Bochum combines everything that is needed for a promising location for the future: well-qualified people, a zest for innovation and excellent research facilities. Nine universities with approximately 65,000 students, roughly 700 professors and over 3,500 lecturers ensure there is a lively scientific scene here.

On the one hand, this makes it possible to provide a large number of outstanding vocational and continuing education courses which in turn ensures the availability of highly-qualified employees right here. On the other hand, the excellent university infrastructure creates a breeding ground for brilliant results in terms of research and development, which has such a great impact on this location.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is well on the way to becoming one of the leading European universities of the 21st century. 20 faculties are home to 5,700 employees and 43,000 students from all over the world. Every year more than 100 million euros of third-party funding flows into research projects. The large number of subjects incorporating intensive research also fosters interdisciplinary research. The faculties and departments are networked well both with each other as well as on a national and international level so up and coming scientiests find the ideal conditions for intensive modern courses of study. And by the way: The funding programmes at RUB are among the very best, as is the student-friendly infrastructure!


Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg)

The new Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg) (University of Applied Sciences for Healthcare Professions) is the only state university in Germany where you can study one of the five subjects of occupational therapy, midwifery, speech and language therapy, nursing therapy and physiotherapy at university level. The students in this department, the department for applied healthcare sciences, complete their course of studies with the state-approved examination required for a professional license as well as a Bachelor or Science degree.

The Department of Community Health has developed two new degree programmes: the Health and Diversity Studies undergraduate course and the extra-occupational Community Health Care study programme.


Ev. Fachhochschule RWL

The state-approved Evangelische Fachhochschule Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe (EFH) (Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westfalia-Lippe) with its more than 2,400 students, is the largest protestant university in Germany. Important factors here include ethical reflection and developing the personality.  

The bachelor and masters courses prepare students for professions in social, educational, care and church fields. There is a special focus on practice-ortiented discourse between theology and social sciences, aesthetic education, inclusion and interculturality. The EFH RWL is well networked regionally and also cooperates on an international level with various universities. 


Hochschule Bochum

The University of Applied Sciences Bochum (Hochschule Bochum) with its 6,000 students is an internationally-oriented university for engineering and business – and the largest university of applied scence in the Central Ruhr Region. Three competence centers accommodate six technical departments which offer a total of 26 bachelor and 11 masters degree courses – including Architecture and Civil Engineering, Surveying and Geo-Computer Science, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as Business and Economics.


Bochumer EBZ Business School

The EBZ Business School in Bochum provides study courses focused on Real Estate- and Property Management. Students can obtain various degrees including a qualification as a Real Estate Economist or a master´s degree in “Real Estate Management”.

ebz-business-school.de (only available in German language)

Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola (TFH)

The Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola (TFH) (State-Approved Private University of Applied Sciences) has been teaching technical knowledge in the areas of energy and environment for 200 years. The approx. 1,500 students are provided with the opportunity to choose between attending full-time study courses or extra-occupational training – in the fields of Geo-Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Future Energies, Environment- and Energy Technologies, and Computer Science Technologies.