Team and Contact

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens
Room: GD 02.359
Tel: +49 (0)234 32-23832
Email: pellens[at]
Visting hours: by appointment

Dr. Martin Seidler
Room: GD 02.247
Tel: +49 (0)234 32-22235
Email: martin.seidler[at]
Visiting hours: by appointment

Application Deadline

  • Summer semester 2020:
    24th October 2019
  • Autumn semester 2019/2020:
    25th April 2019


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    Exchange with Tongji University (China)


    Up to ten RUB students enrolled in one of the three master’s studies programmes “Management”, “Economics” as well as “Management and Economics” are eligible to spend one semester at the Tongji University in Shanghai (China).
    Tongji University Shanghai was initially established in 1907 by a German physician named Erich Paulin as a medical school and has had a close relationship with Germany ever since. Today Tongji University offers its 50,000 students a comprehensive range of subjects and is one of the most prestigious universities in China.
    The Bochum Faculty of Management and Economics has been in cooperation with Tongji University since the early 80s and retains a particularly close tie with the Chinese-German College CDHK, a joint facility of the German Academic exchange Service and the Tongji University. The CDHK covers the academic disciplines of: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Management and Economics.
    A special feature of CDHK are the 23 endowed chairs which are funded by renowned companies. Due to these donations the CDHK study conditions have been greatly increased. Furthermore, the donators provide students with extensive industry contacts.
    In addition to the funding provided by the industry, the CDHK is also supported by funds from the Federal Foreign Office.
    The lecturers at CDHK are Chinese scholars (the majority of which have studied or completed a doctorate in Germany) and German visiting professors. The lectures are being held in German and English. The lectures of the visiting professors usually come in the form of weekly block courses. In addition to courses offered at CDHK, RUB students also have the possibility to take part in lectures held by the School of Economics and Management (SEM) of the Tongji University. These courses will be held completely in English. Please note that the focus of the courses offered at the CDHK and the SEM will be regarding Management.

    Courses offered

    If you are interested in courses offered at the CDHK, please take a look at the Tongji website. A list of courses offered at the SEM can be found here.

    Academic calendar

    Spring semester: 25th February 2019 ‒ 31st July 2019
    Autumn semester: 9th September 2019 ‒ 31st January 2020

    Costs, scholarships and funding

    RUB exchange students are exempt from the tuition fees of the Tongji University. In order to finance your living expenses (estimated to be between 350€ and 500€), there are various helpful scholarship programmes at your disposal.
    Further information regarding funding opportunities are provided by the International Office.
    For students interested in doing an exchange with Tongji University, the PROMOS programme (a scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service) might be of special interest and can be found here.


    Information about student accommodation can be found here.


    Interested students are asked to submit their application to Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens and/or Dr. Martin Seidler. The following documents are required:

    • Personal statement
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Official academic transcript
    • Bachelor certificate
    • High-school leaving certificate
    • Experience abroad