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Professional School of International Education

About PiStE

In PiStE, the PSE finances students in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) programme to spend three months abroad at a partner university. In the spirit of research-based learning, the students pursue their own research projects, which deals with heterogeneity and multilingualism in schools. In addition to a suitable university programme, the stays abroad are also enriched through school observations, where students will be able to gather their own tentative teaching experiences. Students are supervised by lecturers on-site as well as RUB lecturers; the study achievements can be credited at the RUB within the regulations of the M.Ed. degree.

The stays abroad are scheduled in such a way that they overlap as little as possible with lecture periods at the RUB. The exchange phases in the winter and summer semesters are as follows:

  • Winter semester: stay at the partner university from January to March
  • Summer semester: stay at the partner university from August to Oktober
Scholarship holders will then take part in preparatory events in the winter semester of 2023/2024 and start the exchange from January 2024. From April 2024 onwards, students from the partner universities will visit RUB for four months.

A student conference at the end of the semester offers all participants the opportunity to present their research projects to the public.

Professional School
of Education

Project Lead:
Prof. Dr. Björn Rothstein
Prof. Dr. Judith Visser
Dr. Marie Vanderbeke
Dr. Henning Feldmann

Project Coordination and Contact:
Katherine Maihöfer M.A.
Irem-Nur Yaman
Tel.: +49 (0)234 32-19170

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
Gebäude GB 5/147
D-44780 Bochum