AStA Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Information for International Students

Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss or AStA (English: General Students' Committee), which is elected by the Student Parliament (StuPa), is the acting executive board and the external representing agency of the student body at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. It implements decisions of the StuPa and administers the running business and budget.

The AStA is divided into different departments, each of whom focuses on its respective tasks. The Department for Services and Public Relations is your first contact point for general questions. Currently, the AStA consists of these departments:

The AStA also includes Autonomous Departments representing minorities, which are elected by the members of their peer groups: foreigners, people with disabilitieswomen, lesbians and gays.

In addition to the departments, there are several enterprises and counselling offices to help provide you the most pleasant everyday life at the university.

(All of the counselling services are free of charge.)