1 June 2021 – 31 August 2021

Costs, scholarships and funding
Students are expected to register for three courses (9 credits) per semester. Tuition is currently $2100.00 per credit. NSSR provides a scholarship to RUB exchange students that covers 50% of the tuition fees. The remaining 50% of the tuition fees as well as the costs for university and departmental fees – currently a total of $180 per semester – have to be paid by the students themselves. Various scholarship programmes are available to finance living expenses.
For more information on funding opportunities, please contact the International Office.
The PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of particular interest to you and can be found here.

Accommodation
Information on student accommodation can be found here.

Application
The following documents are required:

  • Personal Statement (your educational goals and reasons for applying to the programme (English))
  • Curriculum vitae (English)
  • Official academic transcript (English)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (English)
  • English Language Certificate (TOEFL IB test score of at least 100 or IELTS test score of at least 7)

Application deadlines

Spring semester 2022:
7 October 2021
Summer semester 2021: 31 March 2021

Exchange with Tongji University (China)

Background
Up to ten RUB students enrolled in one of our faculty’s Master’s programmes can spend a semester at Tongji University in Shanghai (China).
Tongji University Shanghai was founded in 1907 by the German doctor Erich Paulin, initially as a medical faculty, and has had a close relationship with Germany ever since. Today, Tongji University offers its 50,000 students a comprehensive range of subjects and is one of the most renowned universities in China.
The Bochum Faculty of Economics has been cooperating with Tongji University since the early 1980s and maintains a particularly close relationship with the Chinese-German University College CDHK, a joint institution of the German Academic Exchange Service and Tongji University. The CDHK covers the following academic disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering as well as Economics.
A special feature of the CDHK are the 23 endowed chairs, which are financed by well-known companies. These donations have made it possible to significantly improve the study conditions at the CDHK. In addition, the donors provide students with extensive industry contacts. In addition to funding from industry, the CDHK is also supported by funds from the German Foreign Office.
The lecturers at the CDHK are Chinese academics (the majority of whom have studied or completed their doctorates in Germany) and German visiting professors. The lectures are held in German and English. The lectures by the visiting professors are usually held in the form of weekly block courses. In addition to the courses offered at the CDHK, RUB students also have the opportunity to attend lectures at the School of Economics and Management (SEM) of Tongji University. These courses are held entirely in English. Please note that the focus of the courses at CDHK and SEM is on management.

Courses offered
If you are interested in the courses offered at CDHK, please check the Tongji website. For a list of courses offered at SEM, please click here.

Academic calendar
Spring semester: February – July
Autumn semester: September – January

Costs, scholarships and funding
Exchange students of the RUB are exempt from the tuition fees of Tongji University. Various helpful scholarship programmes are available to finance your living costs (estimated between 350€ and 500€).
For more information on funding opportunities, please contact the International Office.
For students interested in an exchange with Tongji University, the PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of particular interest and can be found here.

Accommodation
Information on student accommodation can be found here.

Application
Interested students are asked to send their application to Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens and/or Dr. Martin Seidler. The following documents are required:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official academic transcript
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • Baccalaureate certificate
  • Documents about experience abroad

Application deadlines

Spring semester 2022: tba
Autumn semester 2021/2022: tba

Worldwide exchange programmes

Student exchange with the University of Wollongong (UOW) (Australia)

Background

Each year, up to four RUB students enrolled in the Bachelor’s programme “Management and Economics” have the opportunity to spend one semester at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia. 
UOW is a research-intensive university with an excellent reputation for its teaching in a wide range of disciplines. UOW is a young and vibrant university and is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. 
The city of Wollongong is one of Australia’s larger cities and is located in New South Wales, about 80 kilometres south of Sydney. The city is also known for its surfing beaches.

Courses offered
For a list of courses offered at UOW, please visit the UOW website.

Academic calendar
Autumn term: February – June
Spring semester: July – November

Costs, scholarships and funding
RUB exchange students are exempt from tuition fees at the University of Wollongong. In order to finance your living expenses, various helpful scholarship programmes are available.
For more information on funding opportunities, please contact the International Office.
The PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of particular interest and can be found here.

Accommodation
Information on student accommodation can be found here

Application
The following documents are required:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Performance overview
  • Abitur certificate

Student exchange with the Higher School of Economics University, Russia (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)

Background
Up to five RUB students enrolled in our Bachelor and Master programmes have the opportunity to spend one semester at the Faculty of Economics of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) University in Moscow (Russia). The courses offered by the Faculty of Economics are mainly in the field of economics and partly in the field of finance.

HSE is regularly ranked as one of the top universities in Russia. HSE is a leader in Russia and one of the outstanding economic and social science universities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Over the past two decades, HSE has rapidly developed into a renowned research university and is distinguished by its international presence and numerous collaborations.

Academic calendar 
Autumn semester: September – December 
Spring semester: January – June      

Costs, scholarships and funding 
Exchange students of the RUB are exempt from the tuition fees of the HSE. In order to finance your living expenses, various scholarship programmes are available.
Within the framework of the exchange programme with HSE, students with outstanding performance have the possibility to finance their stay through an Erasmus+ International Mobility Scholarship (mobility as well as monthly scholarship).
For more information on funding opportunities, please contact the International Office
The PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of particular interest and can be found here.

Accommodation
Information on student accommodation can be found here.

Application process
The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • Official transcripts: Performance overview, Bachelor’s transcript (in English), if applicable.
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Optional: Letter of reference (in English)

    Application deadlines:
  • Autumn semester: 31 March 2021
  • Spring semester: 7 October 2021

Student Exchange with Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) (China)

Background
Two of our Master students have the opportunity to spend a semester at Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS). PHBS was founded in 2004. On 30 August 2008, HSBC Bank donated funds to support the university. This later proved to be a successful model of education modernisation in China through the collaboration between a top university in China and a world-class financial institution. 
PHBS is located in the emerging Shenzhen region and is immediately adjacent to the financial centre of Hong Kong. Together with the academic excellence of Peking University, PHBS enhances the links between Hong Kong and mainland China, and the relationship between China and the world.

Costs, scholarships and funding
Students must pay for travel and living expenses. There is no tuition fee. Detailed information on funding opportunities during study abroad is provided by the International Office and can be found here. The PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) may be of particular interest and can be found here.

Accommodation
PHBS offers accommodation (single and double rooms) for international students. More information on costs, size and facilities can be found on the PHBS website.

Academic calendar
Autumn semester: September – January 
Spring semester: February – June

Further information on relevant dates is provided by the HSCB Business School and can be found here.

Courses offered
Information on courses offered can be found here.

Application process
The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • Bachelor’s transcript
  • Official transcripts (in English)
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)

Application deadlines

  • Spring semester: 7 October 2021
  • Autumn semester: No application possible due to Corona

Student exchange with the New School of Social Research (NSSR) (USA)

Background
Up to two RUB students enrolled in the Master’s programmes “Management and Economics” and “Economics” have the opportunity to spend a semester at the Department of Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York (USA).
Department of Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York (USA).
The NSSR was founded in 1919 and follows an interdisciplinary approach. More than 1,000 students from all regions of the USA and from more than 70 countries are currently enrolled at NSSR. NSSR is located in New York City, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world.

Courses offered
For a list of courses offered at NSSR, please visit the NSSR website.

Academic Calendar
Spring semester:
2 January 2021 – 31 May 2021
Summer semester:
1 June 2021 – 31 August 2021

Costs, scholarships and funding
Students are expected to register for three courses (9 credits) per semester. Tuition is currently $2100.00 per credit. NSSR provides a scholarship to RUB exchange students that covers 50% of the tuition fees. The remaining 50% of the tuition fees as well as the costs for university and departmental fees – currently a total of $180 per semester – have to be paid by the students themselves. Various scholarship programmes are available to finance living expenses.
For more information on funding opportunities, please contact the International Office.
The PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of particular interest to you and can be found here.

Accommodation
Information on student accommodation can be found here.

Application
The following documents are required:

  • Personal Statement (your educational goals and reasons for applying to the programme (English))
  • Curriculum vitae (English)
  • Official academic transcript (English)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (English)
  • English Language Certificate (TOEFL IB test score of at least 100 or IELTS test score of at least 7)

Application deadlines

Spring semester 2022:
7 October 2021
Summer semester 2021: 31 March 2021

Exchange with Tongji University (China)

Background
Up to ten RUB students enrolled in one of our faculty’s Master’s programmes can spend a semester at Tongji University in Shanghai (China).
Tongji University Shanghai was founded in 1907 by the German doctor Erich Paulin, initially as a medical faculty, and has had a close relationship with Germany ever since. Today, Tongji University offers its 50,000 students a comprehensive range of subjects and is one of the most renowned universities in China.
The Bochum Faculty of Economics has been cooperating with Tongji University since the early 1980s and maintains a particularly close relationship with the Chinese-German University College CDHK, a joint institution of the German Academic Exchange Service and Tongji University. The CDHK covers the following academic disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering as well as Economics.
A special feature of the CDHK are the 23 endowed chairs, which are financed by well-known companies. These donations have made it possible to significantly improve the study conditions at the CDHK. In addition, the donors provide students with extensive industry contacts. In addition to funding from industry, the CDHK is also supported by funds from the German Foreign Office.
The lecturers at the CDHK are Chinese academics (the majority of whom have studied or completed their doctorates in Germany) and German visiting professors. The lectures are held in German and English. The lectures by the visiting professors are usually held in the form of weekly block courses. In addition to the courses offered at the CDHK, RUB students also have the opportunity to attend lectures at the School of Economics and Management (SEM) of Tongji University. These courses are held entirely in English. Please note that the focus of the courses at CDHK and SEM is on management.

Courses offered
If you are interested in the courses offered at CDHK, please check the Tongji website. For a list of courses offered at SEM, please click here.

Academic calendar
Spring semester: February – July
Autumn semester: September – January

Costs, scholarships and funding
Exchange students of the RUB are exempt from the tuition fees of Tongji University. Various helpful scholarship programmes are available to finance your living costs (estimated between 350€ and 500€).
For more information on funding opportunities, please contact the International Office.
For students interested in an exchange with Tongji University, the PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of particular interest and can be found here.

Accommodation
Information on student accommodation can be found here.

