Welcome in Bonn

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.

Before arriving to study in Bonn

Before arriving to study in Bonn (@University of Bonn \ Scource: YouTube)


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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