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 in our Welcome Days app.

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.

Please note that some events require registration. Should this be the case, it will be indicated in the program at the respective event.

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 Event Directory

Please find all events scheduled for all students and doctoral students from abroad whose stay begins in the summer semester 2023 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.

The event directory is subject to changes.

Event language is English.

Please note: The program will be expanded in the following weeks.

Overview of events

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    09:00 – 10:00 pm: Pre-Arrival Info event for all new international students (exchange, degree-seeking and doctoral students)

    Place: Zoom

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
    09:00 – 10:00 am: Course Selection and Study Plan (only for GEP students)
    Place: Zoom
  • Wednesday, March 01 – Friday, March 03, 2023

    all day: Recommended arrival for participants of the Intensive German Courses Before Starting the Semester

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2023
    03:00 – 04:00 pm: Welcome Event for all participants of the Intensive German Courses Before Starting the Semester

    Place: Wolfgang-Paul lecture hall, Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 Bonn

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2023

    Place: You will receive an email with your course’s classroom.

    03:00 pm: Info event “Free-Time Activities” with City Tour and Hangout in the City afterwards

    Place: Wolfgang-Paul lecture hall, Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 Bonn

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023

    09:00 – 10:00 am: Pre-Arrival Info event for all new international students (exchange, degree-seeking and doctoral students)
    Place: Zoom

  • Friday, March 17, 2023
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Info event “Digital Services at the University of Bonn”

    Place: Zoom

  • Monday, March 20, 2023
    03:00 – 04:00 pm: Pre-Arrival Info event for all new international students (exchange, degree-seeking and doctoral students)

    Place: Zoom

  • Thursday, March 30, 2023

    12:15 pm: End of the Intensive German Courses Before Starting the Semester

  • Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31, 2023
    all day: Recommended arrival for the semester
  • Monday, April 03, 2023

    all day: Lecture period starts

  • Wednesday, April 05, 2023
    05:00 – 06:00 pm: Welcome Event for all new international (doctoral) students

    Place: Wolfgang-Paul lecture hall, Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 Bonn

  • Thursday, April 06, 2023

    05:00 pm: Info event “Free-Time Activities” with City Tour and Hangout in the City afterwards
    Place: Wolfgang-Paul lecture hall, Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 Bonn

  • Friday, April 07, 2023
    all day: Good Friday (public holiday)

    Please note: All stores are closed.

  • Monday, April 10, 2023
    all day: Easter Monday (public holiday)

    Please note: All stores are closed.

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023
    05:00 – 06:30 pm: Info event “Doctors' Appointments and Health Insurance”

    Place: International Club, Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, 53115 Bonn

  • Saturday, April 15, 2023
    10:00 am – 02:00 pm: Workshop “Culture Shock”
    Place: International Club, Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, 53115 Bonn

    Please note: Registration via club@uni-bonn.de is required for this event.

  • Monday, April 17, 2023
    03:00 – 05:00 pm: Workshop “Women's Health” (for women only)

    Place: International Club, Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, 53115 Bonn
    Please note: Registration via club@uni-bonn.de is required for this event.

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023
    03:00 – 05:00 pm: Workshop “Men's Health” (for men only)
    Place: International Club, Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, 53115 Bonn
    Please note: Registration via club@uni-bonn.de is required for this event.


Planning

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.

Contact

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Lisa-Sophie Heidchen

Welcome Days

1.001

Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-3260

Office Hours

  • by appointment

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