Application
Interested students are asked to send their application to Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens and/or Dr. Martin Seidler. The following documents are required:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official academic transcript
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • Baccalaureate certificate
  • Documents about experience abroad

Application deadlines

Spring semester 2022: tba
Autumn semester 2021/2022: tba

Double Master­ programme with East Anglia University, UK

Since 2010, our faculty has offered a double master’s degree in cooperation with the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia (UEA). UEA is located in Norwich, East of England (UK), a historic city known for arts, culture, music, nightlife and tourism. UEA has more than 15,000 students and is ranked 3rd in the 2016 National Student Survey. The School of Economics is one of the top schools in the UK for research, student satisfaction and student experience. It is also one of the leading economics faculties in the UK. The School has an excellent international reputation for research, particularly in experimental and behavioural economics, industrial and competition economics, and also in finance. Up to 10 students starting the MSc in Management and Economics in the summer semester can apply for the double master’s programme.

The double master’s programme has a standard period of study of two years (four semesters). After completing the first semester at RUB, two further semesters must be completed at UEA. In the last semester, the double master students return to Bochum to complete their studies.

  • RUB:
    First semester (SoSe)
    Course work (30 ECTS)
  • UEA: 
    Second semester (WiSe)
    Student research projects (30 ECTS)
  • UEA: 
    Third semester (SoSe)
    Student research projects & Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)
  • RUB:
    Fourth semester (WiSe)
    Master Thesis (30 ECTS)

Students can choose between two specialisations: MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics or MSc Industrial Economics. Both programmes follow a strict structure so that all modules offered are compulsory.

  • MSc Behavioural Experimental Economics:
    Applied Econometrics
    Econometric Theory
    Economic Theory I
    Economic Theory II
    Experimental Economics I
    Experimental Economics II
  • MSc Industrial Economics: 
    Applied Econometrics
    Econometric Theory
    Economic Theory I
    Economic Theory II
    Experimental Economics I
    Experimental Economics II

    A detailed description of the modules offered in Behavioural and Experimental Economics can be found in this course list. Students interested in Competition Economics can view the relevant module description here.

Please note: The modules you choose at RUB must be different from those you will take at UEA.

Autumn semester: September – December
Spring semester: January – May

The tuition fees for UK/EU students in the academic year 2020/2021 are £8,715. Two RUB students, i.e. one student in the Master’s programme Experimental Economics and one student in the Master’s programme Industrial Economics, receive a scholarship amounting to 50% of the fees. For the other RUB students, the tuition fees are reduced by £1,500.
Living costs (accommodation, food, transport, books and social activities) are estimated at approximately £9,135 for an academic year.
There are many ways to fund study abroad. Information about funding options is available from the International Office.

The University of East Anglia offers a wide range of accommodation for postgraduate students. For more information, click here.

1. Students must first apply to the RUB, submitting the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (in English),
  • Official academic transcript (in English),
  • Bachelor’s transcript,
  • Abitur certificate,
  • English language certificate (IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all components); TOEFL IBT: (88)).

2. Once you have received your admission letter, you must then apply to UEA for a place on the MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics or MSc Industrial Economics programmes.

Application deadlines academic year 2021: 
RUB: 5 May 2021
UEA: End of July 2021

Double Master­ programme with East Anglia University, UK

Since 2010, our faculty has offered a double master’s degree in cooperation with the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia (UEA). UEA is located in Norwich, East of England (UK), a historic city known for arts, culture, music, nightlife and tourism. UEA has more than 15,000 students and is ranked 3rd in the 2016 National Student Survey. The School of Economics is one of the top schools in the UK for research, student satisfaction and student experience. It is also one of the leading economics faculties in the UK. The School has an excellent international reputation for research, particularly in experimental and behavioural economics, industrial and competition economics, and also in finance. Up to 10 students starting the MSc in Management and Economics in the summer semester can apply for the double master’s programme.

The double master’s programme has a standard period of study of two years (four semesters). After completing the first semester at RUB, two further semesters must be completed at UEA. In the last semester, the double master students return to Bochum to complete their studies.

  • RUB:
    First semester (SoSe)
    Course work (30 ECTS)
  • UEA: 
    Second semester (WiSe)
    Student research projects (30 ECTS)
  • UEA: 
    Third semester (SoSe)
    Student research projects & Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)
  • RUB:
    Fourth semester (WiSe)
    Master Thesis (30 ECTS)

Students can choose between two specialisations: MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics or MSc Industrial Economics. Both programmes follow a strict structure so that all modules offered are compulsory.

  • MSc Behavioural Experimental Economics:
    Applied Econometrics
    Econometric Theory
    Economic Theory I
    Economic Theory II
    Experimental Economics I
    Experimental Economics II
  • MSc Industrial Economics: 
    Applied Econometrics
    Econometric Theory
    Economic Theory I
    Economic Theory II
    Experimental Economics I
    Experimental Economics II

    A detailed description of the modules offered in Behavioural and Experimental Economics can be found in this course list. Students interested in Competition Economics can view the relevant module description here.

Please note: The modules you choose at RUB must be different from those you will take at UEA.

Autumn semester: September – December
Spring semester: January – May

The tuition fees for UK/EU students in the academic year 2020/2021 are £8,715. Two RUB students, i.e. one student in the Master’s programme Experimental Economics and one student in the Master’s programme Industrial Economics, receive a scholarship amounting to 50% of the fees. For the other RUB students, the tuition fees are reduced by £1,500.
Living costs (accommodation, food, transport, books and social activities) are estimated at approximately £9,135 for an academic year.
There are many ways to fund study abroad. Information about funding options is available from the International Office.

