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.

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 Events

Welcome Event and Info Booths for All New International Students
Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 ...
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Are you a new international (doctoral) student in Bonn this fall? We are excited to welcome you at our Welcome Event. During the event we will explain the ...
Welcome Days Q&A Session for New International Doctoral Students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All new international doctoral students are invited to our Q&A session to get information about our "Pro-Motion" activities (e.g. German courses, PhD Cafe, ...
Welcome Days Info Event: Free-Time Activities + City Tour
Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 ...
01:30 PM
Students will tell you about what you can do at the University and in the city during your free-time. Some of our partners will be there to introduce ...
Welcome Days Info Event: Doctors’ Appointments + Health Insurance
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, ...
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
For your enrollment at the University of Bonn you already had to organize health insurance coverage or an exemption. During this event, the topic of health ...
Welcome Days Workshop: Culture Shock
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, ...
09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
You just arrived in Germany and want to learn (more) about culture shock? Or did you just come back from your exchange or are about to leave? Then come to our ...
Welcome Days Workshop: Men’s Health
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, ...
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
In this workshop you will learn what options you have with regard to your health in the German health care system, what is covered by insurance and you will ...
Welcome Days Workshop: Women’s Health
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53, ...
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
In this workshop you will learn what options you have with regard to your health in the German health care system, what is covered by insurance and you will ...


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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Lisa-Sophie Heidchen

Welcome Days


Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-3260

Office Hours

  • by appointment

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