With the project "Partner university of top-class sports", University Sport Bochum promotes those athletes who belong to a federal squad in their sport as well as athletes who are active in the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga in an Olympic team sport. Squad athletes receive additional benefits and special support measures which help to reconcile studies and top-class sport.
Since 2003, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum has been a "Partner university of top-class sports". This means that the RUB, together with its cooperation partners, has committed itself to offering various support services for studying athletes in order to make the dual career of top-class sport and studies possible.
The University Sports Department is responsible for the implementation of the support services and assumes the coordination function within the RUB. The following sponsorship services are available to studying top sportsmen and women on request:
World University Championships (WUC) and World University Games (WUG) are top international sporting events. Every year, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) alternately organizes World University Championships or World University Games.
The nomination criteria for participation are determined by the German University Sports Association (adh) in cooperation with the respective national professional association. Student top athletes can gain international competition experience at these events and are thus prepared for future participation in European and World Championships and Olympic Games.