The University of East Anglia offers a wide range of accommodation for postgraduate students. For more information, click here.

1. Students must first apply to the RUB, submitting the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (in English),
  • Official academic transcript (in English),
  • Bachelor’s transcript,
  • Abitur certificate,
  • English language certificate (IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all components); TOEFL IBT: (88)).

2. Once you have received your admission letter, you must then apply to UEA for a place on the MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics or MSc Industrial Economics programmes.

Application deadlines academic year 2021: 
RUB: 5 May 2021
UEA: End of July 2021

Free Mover

General Information
Important information for students who want to study at a university that is not a partner university of the RUB or the Faculty of Economics (free mover) can be found on the pages of the International Office.

Learning Agreement
If your host university requires a Learning Agreement, please contact Jan Wüstenfeld. The easiest way is to send her the Learning Agreement by e-mail. Once the document has been checked and signed, you can pick it up a few days later during visiting hours, or you can have the signed agreement sent to you by e-mail: Jan Wüstenfeld (see contact): by appointment by e-mail.

Free Mover

General Information
Important information for students who want to study at a university that is not a partner university of the RUB or the Faculty of Economics (free mover) can be found on the pages of the International Office.

Learning Agreement
If your host university requires a Learning Agreement, please contact Jan Wüstenfeld. The easiest way is to send her the Learning Agreement by e-mail. Once the document has been checked and signed, you can pick it up a few days later during visiting hours, or you can have the signed agreement sent to you by e-mail: Jan Wüstenfeld (see contact): by appointment by e-mail.

Internships and university-wide exchange programmes

In addition to our exchange opportunities at the partner universities at our faculty, you can also go abroad or spend an internship abroad through other partner universities of the Ruhr-Universität via the International Office. A list of university-wide study abroad programmes and information on the application process can be found here.

An internship abroad is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the company, to get an insight into the corporate culture of another country and to get to know the culture and language of another country. Unfortunately, we cannot support you directly in your search for an internship. However, there is the possibility of funding the internship through the Erasmus+ programme. The relevance of the internship to your field of study is important for funding. You can find more information about this on the International Office page here
If you need confirmation of the relevance of the internship for the scholarship, for example, please contact Jan Wüstenfeld.

© RUB, Kramer

Internships and university-wide exchange programmes

In addition to our exchange opportunities at the partner universities at our faculty, you can also go abroad or spend an internship abroad through other partner universities of the Ruhr-Universität via the International Office. A list of university-wide study abroad programmes and information on the application process can be found here.

An internship abroad is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the company, to get an insight into the corporate culture of another country and to get to know the culture and language of another country. Unfortunately, we cannot support you directly in your search for an internship. However, there is the possibility of funding the internship through the Erasmus+ programme. The relevance of the internship to your field of study is important for funding. You can find more information about this on the International Office page here
If you need confirmation of the relevance of the internship for the scholarship, for example, please contact Jan Wüstenfeld.

© RUB, Kramer

Summer Schools

BISS - Summer & Spring School

Introduction
Every year in March and August, the Faculty of Business and Economics organises the Bochum International Spring/Summer School (BISS) – an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to take additional courses at the end of the semester.

As an international spring and summer school, we are proud to host lecturers from various countries such as the USA, China and Turkey. We constantly strive to offer a balanced mix of courses in both management and economics. The guest lecturers offer courses that they normally teach at their own universities, such as business ethics, financial modelling or population economics, thus enriching the courses offered at our faculty. Each course is credited with 5 ECTS.

Besides the academic aspect, the BISS is a fantastic opportunity for you to improve your language skills, as all courses are taught in English. The number of participants is limited to 30 per course to create an intensive learning environment and allow for in-depth discussions.

Courses
The next BISS spring school will take place from March 07 to March 11, 2022.

 

The most up-to-date information can be found in the Moodle course “BISS”.

 

In March 2022, BISS offers the following 4 courses:

Date
Course
Lecturer
March 7-11
Data Science
Paola Cerchiello, University of Pavia
March 7-11
Agent Based Modelling with Applications in Economics
Marcin Czupryna, Crakow University
March 7-11
Innovative Ventures, Enterprises and Clusters
Timo Mitze, University of Southern Denmark
March 7-11
Behavioral Economics
Anders Poulsen, University of East Anglia

Summer School at the Tongji University, China (B.Sc. & M.Sc.)

© Martin Seidler

RUB students studying the Bachelor’s degree programme “Management and Economics” or the Master’s degree programmes “Management”, “Management and Economics” and “Economics” at the Faculty of Business and Economics can participate in the Summer School of the Sino-German Graduate School CDHK of Tongji University in Shanghai, one of the most renowned universities in China.

The Summer School is organised by the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) (contact: Dr Sigrun Abels).
Up to 30 students from the Tongji partner universities (TU Berlin, TU Darmstadt, TU Munich and RUB) can participate in the programme.
The Summer School takes place regularly over a period of three weeks (end of August to mid-September). In the summer semester 2021, the Summer School will take place at the beginning of September, if the corona situation allows (from 06.09.2021 to 24.09.2021).
Focal points of the Summer School are: Chinese society, economy, politics, law and culture. All lectures will be held in German. The courses are also accompanied by a cultural programme and excursions to various companies.
Further information on the Summer School programme can be found here.

