Welcome to 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 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
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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.

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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.

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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 confluence.

Information event on pension rights for international researchers
International Club, ...
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
As an international researcher, you often are employed in different countries to pursue your career. Each time you move to a new country, you automatically ...
Welcome to the University of Bonn!
Zoom/ Conference Room, ...
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
We invite all international researchers (with or without work contract at Bonn University) who have recently started working or will soon start working with us ...
Health Insurance in Germany
Conference Room, ...
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
This information event will give you all the important answers to questions relating to health insurance: What to do if I fall ill? What about doctor’s ...
The Night Watchman Tour
City of Bonn
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
We invite you to a walk through the dark sides of the city of Bonn. Follow the torch of the night watchman for about 2 hours through the alleys of Bonn. ...


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Jessica Greis-Mills

Welcome Center for International Researchers, Coordination


Poppelsdorfer Allee 102

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-4040

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Bärbel Heurich

Welcome Center for International Researchers, Administration


Poppelsdorfer Allee 102

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-7831

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Lea Eversmann

Welcome Center for International Researchers, Events


Poppelsdorfer Allee 102

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-7627

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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