Welcome to Bonn


Learn more about the current entry restrictions for Germany, the COVID-19 regulations in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and at the University of Bonn.

Welcome Center for International Researchers

The Welcome Center is the central service point at the University of Bonn for international postdocs, visiting researchers and professors. We offer advice and practical support, so that you get off to a good start in Bonn. During your entire stay, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about working and living in Bonn, and we cordially invite you to participate in our events.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin prüft Dokumente.
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Preparing your stay

Here you will find the most important information to prepare for your stay at the University of Bonn.

Vater und Sohn schauen in den Computer
© Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn

Arriving in Bonn

There is a lot to organize after your arrival in Bonn. We will be pleased to support you and help you settle in. Welcome to Bonn!

Menschen in der Rheinaue
© Michael Sondermann / Stadt Bonn

Living in Bonn

Where do I do what? What options do I have in Bonn? Here you will find everything about your new home.

Außenansicht des Internationalen Gästehauses
© Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn

International Guesthouse

The International Guesthouse is the ideal accommodation for the first few months in Bonn. It is modernly furnished and centrally located.

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Learning German

Would you like to learn German? No problem! Discover the many possibilities at the University and in the city.

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Leaving Bonn

There is also a lot to do before you leave Bonn. We would like to help you with this - and of course we would like to keep in touch with you!

Registering your stay in Bonn

Please kindly register your research stay in Bonn, so that we can offer you our best possible support.

Information for hosts

We have compiled further information for host institutes on the University's intranet.

Income Tax in Germany
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
During this event a German tax lawyer will give an overview of the income tax system in Germany and answer individual questions.
Research in Germany and Job Opportunities for Postdocs
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
This information event will give an overview of research institutions in Germany, the German university landscape, university structures and career ...


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Jessica Greis-Mills


Poppelsdorfer Allee 102

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-4040

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Bärbel Heurich


Poppelsdorfer Allee 102

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-7831

Also see


On EURAXESS Germany you will find information on funding opportunities, job vacancies, social security and tax issues and other topics related to the mobility of researchers.

Make it in Germany

"Make it in Germany" is the federal government's multilingual portal for skilled workers from abroad. Here you will find extensive information on entry and visa procedures, job hunting and everyday life in Germany.

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