A certificate will be issued after successful participation and completion of the course. Students in the Bachelor’s programme at the RUB Faculty of Business Administration and Economics can acquire 5 ECTS credits through successful participation in the Summer School, which will be credited to the Chair of International Accounting.

Information on the application procedure can be found on the TU Berlin website. The application deadline for the Summer School in 2021 is 15 May 2021. Applications are possible from 1 March 2021 to 15 May 2021.

The costs for the programme (including travel and accommodation) will amount to approximately 2,640€.
The costs for the Summer School are to be financed by the students themselves.

Summer Schools

BISS - Summer & Spring School

Introduction
Every year in March and August, the Faculty of Business and Economics organises the Bochum International Spring/Summer School (BISS) – an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to take additional courses at the end of the semester.

As an international spring and summer school, we are proud to host lecturers from various countries such as the USA, China and Turkey. We constantly strive to offer a balanced mix of courses in both management and economics. The guest lecturers offer courses that they normally teach at their own universities, such as business ethics, financial modelling or population economics, thus enriching the courses offered at our faculty. Each course is credited with 5 ECTS.

Besides the academic aspect, the BISS is a fantastic opportunity for you to improve your language skills, as all courses are taught in English. The number of participants is limited to 30 per course to create an intensive learning environment and allow for in-depth discussions.

Courses
Information regarding the BISS Summer School this year will follow. 
The most up-to-date information can be found in the Moodle course “BISS”.

In March 2021, BISS offered the following 4 courses:

Date
Course
Lecturer
March 1-19
Behavioral Economics
Anders Poulsen, University of East Anglia
March 1-19
Empirics of Innovation and Business Clusters
Timo Mitze, University of Southern Denmark
March 4-19
Organizational Behavior
Tomas Farchi, Saïd Business School University of Oxford
March 4-19
Agent-based Models for Economics and Finance
Marcin Czupryna, Krakow University

Summer School at the Tongji University, China (B.Sc. & M.Sc.)

© Martin Seidler

RUB students studying the Bachelor’s degree programme “Management and Economics” or the Master’s degree programmes “Management”, “Management and Economics” and “Economics” at the Faculty of Business and Economics can participate in the Summer School of the Sino-German Graduate School CDHK of Tongji University in Shanghai, one of the most renowned universities in China.

The Summer School is organised by the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) (contact: Dr Sigrun Abels).
Up to 30 students from the Tongji partner universities (TU Berlin, TU Darmstadt, TU Munich and RUB) can participate in the programme.
The Summer School takes place regularly over a period of three weeks (end of August to mid-September). In the summer semester 2021, the Summer School will take place at the beginning of September, if the corona situation allows (from 06.09.2021 to 24.09.2021).
Focal points of the Summer School are: Chinese society, economy, politics, law and culture. All lectures will be held in German. The courses are also accompanied by a cultural programme and excursions to various companies.
Further information on the Summer School programme can be found here.

A certificate will be issued after successful participation and completion of the course. Students in the Bachelor’s programme at the RUB Faculty of Business Administration and Economics can acquire 5 ECTS credits through successful participation in the Summer School, which will be credited to the Chair of International Accounting.

Information on the application procedure can be found on the TU Berlin website. The application deadline for the Summer School in 2021 is 15 May 2021. Applications are possible from 1 March 2021 to 15 May 2021.

The costs for the programme (including travel and accommodation) will amount to approximately 2,640€.
The costs for the Summer School are to be financed by the students themselves.

Research stays/ Sponsorship opportunities for doctoral students and lecturers

Are you a doctoral student who is thinking about going abroad for a research stay? You can get funding for this, for example, through the RUB Research School. Funding is available for research stays, but also for participation in conferences, summer schools or workshops. You can find more information about the possibilities and requirements on the Research School page here.

In addition to the RUB Research School, you can also apply for funding for a lectureship at some of our partner universities via the Erasmus+ programme.

Doctoral students also have the opportunity to do an exchange within the framework of the ERASMUS+ programme. This applies to the following partner universities of the Faculty of Business and Economics:

Bulgaria
Burgas Free University [Bulgarski Swoboden Uniwersitet], Burgas

Finland
LUT University [Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto], Lappeenranta

France
University Lorraine [Université de Lorraine], Nancy

Iceland
University of Akureyri [Háskólinn á Akureyri], Akureyri 

Italy
University Neapel Parthenope [Università degli studi di Napoli Partenope], Neapel
University Chieti-Pescara “Gabriele d’Annunzio” [Universitá degli studi “G. d’ Annunzio”], Chieti

Croatia
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University [Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku], Osijek 
Juraj Dobrila University Pula [Sveučilište Jurja Dobrile u Puli], Pula
University Rijeka [Sveučilište u Rijeci], Rijeka

Portugal
University Évora [Universidade de Évora], Evora
University Minho [Universidade do Minho], Braga/Guimarães

Romania
Bucharest University of Economic Studies [Academia de Studii Economice din București], Bukarest 

Slovakia
Comenius-University Bratislava [Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave], Bratislava 
Technical University Košice [Technická univerzita v Košiciach], Košice

Czech Republic
Technical University Brünn [Vysoké učení technické v Brně], Brünn
University of South Bohemia [Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích], Budweis
Technical University Ostrava [Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava], Ostrava

Turkey
Bogaziçi University Istanbul [Boğaziçi Üniversitesi], Istanbul

Hungary
University Debrecen [Debreceni Egyetem], Debrecen
University Szeged [Szegedi Tudományegyetem], Szeged

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Johanna Meier at wiwi-erasmus-outgoings@rub.de

The ERASMUS+ programme also supports visiting lecturers (mobility for teaching purposes) at partner universities. Funding is available for professors and lecturers with a contractual relationship to the RUB, lecturers without an endowment, teaching assistants with contracts for work, emeritus professors and retired lecturers, research assistants and company staff. 
Depending on the agreement, the teaching stays last between two days and two months; the teaching load is at least eight hours per stay or per week or part thereof.

Teaching exchanges are possible at the following partner universities of the Faculty of Business and Economics:

Bulgaria
Burgas Free University [Bulgarski Swoboden Uniwersitet], Burgas [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University of national and world economcy [Universitet za nacionalno i svetovno stopanstvo], Sofia [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Denmark
University of Southern Denmark [Syddansk Universitet], Odense  [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Finland
LUT University [Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto], Lappeenranta [2×10 days; min. 8 hours]

Greece
University Ioannina [Panepistimio Ioanninon], Ioannina [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Iceland
University of Akureyri [Háskólinn á Akureyri], Akureyri  [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Italy
University Neapel Parthenope [Università degli studi di Napoli Partenope], Neapel [2×10 days; min. 8 hours]
University Chieti-Pescara “Gabriele d’Annunzio” [Universitá degli studi “G. d’ Annunzio”], Chieti [1×6 days; min. 8 hours]
University Padua [Universitá degli studi di Padova], Padua [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Udine [Università degli studi di Udine], Udine [1×7 days; min. 8 hours]

Croatia
University Nord [Sveučilište Sjever], Kopreinitz [2×7 days; min. 8 hours]
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University [Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku], Osijek  [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
Juraj Dobrila University Pula [Sveučilište Jurja Dobrile u Puli], Pula [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Rijeka [Sveučilište u Rijeci], Rijeka [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Split [Sveučilište u Splitu], Split [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Norway
NHH
[Norges Handelshøskole], Bergen [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Poland
Kraków University of Economics [Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie], Krakau [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
Technical University Opole [Politechnika Opolska], Opole [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University of Economics Posen [Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu], Posen [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Portugal
University Coimbra [Universidade de Coimbra], Coimbra [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Évora [Universidade de Évora], Evora [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Minho [Universidade do Minho], Braga/Guimarães [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Romania
Bucharest University of Economic Studies [Academia de Studii Economice din București], Bukarest  [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Sweden
University Göteborg [Göteborgs universitet], Göteborg [1×14 days; min. 8 hours]

Switzerland
University Bern [Universität Bern], Bern [1×2-60 days; min. 8 hours]
University Neuenburg [Université de Neuchâtel], Neuenburg [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Slovakia
Comenius-Universitäy Bratislava [Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave], Bratislava  [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
Technical University Košice [Technická univerzita v Košiciach], Košice [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Slovenia
University Maribor [Univerza v Mariboru], Maribor [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Spain
University Jaume I [Universitat Jaume I], Castellón de la Plana [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Oviedo [Universidad de Oviedo], Oviedo [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University of the Balearic Islands [Universitat de les Illes Balears], Palma [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University La Laguna [Universidad de la Laguna], San Cristóbal de La Laguna [1×7 days; min. 8 hours]

Czech Republic
Technical University Brünn [Vysoké učení technické v Brně], Brünn [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University of South Bohemia [Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích], Budweis [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
Technical University Ostrava [Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava], Ostrava [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Turkey
Bogaziçi University Istanbul [Boğaziçi Üniversitesi], Istanbul [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Hungary
Eötvös-Loránd-University Budapest [Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem], Budapest [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Debrecen [Debreceni Egyetem], Debrecen [1×5 days; min. 8 hours] 
University Szeged [Szegedi Tudományegyetem], Szeged [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Cyprus
University of Cyprus [Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου / Kıbrıs Üniversitesi], Nikosia [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Johanna Meier at wiwi-erasmus-outgoings@rub.de

Research stays/ Sponsorship opportunities for doctoral students and lecturers

Are you a doctoral student who is thinking about going abroad for a research stay? You can get funding for this, for example, through the RUB Research School. Funding is available for research stays, but also for participation in conferences, summer schools or workshops. You can find more information about the possibilities and requirements on the Research School page here.

In addition to the RUB Research School, you can also apply for funding for a lectureship at some of our partner universities via the Erasmus+ programme.

Doctoral students also have the opportunity to do an exchange within the framework of the ERASMUS+ programme. This applies to the following partner universities of the Faculty of Business and Economics:

Bulgaria
Burgas Free University [Bulgarski Swoboden Uniwersitet], Burgas

Finland
LUT University [Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto], Lappeenranta

France
University Lorraine [Université de Lorraine], Nancy

Iceland
University of Akureyri [Háskólinn á Akureyri], Akureyri 

Italy
University Neapel Parthenope [Università degli studi di Napoli Partenope], Neapel
University Chieti-Pescara “Gabriele d’Annunzio” [Universitá degli studi “G. d’ Annunzio”], Chieti

Croatia
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University [Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku], Osijek 
Juraj Dobrila University Pula [Sveučilište Jurja Dobrile u Puli], Pula
University Rijeka [Sveučilište u Rijeci], Rijeka

