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Welcome Days at the University of Bonn

With the Welcome Days we would like to welcome all new students and doctoral students from abroad to Bonn and facilitate a successful start of their studies. You will find all important information on this page.

What are the Welcome Days?

The Welcome Days are an opportunity for new students and doctoral students from abroad to gather information on the most important issues, such as enrollment, registration with the local authorities, and opening a bank account. Getting to know fellow international and German students and doctoral students during recreational activities is another benefit of the Welcome Days.

You will find information about events offered, how to participate and everything else there is to know.

When do the Welcome Days take place and who can participate?

The Welcome Days take place before arrival, during the Intensive German Courses Before Starting the Semester and at the beginning of each semester.

The program is open for all new University of Bonn students from abroad – whether they are here as exchange students, to obtain a degree or to do their doctorate.

What’s in the Welcome Days for me?

  • Support with formalities (e.g. enrollment, registration with local authorities or health insurance, opening a bank account)
  • Getting to know the University and city of Bonn
  • Support with finding accommodation
  • Preparing for courses
  • Support with contacting your department
  • Recreational group activities
  • Networking with other international and German students and doctoral students

Costs and registration

Participation in the Welcome Days is free of charge. No registration is required. You can simply join the listed events. If you need to register for an event, it will be indicated.

The Welcome Days App

Our Welcome Days App includes lots of useful information, our Welcome Days event directory and links to all events. You can also use the app to contact us or network with other students and doctoral students.

Download the app here:

Please note: After installing the app, you will have to search for Uni Bonn, register and enter the event code “WD23”.

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Welcome Days Events
Studying as a Degree Seeking International Student
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
As a new international student, you will learn many important things about your studies from the Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service (ZSB) in this ...
Information before arrival for international students
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
During this event you will find out what you have to consider before your arrival and further important information. You will also have the opportunity to ask ...
Welcome Event for International Students
Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 ...
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
During this event, we would like to welcome all new international students to the University of Bonn. You will receive important information as well as a ...
Free Time Activities and City Tour for International Students
Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 ...
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
During this event, you will be able to find out from other students what you can do during your free time in Bonn, what activities the University offers and ...


Here you will find all presentations as a PDF document as a preparation or follow-up to the information events.


Would you like to know what else is important for your planning and the beginning of your stay? On this page you can find important information about formalities, institutions and advisory services. Moreover, you can watch our videos on essential topics regarding planning and arrival.


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Maximilian Gehrmeyer

Welcome Days


Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn

Office Hours

  • by appointment

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Intensive German Courses

Intensive A1.1 to B2.2 German courses are offered in March and September before starting the studies.

Campus International

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

Study Buddy Program

The Study Buddy program of the International Office connects international and Bonn students.

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