Established in 1962, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Ruhr University Bochum) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Bochum (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia), Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 57 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.