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If you have some questions about affairs, like financing your studies, job matters or anything else, just come to my office hours. Or send me an e-mail to me:

The AStA social advice is the first point of contact for every student who has questions about study financing and other social matters.

Office hours:

Mondays: 11:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 02:00 p.m.

From 29th January 2024 until 08th March 2024 you can apply semester contribution adoption for the summersemester 2024. Further Information and application forms can be found the following page.

Otherwise, the social Advice offers the following services for RUB-students: 

Laptop loan: 

It’s possible to borrow a laptop for a semester. The application forms and further Information can be found by this Link.

Scholarship for student (single) parents:

Student parents who are in the final phase of their studies can be submit an application for a scholarship to the social advice. The scholarships are awarded by the association “Spielraum e.V.”, so that the social advice doesn’t decide on the approval. 

The application link:

Scholarship for foreign Students:

Aid fund for foreign students:

In addition, the social advice is the acceptance point for applications to the association “Help for foreign students in Bochum eV”. 

The application forms and further Information can be found by this Link.

Mensa Coins:

Students in need can also apply for Mensa Coins in order to get a warm lunch in the Mensa. In order to receive the Mensa Coins, a prior application to the social advice is required. The following documents are required:

·  Current certificate of study

·  Complete statements of all bank accounts for the last three months. 

·  The sales overview is also accepted for the current month.

If the application has been approved, students only have to pay a small fee (max. 5 €) to receive the Mensa Coins.

Semester contribution:

RUB students who are unable to pay the semester contribution to re-register can apply for the contribution to be paid.

There are special application phases and extra opening times for the summer and winter semesters. These are specifically announced on the AStA’s homepage. Further information and the applications – forms can be found the following side.

Student parents who register at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and who have to cover themselves financially at the beginning of their studies can apply for semester contributions. Please sent an e-mail to

Advice and applications can be carried out in German or in English. The social advice is located on the ground floor of the student house.

Please note the following:
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Antje Westhues
Studierendenhaus SH 018
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Phone: 0234/ 32 23 05 0