Study in English

International Classroom Bonn

Can I study at the University of Bonn even if I don’t speak perfect German yet? Is it possible to take some classes that are taught in English in order to improve my English skills? To accommodate these wishes, the University of Bonn has developed a supplementary English-language course offering that enables even more international students to do an exchange semester at the University of Bonn while expanding the offering of classes taught in English for its own students.

These interdisciplinary English-language courses for bachelor’s students are offered as part of the University of Bonn’s International Classroom Bonn seminar series, which is designed to promote interaction between University of Bonn students and exchange students visiting the institution.

Are International Classroom Bonn courses right for me?

  • All students enrolled at the University of Bonn are eligible to take these classes; no special prior knowledge in a given subject is required.
  • The respective course instructors decide regarding student admission to the courses they teach. An English competency level of B2 per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is recommended. Proof of competency level does not have to be provided.
  • The seminar series is designed for both University of Bonn students who are enrolled in a degree program and for international exchange students.

Courses offering

The current International Classroom Bonn course offering and other English-language courses available for all students can be found in BASIS, the electronic course catalogue of the University of Bonn.

The course catalogue for the next upcoming semester is published approximately two weeks prior to the end of the lecture period of the current semester. Some courses are added to the offering shortly before the start of the new semester. Check BASIS regularly so as not to miss any new courses added to the offering.

We also offer in-semester German language courses for international students enrolled at the University of Bonn, doctoral students, visiting academics and University staff members at levels from A1.1 to B2.2.

Funding for external lectureships as part of International Classroom Bonn

All University faculties are invited to submit applications for funding of external lectureships within the seminar series framework. For further relevant information visit the Service Portal.


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Dr. Manuela Meraner

International Classroom Bonn


Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

Office Hours

  • by appointment

Also see

Main page International Students

All offers for international students at a glance.

Visiting and Exchange Students

All programs for short-term stays such as Erasmus+ and Global Exchange Program.

Campus International

The Campus International program seeks to promote greater intercultural exchange at the University of Bonn.

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