Portugal
University Évora [Universidade de Évora], Evora
University Minho [Universidade do Minho], Braga/Guimarães

Romania
Bucharest University of Economic Studies [Academia de Studii Economice din București], Bukarest 

Slovakia
Comenius-University Bratislava [Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave], Bratislava 
Technical University Košice [Technická univerzita v Košiciach], Košice

Czech Republic
Technical University Brünn [Vysoké učení technické v Brně], Brünn
University of South Bohemia [Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích], Budweis
Technical University Ostrava [Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava], Ostrava

Turkey
Bogaziçi University Istanbul [Boğaziçi Üniversitesi], Istanbul

Hungary
University Debrecen [Debreceni Egyetem], Debrecen
University Szeged [Szegedi Tudományegyetem], Szeged

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Johanna Meier at wiwi-erasmus-outgoings@rub.de

The ERASMUS+ programme also supports visiting lecturers (mobility for teaching purposes) at partner universities. Funding is available for professors and lecturers with a contractual relationship to the RUB, lecturers without an endowment, teaching assistants with contracts for work, emeritus professors and retired lecturers, research assistants and company staff. 
Depending on the agreement, the teaching stays last between two days and two months; the teaching load is at least eight hours per stay or per week or part thereof.

Teaching exchanges are possible at the following partner universities of the Faculty of Business and Economics:

Bulgaria
Burgas Free University [Bulgarski Swoboden Uniwersitet], Burgas [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University of national and world economcy [Universitet za nacionalno i svetovno stopanstvo], Sofia [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Denmark
University of Southern Denmark [Syddansk Universitet], Odense  [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Finland
LUT University [Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto], Lappeenranta [2×10 days; min. 8 hours]

Greece
University Ioannina [Panepistimio Ioanninon], Ioannina [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Iceland
University of Akureyri [Háskólinn á Akureyri], Akureyri  [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Italy
University Neapel Parthenope [Università degli studi di Napoli Partenope], Neapel [2×10 days; min. 8 hours]
University Chieti-Pescara “Gabriele d’Annunzio” [Universitá degli studi “G. d’ Annunzio”], Chieti [1×6 days; min. 8 hours]
University Padua [Universitá degli studi di Padova], Padua [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Udine [Università degli studi di Udine], Udine [1×7 days; min. 8 hours]

Croatia
University Nord [Sveučilište Sjever], Kopreinitz [2×7 days; min. 8 hours]
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University [Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku], Osijek  [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
Juraj Dobrila University Pula [Sveučilište Jurja Dobrile u Puli], Pula [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Rijeka [Sveučilište u Rijeci], Rijeka [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Split [Sveučilište u Splitu], Split [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Norway
NHH
[Norges Handelshøskole], Bergen [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Poland
Kraków University of Economics [Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie], Krakau [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
Technical University Opole [Politechnika Opolska], Opole [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University of Economics Posen [Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu], Posen [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Portugal
University Coimbra [Universidade de Coimbra], Coimbra [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Évora [Universidade de Évora], Evora [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Minho [Universidade do Minho], Braga/Guimarães [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Romania
Bucharest University of Economic Studies [Academia de Studii Economice din București], Bukarest  [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Sweden
University Göteborg [Göteborgs universitet], Göteborg [1×14 days; min. 8 hours]

Switzerland
University Bern [Universität Bern], Bern [1×2-60 days; min. 8 hours]
University Neuenburg [Université de Neuchâtel], Neuenburg [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Slovakia
Comenius-Universitäy Bratislava [Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave], Bratislava  [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
Technical University Košice [Technická univerzita v Košiciach], Košice [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Slovenia
University Maribor [Univerza v Mariboru], Maribor [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Spain
University Jaume I [Universitat Jaume I], Castellón de la Plana [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Oviedo [Universidad de Oviedo], Oviedo [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University of the Balearic Islands [Universitat de les Illes Balears], Palma [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University La Laguna [Universidad de la Laguna], San Cristóbal de La Laguna [1×7 days; min. 8 hours]

Czech Republic
Technical University Brünn [Vysoké učení technické v Brně], Brünn [2×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University of South Bohemia [Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích], Budweis [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
Technical University Ostrava [Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava], Ostrava [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Turkey
Bogaziçi University Istanbul [Boğaziçi Üniversitesi], Istanbul [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Hungary
Eötvös-Loránd-University Budapest [Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem], Budapest [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]
University Debrecen [Debreceni Egyetem], Debrecen [1×5 days; min. 8 hours] 
University Szeged [Szegedi Tudományegyetem], Szeged [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

Cyprus
University of Cyprus [Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου / Kıbrıs Üniversitesi], Nikosia [1×5 days; min. 8 hours]

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Johanna Meier at wiwi-erasmus-outgoings@rub.de

UNIC European University

RUB is part of the international university consortium UNIC – European University of Post-Industrial Cities. It is an association of eight universities dedicated to promoting student mobility and social integration.
In addition to RUB, UNIC includes universities from Bilbao, Cork, Istanbul, Liège, Oulu, Rotterdam and Zagreb.

All universities offer virtual teaching and learning opportunities that can also be attended by students and teachers from other universities. These are, for example, spring and summer schools, but specially designated courses can also be taken in the normal semester cycle. This offer is thus an ideal opportunity to gain experience in an international context from home.

