Aerial view Ruhr-University Bochu
Building I-Row of the Ruhr-University Bochum at night

University Taster Offers

You have read enough and would rather experience the student feeling first hand? On these pages we introduce you to our taster offers. It doesn't matter if you are a bright 8th grader, just entering the the last years of high school or if your Abitur is already around the corner: Here you will find the right offer for you.

8th to 10th grade

  • Girls' and Boys' Day

Math is only for loners? Nonsense! On Girls' and Boys' Day, you will learn about mathematics as a subject of study through an exciting workshop. Brainstorming, reasoning and recognizing connections - math is much more than just calculating! And above all: Mathematical challenges are best solved in a team. (Information about the next Girls' Day and information about the next Boys' Day)

  • Internship

As an alternative to an internship in a company, you can slip into the role of a math student for two weeks. During this time, you will get to know our faculty and will be given your own small project to work on. Of course, you will be closely supervised and supported by us. Contact our Student Advisory Service!

  • Alfried-Krupp Student Lab

How likely is it to pass a multiple-choice test without studying? What does a train ride have to do with mathematics? Numerous interactive projects will take you into the world of mathematics. In exciting experiments, you will get to the bottom of mathematical phenomena and get a taste of real university air! All this you can find in our Alfried-Krupp Schülerlabor.


From senior classes

  • Open Day

The Open Day invites you to get a taste of campus life, to get to know the study programs and the faculties better, and perhaps to try out some of the activities yourself. Of course, our faculty will also participate in the varied program. In any case, bring along curiosity and lots of questions!

Can't wait to see the faculty? Click here for our online tour!

  • Hochschultage (University Days)

On the University Days you can get to know RUB with a small group, your class or even your whole grade. The program can be specially tailored to the wishes of your group. Whether general lectures or subject-specific information - afterwards you will have a good overview of studying at the RUB.

  • SchülerUni

You already have a good handle on school mathematics and are curious about more? As part of the SchülerUni, you can already take part in real mathematics lectures during high school. This way you can start studying even before you graduate and, if you like, even take exams that can be credited to you during your regular studies.

  • RUB-Guides

Are you curious about studying math and want first-hand information? At the RUB-Guides, mathematics students answer your questions, report on their everyday life at our faculty and thus offer you a very uncomplicated and informal orientation aid.

  • SummerCampus

At the SummerCampus you will get to know the RUB, its faculties and study programs through various events during the summer vacations!

  • Dr. Hans Riegel-Fachpreise (Dr. Hans Riegel Trade Prize)

Have you written your school research paper in mathematics? Then apply for the Dr. Hans Riegel Trade Prize. Particularly good papers are awarded by the RUB in cooperation with the Hans Riegel Foundation - a recommendation of your school is not necessary.


Shortly before graduating

  • Langer Abend der Studienberatung (Long evening of the Student Advisory Services)

One evening for all study programs - at the Long evening of the Student Advisory Services of course you will also find our advisors for mathematics there. In this video you get to know them already!

  • Mathematics taster lecture

You want to see what a mathematics lecture looks like before you start your studies? Then come and visit us for a lecture! School holidays are perfect for this. Contact the student advisors in advance. They will tell you when and where a suitable lecture will take place.
But we also have a digital taster lecture that you can watch right now: Taster lecture "201² + 20200² = 20201²" with Professor Reineke

  • Online courses

Got a taste for it? The cross-university beta portal ORCA.nrw offers free test and learning content for self-study, aimed primarily at students in the introductory phase of their studies. All you have to do is register. You can find a WINT test on mathematics topics relevant to your studies and digital math pre-courses there.

  • MΣΣT a Mathematician

MΣΣT a Mathematician is a project of Selvi Kara (Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama) and Padi Fuster (PhD Student, Tulane University). The website meetamathematician.com is dedicated to a collection of video interviews (English-language) in which inspiring mathematicians talk in entertaining videos about their careers, the mathematics that engages them, and explain why they chose their profession.

The mission of the project is to share the stories of mathematicians from different backgrounds. MΣΣT a Mathematician is committed to amplifying the voices of mathematicians from underrepresented groups and increasing their visibility, thus engaging in a more inclusive community of mathematicians that reflects diversity in the world.

Junge Uni - Services for school students and prospective students

The Junge Uni centrally bundles and coordinates all offers for pupils interested in studying. From projects to workshops to events, from kindergarten to high school - there is something for every interest and every age. Therefore, it is always worth taking a look at the pages of the Junge Uni.

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