Support to Help You Begin with Your Studies

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Support for International Students Starting Their Studies

Are you a first-year international student beginning a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Bonn? The International Office offers a variety of programs under its “Lead-in Studies at the University of Bonn – Support and Integration (LISSI)” project to help you during the initial phase of your studies.

About the Project

Many first-year international students face challenges when beginning their studies. The “LISSI” project offers events that help you learn a structured approach to planning and carrying out your studies during this initial phase. These include specialized language courses, workshops on organizing your studies and talks on topics such as labor law and residence law.

To make this initial period easier, international bachelor’s students in the 1st and 2nd semesters of their programs can participate in online events, specialized language courses and activities to help with integration. The project is also aimed at University departmental and administrative employees and students in higher semesters who provide advice and support for first-year international students.

Topic Areas

The project to help students begin their studies offers the following events:

  • Talks and workshops on organizing and planning your studies
  • Workshops on German residency
  • Specialized language courses
  • Talks and workshops for employees and students who provide advice and support for first-year international students

Events for International Bachelor's Students

The project offers a variety of events, such as talks, workshops and specialized language courses, to help international bachelor’s students during the initial stage of their studies. These are aimed at international bachelor’s students in the 1st and 2nd semesters of their programs.

Study Organization and Planning

International students beginning their studies face many challenges and much that is new. A talk is held to inform them of general regulations and deadlines needed to successfully complete their program of studies.

Two workshops that provide tools for self-organization and self-expression are offered to help meet the demands of a new learning situation at a university that require a high degree of independence.

Planned events:

  • Study organization and the legal framework (talk)
  • Being proactive: How to organize yourself for your studies (workshop)
  • Presenting and expressing yourself in talks and presentations (workshop)

Your Stay in Germany

People who come to Germany should take advantage of the opportunity to get to know how people live and think here. We present organizations and activities that can bring you into contact with other students and people involved.

Planned workshops:

  • Residence law for international students
  • Financing your studies and working in Germany
  • Opportunities for networking and integration

Specialized Language Courses

Specialized language courses are offered in three academic areas for improving German language skills.

Planned specialized language courses:

  • Specialized language course for students in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Faculty of Agriculture
  • Specialized language course for students in the Faculty of Arts and in academic disciplines with ecclesiastical examinations
  • Specialized language course for students in the Faculty of Law and Economics

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Events for Employees and Students

The number of international students at the University of Bonn has increased in the last ten years. As part of the project, we would like to invite University departmental and administrative employees who advise first-year international students to participate in an information exchange.

Planned events:

  • Exchange of information and needs
  • Online workshop for (new) University departmental and administrative employees who want to learn about the specific requirements for first-year international students
  • Online workshops for University of Bonn students, student advisors and mentees

Contact

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Michael R. Becker

Support for First Semester Students

1.004

Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-4407

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Carina L. Rong

Support for First Semester Students

3.001

Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-7414


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“Lead-in Studies at the University of Bonn – Support and Integration (LISSI)” is being funded by DAAD with funds from the Foreign Office.

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