Further information can be found here:

Course Outline

Course Outline

UNIC European University

RUB is part of the international university consortium UNIC – European University of Post-Industrial Cities. It is an association of eight universities dedicated to promoting student mobility and social integration.
In addition to RUB, UNIC includes universities from Bilbao, Cork, Istanbul, Liège, Oulu, Rotterdam and Zagreb.

All universities offer virtual teaching and learning opportunities that can also be attended by students and teachers from other universities. These are, for example, spring and summer schools, but specially designated courses can also be taken in the normal semester cycle. This offer is thus an ideal opportunity to gain experience in an international context from home.

Further information can be found here:

Overview deadlines

Program
Period
Deadline
ERASMUS Outgoings
for the entire academic year 2022-23 (WiSe 2022-23 and SoSe 2023)
Regular application: November 30, 2021
Worldwide programmes
– Wollongong University (B.Sc.)
Austral. Autumn Semester 2021
Austral. Spring Semester 2022
October 7, 2021
February 2, 2022
– Higher School of Economics (B.Sc. & M.Sc.)
Autumn semester 2021
Spring semester 2022
March 31, 2021
October 7, 2021
– PHBS (M.Sc.)
Autumn semester 2021
Spring semester 2021
No application possible due to Corona
07 October 2021
– New School of Social Research (M.S.c)
Autumn semester 2021
Spring semester 2022
March 31, 2021
October 7, 2021
-Tongji University (M.Sc.)
Autumn semester 2021
Autumn semester 2021/2022
Tba
Tba
-Double Master University of East Anglia
RUB
UEA
May 5, 2021
End of July 2021
Summer Schools
– BISS
Spring 2022:
Summer 2022:
November 21, 2021
Tba
– Tongji University
Summer semester 2021
May 15, 2021

Crediting and recognition of credits earned abroad

In general, there are two different types of credit recognition:

  1. If you take a module at a foreign university that is equivalent to one of the modules offered at our faculty in terms of content and requirements, you can have it credited as the corresponding RUB module. You must obtain approval for the credit from the chair that teaches the module at our faculty.
  2. If you take an economics module at the foreign university for which there is no equivalent module at RUB in terms of content and requirements, you can have it credited as a so-called “dummy” module (“(Advanced) Applied Management/Economics”). In this case, the credit will also be awarded by a chair that offers courses with similar content.

Remember that you must obtain credit confirmations for all courses you wish to take at your host university before your stay abroad. If you would like to take additional modules during your stay at the host university, you must also obtain the relevant credits for these.  
After your stay abroad, you can submit the Transcript of Records issued by the host university together with the credit transfer forms to the examination office of the Faculty of Business and Economics in order to have the modules recognised. 
Please also note that the examination regulations of the Faculty of Business and Economics stipulate that you must complete at least 60% of the total ECTS for your degree at RUB. There are exceptions to this only for double master’s programmes.

Overview deadlines

Program
Period
Deadline
ERASMUS Outgoings
for the entire academic year 2021-22 (WiSe 2021-22 and SoSe 2022)
Regular application: 30 November 2020 Move-up procedure: 14 May 2021
Worldwide programmes
– Wollongong University (B.Sc.)
Austral. Autumn Semester 2021
Austral. Spring Semester 2022
October 7, 2021
February 2, 2022
– Higher School of Economics (B.Sc. & M.Sc.)
Autumn semester 2021
Spring semester 2022
March 31, 2021
October 7, 2021
– PHBS (M.Sc.)
Autumn semester 2021
Spring semester 2021
No application possible due to Corona
07 October 2021
– New School of Social Research (M.S.c)
Autumn semester 2021
Spring semester 2022
March 31, 2021
October 7, 2021
-Tongji University (M.Sc.)
Autumn semester 2021
Autumn semester 2021/2022
Tba
Tba
-Double Master University of East Anglia
RUB
UEA
May 5, 2021
End of July 2021
Summer Schools
– BISS
Spring:
Summer:
Tba
Tba
– Tongji University
Summer semester 2021
May 15, 2021

Crediting and recognition of credits earned abroad

In general, there are two different types of credit recognition:

  1. If you take a module at a foreign university that is equivalent to one of the modules offered at our faculty in terms of content and requirements, you can have it credited as the corresponding RUB module. You must obtain approval for the credit from the chair that teaches the module at our faculty.
  2. If you take an economics module at the foreign university for which there is no equivalent module at RUB in terms of content and requirements, you can have it credited as a so-called “dummy” module (“(Advanced) Applied Management/Economics”). In this case, the credit will also be awarded by a chair that offers courses with similar content.

Remember that you must obtain credit confirmations for all courses you wish to take at your host university before your stay abroad. If you would like to take additional modules during your stay at the host university, you must also obtain the relevant credits for these.  
After your stay abroad, you can submit the Transcript of Records issued by the host university together with the credit transfer forms to the examination office of the Faculty of Business and Economics in order to have the modules recognised. 
Please also note that the examination regulations of the Faculty of Business and Economics stipulate that you must complete at least 60% of the total ECTS for your degree at RUB. There are exceptions to this only for double master’s programmes.

Contact

Summer School

Worldwide Exchanges

Double­master­programme

Research stays/
Funding opport­unities for doctoral students & lecturers

ERASMUS

Summer School

Worldwide Exchanges

Double­master­programme

Research stays/
Funding opport­unities for doctoral students & lecturers

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