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Aktuelles aus dem ZFA

Universität ohne Grenzen
02.02.2018 (Organisation)
Das ZFA bietet aktuell im Rahmen des Projektes 'Universität ohne Grenzen' und in Zusammenarbeit mit dem International Office zwei spezifische Englischkompaktkurse für geflüchtete Studierende und Studieninteressierte an, die im akademischen Englisch ihre Kompetenzen erweitern möchten. weitere Informationen hier


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Summer semester 2018


We are currently unable to provide any information about courses in English and Spanish for the summer semester 2018. This is due to ongoing discussions between the Rector’s Office and the Academic Staff Council concerning the status of freelance teaching positions. The ZFA hopes that these issues can be resolved soon.
Find here an articel from :bszonline.
Due to the pending approval of freelance-contracts for the English and Spanish courses, the enrollment process in Campus Office cannot be opened until further notice.

Here you will find the current course catalogue for the summer semester 2018 (subject to change without notice).

Registartion via CampusOffice is possible until 12.04.2018, 11:59pm. The allocation in CampusOffice will take place on the 13.04.2018.

Here you will find instructions for the registration:
Vom Wunsch bis zur Teilnahme - English version
Vom Wunsch bis zur Teilnahme - versión español

Please read carefully the information about the prerequisite for participation. Further information about the placement test you will find on this page.

Find here further information about a Tandem partnership and how to register for it.



Here you will find our contact details, office hours and further information.

Winter semester 2017/18



Here you will find the current course catalogue for the Winter semester 2017/2018 (subject to change without notice).

Registartion via CampusOffice is still possible for the compact courses. The allocation in CampusOffice will take place one day after the registration period ends.

Here you will find instructions for the registration:

Vom Wunsch bis zur Teilnahme - English version
Vom Wunsch bis zur Teilnahme - versión español

Please read carefully the information about the prerequisite for participation.

Find here further information about a Tandem partnership and how to register for it.

The University Language Centre (ZFA)

The University Language Centre (ZFA) is the central access point for all students and members of the RUB who wish to learn a new language or improve their existing skills. We also offer professional guidance regarding the use of foreign languages in an academic or professional context.
Currently, RUB students and staff members can join skills-based group courses in 15 different languages. Alternatively, we offer tailor-made individual training sessions.

We offer:

  • An integrated course structure which complies with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFL).
  • Specific Purpose language courses created in close cooperation with the faculties to meet their needs and the needs of their students.
  • Practical, skills-based courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish.
  • An extensive guidance and coaching programme, specifically geared towards individual and self-directed learning.
  • Special tailor-made courses for RUB staff members, in cooperation with the university’s Professional Development Office, the Stabsstelle IFB.
  • Regular exchange programmes in cooperation with overseas partners, especially in the field of tandem learning.
  • A testing centre for standardised internationally recognised language examinations such as IELTS, DELE, CNaVT, DELF/DALF, SWEDEX and Tisus. We are also accredited for university specific certification systems such as UNIcert®.
  • Professional guidance for faculties, facilities and project groups across the RUB on issues related to specific training for special target groups.