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Welcome Days October 4–8, 2021

Welcome Days at the University of Bonn

The Welcome Days at the beginning of the semester are an opportunity for us 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.


This page is currently under construction. The detailed program of the Welcome Days will be published in August. 

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, among others. 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 in our Welcome Days app.

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

The Welcome Days take place at the beginning of each semester.

For the upcoming winter semester 2021/22, the Welcome Days are scheduled for October 4-8, 2021.

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.

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The Welcome Days App

Our Welcome Days app will be available to you shortly.  It 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. Please note the usage and data protection policies.

Download the app here:
• iOS
• Android

Using the app is not a requirement for participation in the Welcome Days. All information is also available on this web page. We still recommend using the app so that you have all the information at hand and can connect with others.

Welcome Days Event Directory

Please find all events scheduled for the upcoming Welcome Days on October 4-8, 2021 below. Zoom links for digital events will be made available here on the morning of the respective event. You will find the event directory and links in our app as well.

Overview of events

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Event formats explained

Info events consist of talks on a specific topic, following which questions can be asked.

Q&A sessions are an opportunity to ask questions on a specific topic. You can stay to listen to other participants’ questions, or leave the room at any time once your questions have been answered.

The easiest and quickest way to have your questions answered is sending a message via WhatsApp. Please note the applicable usage and data protection policies.

Important Downloads

Here you will find additional information on topics covered during the Welcome Days as well as slides from our events.


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Welcome Days


Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-3260

Bonnews – Newsletter for International Students

Want to stay up-to-date and receive interesting information on International Club events, points of interest and other events in and around Bonn? In its biweekly newsletter, the International Office provides information on upcoming events, popular destinations and much more.

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