130 nations on campus.
Now, if that's not ingenious …

Studies are becoming increasingly more international, people from all countries and continents meet at the universities the AKAFÖ is taking care for. We provide contact, we support community, we help to understand each other. We explain Germany and the world – to you, too.

Globalization and mobility nowadays influence our daily life and thus the lives of many students. Living in an international community means the inclusion of all cultures, languages and ways of life. We have to engage ourselves with new things in order to experience this diversity which, along with the new experiences, is sure to promote an expanded view on the world.

In our work, we adhere to the idea of a Global Village and want to enable open communication while offering all students at the universities of Bochum and the surrounding area an opportunity to get to know other cultures.



In addition to the advice centres of the AKAFÖ International Affairs Department, there are many other advice centres in Bochum. We will be pleased to support you in such queries as: „Where can I find accommodation? “, „Where can I find an insurance? “, „How much money do I need to survive? “, „Am I allowed to work while studying?“ and many other.


If you need accommodation in one of our student residences, please contact our staff at the accommodation office. You can also apply online for a room in one of our 18 student halls of residences.

Hallo, Welcome, Salut, Priwet, Merhaba

Heiko Jansen

Head of Culture and International Affairs

AKAFÖ-Kulturbüro boskop
Sumperkamp 9-15
44801 Bochum
T +49 (0)234 32-11520
F +49 (0)234 32-14010
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Karolina Kubiak

Internationalisation | Intercultural Exchange Poland | Sprachcafé - Language practice meet up

AKAFÖ-Kulturbüro boskop 
Sumperkamp 9-15 
44801 Bochum 
T +49 (0)234 32-11525
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Anke Reckmann

BeComing Friends

Studierendenhaus, Raum 069
Universitätsstr. 150,
44801 Bochum
T +49 (0)234 32-27412
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Mustafa Akpinar

Home Clean Home | Study Buddy Program | Administration Max Kade Hall

Wohnheim Sumperkamp, Raum 422
Sumperkamp 9-15, 
44801 Bochum
T +49 (0)234 32-11517
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Opening hours

During our general opening hours we are happy to advise you on the spot. To avoid long waiting times we recommend that you make an appointment with us. For general inquiries you can always send us an email.

Send us a message:


10:00 ­– 13:00 pm

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