Front Office

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


SoSe 20 current

On the page SoSe 20 current you will find in ticker format information on current changes with regard to the SoSe 20. For detailed information please refer to the respective pages.


Aktuelles aus dem ZFA

AKS Lehrpreis für Fachsprachenkonzept Englisch
10.03.2020 (Organisation)
Das ZFA Konzept für die Fachsprache Englisch für den Bachelor-Studiengang "Sales Engineering and Product Management" ist mit dem diesjährigen AKS Lehrpreis in der Kategorie Hochschulspezifische und fachbezogene Sprachlern-Konzepte ausgezeichnet worden. AKS-Preis Gute Sprachlehre an Hochschulen


current information

You are important to us! So please:
Hold on, keep your distance, keep your hands clean, stay healthy!
#flattenthecurve #stayathome


Dear students,

The SoSe 20 will also be a special semester at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, as from today's perspective it has to be held without any presence. This will entail a variety of changes that will present us and you with a number of challenges and therefore require a particularly high level of stamina, a lot of initiative and, above all, creativity. We are ready to go the distance with you and are currently working under high pressure on online courses so that you can learn languages and acquire credit points as usual at SoSe 20. The maxim of the state government also applies to us: to try to study a full semester. However, whether this is successful depends on many factors.

We will keep you informed about further developments here on the homepage. From now on you will find a link to the page "SoSe 20 current" on the top right of this page.


Summer semester 2020



The registrations in eCampus are still open. The registration period ends on 16.04.2020, 5am.

ZFA university calendar 2020 (subject to alterations)

The placement tests for the summer semester 2020 will take place online. No
registration is required.

All information about placement tests can be found on the following page placement test.

Not sure how to register? More information:

Guidance "How to register"
Infofilm "Was muss ich für die Einstufung wissen"
Infofilm "Was muss ich für die Anmeldung am ZFA wissen"
Infofilm "Was muss ich für die Kursteilnahme wissen"

You are student of another university? All information can be found on the page for participants without matriculation number.

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.