Welcome to Bonn


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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 provide advice and practical support so 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 attend our events.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin prüft Dokumente.
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Preparing for 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
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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!

Stadtansicht von Bonn
© Michael Sondermann / Bundesstadt Bonn

Living in Bonn

Where can I do what? What are my options in Bonn? Here you will find comprehensive information about your new home.

Außenansicht des Internationalen Gästehauses
© Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn

International Guesthouse

The International Guesthouse is the ideal accommodation for your first few months in Bonn, providing furnished and centrally located accommodations.

Ein Lehrer erklärt etwas den Schülern
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Learning German

Are you interested in learning German? No problem! A range of learning possibilities await you at the University and in the city.

Ein Mann mit Umzugskartons
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Departing Bonn

There are many things to take care of as well when the time comes to depart Bonn. We are there to assist, and will remain in contact with you as requried afterward.

Registering your stay in Bonn

Please register your research stay in Bonn with us, so we can offer you the best possible support.

Information for hosts

Further information for host institutes is available on the University intranet.

Double Concert at Bonn Jazz Festival
Theater Bonn - ...
07:00 - 09:30
Enjoy a unique double concert at the Bonn Jazz Festival. In Bach Comprovised, pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach are recomposed and improvised live on stage for ...
Welcome Event & Guided Campus Tour for International Researchers
Zoom/ Conference Room, ...
04:00 - 06:30
This event is targeted to all international researchers (with or without work contract at Bonn University) who have recently started working or will soon start ...
Guided tour to Cologne Cathedral and Old Town
01:30 - 06:00
Enjoy an exclusive guided English tour to Cologne, Germany's fourth largest city nearby Bonn. We will start with admiring the world-famous Cologne Cathedral ...
Income tax in Germany
Online via Zoom
04:00 - 05:30
German tax law is very complex. As an expatriate with a salaried employment in Germany you are subject to German taxation and may have many questions on how to ...


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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

See also


Information is available on the website EURAXESS Germany about funding opportunities, job vacancies, social security and tax issues and other topics relevant to researcher mobilities.

Make it in Germany

“Make it in Germany” is the Germanl government’s multilingual portal for skilled workers from abroad. Here you can find extensive information on entry and visa procedures, job hunting and everyday life in Germany.

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