Our academic education emphasizes a practical approach of training. If you are enrolled in one of the Ruhr Universities, you can take courses at all three universities and be part of our growing academic community. Since our institutions are closely connected to communities and businesses in the region and in neighboring countries, you will have access to opportunities throughout Europe.


Graduate Programs

There are some 180 master‘s degree programs, many of them offered in English, in engineering and science, as well as in the social sciences and humanities. Working closely with our internationally renowned faculty, students earn a degree that is highly respected by employers around the world. The UA Ruhr universities do not charge tuition fees. Students pay a low semester fee that includes a semester pass for public transportation throughout the entire state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

For a comprehensive list of all graduate programs, please click here.

Summer Schools and Short Term Exchange Programs

The University of Duisburg-Essen offers various summer school programs. These courses are a combination of German Language Studies and a Cultural Immersion Program. The Institute of Economics offers the Ruhr Graduate Summer Schools in Economics. Please click here form further information. The Institute of Sociology (IfS) offers a Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School from June 12 to July 7, 2023. Apply by March 31, 2023. Please click here for further information. Brochure download (622 KB).

TU Dortmund University offers an International Summer Program (ISP). Within the International Summer Program you can choose between three tracks: Engineering, German and European Studies and Entrepreneurship.

Ruhr University Bochum offers the following summer school programs:

  • BiSS International Summer School for undergraduate and graduate students in economics and related fields
  • Summer School Solvation Science International Summer school for Master and PhD student


Internships, Research Visits, Semester Exchange Programs

In addition to the options above there are a lot of individual opportunities, too.
Feel free to contact us on office[at]! We are happy to help you with your individual questions.