Programme 2023
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International Study Programme 2023

Social Work and Health Professions in the Context of Culture and Diversity

  • Semester programme in English, designed for students from our partner universities
  • Earn up to 30 ECTS credits in a blend of semester-long seminars and compact courses
  • Exchange and connect with German and international students
  • Get insights from local practitioners and researchers as well as experts from our partner universities worldwide in an interdisciplinary setting

Programme 2023

20 March – 14 July, 2023 (including exams); slight changes are still possible.

What are the contents?
The programme is designed for students of Social Work, Health, Welfare, and Inclusion, as well as related areas.

What kind of courses?
A blend of semester-long seminars and compact courses, classroom seminars and practical workshop-courses, visits to local and regional agencies and facilities of social work and health care. Please find the detailed description of all courses in the module overview:

Attainable credits?
Students participating for one semester including exams can earn up to 30 Credit Points (ECTS). Participants completing a course without exam can get a certificate of attendance.

There are no tution fees, but there is a student contribution of approx. 330 Euros which covers student services and a public transport ticket for the whole state of North-Rhine-Westphalia.

Funding for EU students: You may apply for Erasmus+ funding via your home university if applicable.

Funding for Non-EU students: In order to give students from non-European universities the opportunity to participate in the International Study Programme, EvH RWL  is awarding the following scholarships for the programme 2023:

The International Office organises an introductory week, offers support with accommodation and administrative matters and arranges student assistants to support the students. Participants are responsible for organising their own daily life (leisure activities, meals, etc.).

Who can participate?
Applicants must have completed one year of undergraduate study, have English language skills of CEFR level B1 or better, and a home university that partners with EvH RWL.

How to apply?
Please contact your home university to be nominated for the programme. After that, please follow the application procedure for exchange students described on the following webpage:

Application deadline: 30 November 2022 (Scholarship deadline: 31 October 2022

Further information

Note on COVID-19
The ISP 2023 is planned in attendance. However, depending on the pandemic situation, there may be access restrictions to the university. It would therefore be important to have full vaccination protection (EU-approved vaccine). If you have not yet been vaccinated or have only been vaccinated with a vaccine not licensed in the EU, please contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

The university
The Evangelische Hochschule Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe, Protestant University of Applied Sciences (or EvH RWL) educates students for careers in social work, education, diaconal and nursing care professions. Currently, six bachelor and two master degree programmes are offered, of which Social Work is the largest. Founded in 1971, the university is supported by the Protestant Churches in this region and is fully accredited by the State; with ca. 2,500 students, the EvH RWL is the largest of its kind in Germany. Protestant in origin and ethos, it is an intercultural, inclusive and family-friendly university with what students value as a warm and communicative atmosphere.


The City
Once a centre for European coal mining and steel production, Bochum is now widely known as a centre for education and research, healthcare management and new technologies. With its lively cultural scene, in the heart of the Ruhr area and easy transportation links to other cities, Bochum is the perfect starting point to get to know the whole region of North-Rhine Westphalia. See also: