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SAE Institute Bochum
About the Campus

Bases in historical building, the distinctive former bunker "Zentralmassiv", the Bochum campus is where creatives train to become sound engineers, web developers, cross-media journalists, game artists, game programmers and filmmakers.


  • Industry standard equipped recording studios, film suites and numerous workstations in space of more than 1 200m2
  • Strong network with the media industry and numerous cooperations, including WDR, Turbine Mediagroup Münster, Tremonia Media Dortmund, Bochum Symphony Orchestra
  • As well as diplomas and bachelor’s degrees, the SAE Institute in Bochum offers the MA in Professional Media Creation, in cooperation with Folkwang University

About the Area

Opened in 2011, in the heart of Bochum, the dusty times in this region are long past. The establishment of the SAE Institute especially is a sign of the profound change going on in the city. From the "pariah nation" has grown "the Paris of the region, a real city of lights."as described by film director Leander Haussmann, former director of the Bochum Theatre. The emerging creative economy of the city and region has already firmly placed itself among the fastest growing and most exciting in Germany. 

  • The lowest rental costs of all university towns in west Germany: on average a student in Bochum pays €258 including charges. 
  • Creative centre of the future: the number of people employed in the creative industry in the Ruhr area has increased by 60 000 over the course of the structural change, and the trend is set to continue. 
  • Bermuda3eck Bochum: the largest entertainment mile in the Ruhr region, with more than 60 restaurants and bard and more than 7 000 covers. 

The strong network across the Ruhr region means that the SAE Institute in Bochum can easily be reached by public transport.

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302, 310 Haltestelle Bochumer Verein / Jahrhunderthalle (2 Min Fußweg zum Campus)


S1 Haltestelle Bochum Ehrenfeld (10 Min Fußweg zum Campus)


U35 Haltestelle Hauptbahnhof Bochum (10 Min Fußweg zum Campus)


One of the advantages of Bochum is easily the comparatively cheap rental costs and cost of living. Students in Bochum pay on averages €258 on rent including charges.

Are you looking for a flatshare? Here are some portals which may prove useful:

Would you prefer your own flat? Here is a selection of known portals: