International Double Degree (Outgoing Students)

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (B. Sc.)

A cooperation between Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) in Bogotá, Colombia.

Since 2020, you can obtain two Bachelor degrees in one study programme (international double degree) in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (ETIT) at RUB by completing part of your Bachelor's degree at our partner university UNAL in Bogotá.

> To the website of the Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Information for outgoing students

You are studying Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RUB and would like to spend your final year of study in Colombia as part of the Double Degree Programme:

Programme schedule

You will spend the first four semesters studying Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RUB and the last two semesters at UNAL in Bogotá. In Bochum, you will take the regular compulsory modules and prepare for your stay abroad with language courses. After the second semester, you then apply for the Double Degree Programme. If your application is successful, you will have a further two semesters in which to prepare intensively for your year abroad.

You will spend the entire 5th and 6th semesters in Bogotá, Colombia, attending lectures, participating in exciting research projects and getting to know the country and its people!

You will also write your final thesis in Colombia (in English). At the end, you will be awarded both the German and the Colombian Bachelor's certificate.

Why is a double degree interesting for me?

  • You earn two degrees in one programme (a German Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Colombian Ingeniero/-a Electrónico/a).
  • You spend a whole year abroad instead of just one semester as it is often the case with other programmes.
  • You can actively participate in Colombian research on socio-political and infrastructural challenges.
  • You will expand your language skills, which will open up many opportunities in a global market and an international research landscape.
  • Through your experiences abroad, you will develop your personality and broaden your horizons.

Course schedule

Course schedule for RUB students at UNAL

Note: Up to and including the 4th semester, you will follow the regular Bachelor ETIT programme (PO20).


The following criteria must be met at the time of application (usually after the 2nd semester - the deadline is 30 September):

  • 48 credit points achieved (out of a possible 60 in the first year of study) with an average grade of at least 68%
  • Knowledge of Spanish: Language level A2 (language level B1 if starting the stay abroad in the following year). You can take Spanish courses during the first 4 semesters at RUB.

Financing and Support

Studying abroad raises many questions about organisation and financing. Good preparation is essential to ensure that your stay abroad and your studies are a success. That's why there are a wide range of funding opportunities and counselling services available to you before and during your exchange:

  • Detailed advice on the process and planning
  • Preparatory language courses
  • Financial support in the form of scholarships and mobility lump sums (you can find out more about current availability, application and allocation in a personal discussion)
  • Contact persons both at RUB and at UNAL in Bogotá


Application and deadlines

Applications for the double degree programme are usually submitted after the 2nd semester.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Letter of application and motivation (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcript of Records
  • Language certificate (Spanish min. A2)
  • If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please also submit a letter of application (max. 2 pages)

The application deadline is 30 September each year.

We recommend that you contact the Student Advisory Service or the programme coordinator in advance if your documents are currently incomplete.


Christoph Baer

Double Degree Coordinator

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Postal Address

Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Universitätsstraße 150
Postbox ID 11
D-44801 Bochum

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