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Summer School German Engineering, Language & Culture

Herzlich Willkommen: Come over and get to know more about Germany

Are you thinking of coming to Germany for your studies? This is the perfect opportunity to get to know the language, learn something about German culture and taste that wonderful beer everybody is talking about.

A program of regular German classes, mixed with intercultural training and lessons in engineering will not only help you advance your later career, but provide a lot of fun for sure. You will have the chance to meet other students and learn about their projects, for example the RUB Student Race car team. We will organize a Meet & Greet with students of German engineering who founded their own companies and will share their interesting stories with you. We will help you get all the information needed, e.g. to do your Master’s degree in Bochum.

Apart from lessons we will take you on trips around the area, learn everything about the area’s fascinating history. What makes German barbecue so special? You will find out!

Who knows, maybe you will find new contacts that will turn into the most amazing international friendships?

Scholarship: We offer a DAAD scholarship for this program. Apply here.

Interested in our other Summer Schools? Find more information here.

RUB Summer School German Engineering, Language & Culture

Study – Connect – Enjoy

What is waiting for you?

Take the opportunity to dive into German culture, get to know students of Ruhr University and travel in the area. You will learn basic German language skills, benefit from our intercultural training and have the chance to build a network of interesting experts. German engineering is famous all over the world and we want to show you why. Take a tour of our laboratories and get to know our Learning Factory, where you can take part in workshops and will learn hands-on how the next big industrial revolution shapes productions plants in the whole world.

Leisure Activities include:

  • A tour of Thyssen Krupp plant
  • Summer Barbecues
  • A visit to the Botanical Gardens
  • Campus Tour

Program of the RUB Summer School German Language, Engineering & Culture

Week 1 – Cultural Training

  • History and premises of the Ruhr University
  • History of the Ruhr Area and the meaning of “Strukturwandel”
  • Intercultural Training
  • Meet & Greet with Entrepreneurs / Start-Ups
  • Research and academic work

Week 2 – German Engineering

  • Branches of engineering in Germany
  • Engineering in Action: The RUB Student Race car team
  • Energy Recovery for Electric Vehicles
  • Workshop Learning Factory: Digital Assistant Systems in Production
  • Visit to the labs of the department of Energy System Technology
  • Multiple Choice Exam

You will get to know a vast array of professors and lecturers from different strands of study, such as German, intercultural studies and, of course, engineering.

The RUB Summer School is especially interesting for undergraduates of civil engineering, but a broad range of students will benefit from a topic this relevant.

Your personal benefits of this Summer School include:

  • Know-How in one of the most relevant topics in engineering right now
  • Networking with the talents of the future
  • Experience abroad
  • Basic German Language Skills
  • Intercultural Training
  • Meeting our leading professors in engineering


Contact Us

Selina Schön, M.A.
Selina Schön, M.A.
+49 (0)234/32-21844
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“The Summer School is really perfect for me. People here are very nice! Thank you! Danke!”

“I love the historic places and the student party was also wonderful! Girls in Germany love dancing and they dance really well. What a nice country!”

“The trips were amazing, I enjoyed the visit to Cologne Cathedral the most! The architecture is so impressive!”

“The professors were very interesting and so nice. What impressed my most was the visit to the steel-plant! Gigantic!”

“Before coming to Germany, I had never seen such beautiful industrial sites. As a major in mechanical engineering, I was impressed by the greatness of the industry, while standing on the tower above the industrial park.”

“I spent a great time with lovely professors, teachers & classmates.”

“I really loved the Learning Factory, because you can experience the process od industrial production basically with your own hands.”