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Apart from this application, the candidates have to do a normal online-application to CSC. In this application to CSC, they should clearly state that they plan their doctoral studies at the Ruhr University Bochum. Application procedure and deadlines are described below in the application roadmap.
October 1st 2021: Opening of calls to apply for PhD projects at the Ruhr University. Projects for the next round of the RUB- CSC applications will be uploaded on our website. The application procedure starts now.
February 15th 2022: End of stage 1 of application procedure. We collect all applications and decide which candidates will be admitted to the Ruhr University.
End of February: Prospective doctoral students will receive an "unconditional offer letter" from their supervisors, which is in turn necessary for the candidate’s application to the CSC. We inform the prospective doctoral students about the requirements and documents necessary for the enrolment as a doctoral candidate at the respective faculty of the RUB.
Stage 2: Application to the CSC
April-May: Candidates selected by the Ruhr University in the 1st stage of application now submit online applications to the CSC. Related forms are available online at http://apply.csc.edu.cn . In this application to the CSC, the candidate should clearly state that she/he plans to do PhD studies at the Ruhr University Bochum. The CSC schedules the application deadline.
May: The Chinese jury makes a final decision after the assessment of submitted applications and publishes the list of stipend awardees by mid-June. The outcome will be sent to the applicant, as well as to the RUB.
July: Visa application and finalising the application. The CSC-approved candidate now must apply for a visa from the German authorities, and book plane tickets to Germany. This must be approved by the CSC. Afterwards, the CSC agreement must be signed and the deposit paid.
September 2022: Enrolment at the Ruhr University, start of the PhD Program.
Bochum is a city with around 370,000 inhabitants, including more than 55,000 students from the seven of the city’s universities. Its international flair means that pretty much everyone speaks English! Situated in the middle of the Ruhr area, the largest urban agglomeration in Europe, it is a mid-sized city in German terms, which offers a lot of advantages for international students. Located near the geographical centre of Europe, fascinating metropoles such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris are a mere train-ride away. Bochum has an excellent railway, airplane and autobahn connection to all destinations in Germany and Central Europe. Where once coal mining dominated, the services and education sector have long since taken over. This also means that the city has many urban forests and green zones, as well as a large lake that offer recreational resources for boating, climbing, hiking, cycling and all kinds of outdoor activities. Modern Bochum is a friendly, open-minded and green place, with a high degree of cultural diversity. We offer many opportunities for sports, recreational activities, cultural events and international happenings. For soccer fans, top Bundesliga clubs such as Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 have their home bases in the neighbourhood.
The city centre has a wonderful open air restaurant district known as the Bermuda Dreieck. The high student population in a relatively small city means that in the evenings this district is always abuzz with young people socialising. The cuisine reflects the multinational and multicultural community that resides in Bochum. Here you can find some blogs from Erasmus exchange students who came to Bochum for their studies.
There are many good reasons to choose RUB for study and research, such as excellent research and interdisciplinary learning, the services of the international office and research school, affordable accommodation, a low cost of living, no tuition fees and a long-established international community that gladly welcomes new faces.