An Excellent Academic Environment.

Studying in Bonn

Studying at the University of Bonn means learning from the very best: teaching in our over 200 degree programs is performed by internationally leading academics working at the cutting edge of their subject. The wide range of subjects taught at the University makes an interdisciplinary approach possible. A network of partners located on five continents facilitates learning in international contexts and promotes intercultural dialog.

Our students learn to develop their own questions, ideas and solutions and to defend them in academic discourse. This prepares them to respond to and shape the dynamic professional challenges posed by our modern knowledge society.

Our high quality standard in studying and teaching is supported by a quality assurance system that allows us to constantly develop new content and methods for university studies and teaching. This provides ideal conditions for our students to unfold their individual potential. To this end, we believe that personal interaction between instructors and students is key.

Important note

Please find up-to-date information for students on the coronavirus on this web page.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, Rector
© Jürgen Hoffmann

Important note for vaccination

A central goal of the University of Bonn is to again offer as much on-site teaching as possible in the coming winter semester. An essential prerequisite for this will be a high vaccination rate. Therefore, we call on all students to get vaccinated.

In the Federal City of Bonn, there are mobile vaccination stations in the city districts. General practitioners and specialists continue to offer vaccinations in many cases.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Zentrale Studienberatung Uni Bonn

Student orientation and getting to know the University of Bonn

The University of Bonn has a wide range of offers aimed at school students of all ages for academic orientation and getting to know the University – from our Children’s University to individual consultations.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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Degree programs

On the undergraduate and postgraduate level, the University of Bonn offers far more than 200 academic disciplines to choose from.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Volker Lannert

Application, admission and enrollment

You are planning to study at the University of Bonn and want to know how to get in? In our Application Guide, you will learn which admission procedure applies to you.

Study and internship abroad

Students at the University of Bonn have the opportunity to spend time at the most renowned universities abroad or gather practical experience at international companies and organizations.

International Students

You have an international school or university diploma and want to study in Bonn? We have compiled all information on application, finance and life in Bonn for you.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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Counseling & service

You have questions or need support with your studies? In our portal, you will find suitable contacts to help with your concern.

Guiding Principles in Studying and Teaching

The University of Bonn supports and fosters the arts and sciences as a crossroads between research and teaching. As a comprehensive university (universitas litterarum), it builds on its wide range of academic disciplines to spark academic interest in young people and help them develop their individual potential and personality in the best possible way.

Key semester dates

In the Key Semester Dates section, you will find the academic calendar of the University of Bonn as well as information on application and enrollment deadlines, lecture periods, days off and re-registration deadlines for the following semester.

Starting your studies

Starting university is a personal and unique experience – a new chapter in life that’s exciting, opening up myriad new opportunities in parallel. We have put together everything you need to successfully settle into university in Bonn.

Financing and support

In the section below, we will tell you how much it costs to study at the University of Bonn and what your funding options are.

Improving digital studies

Studying in a primarily digital semester (again) is not always easy. We have created a portal to help you take on this challenge, providing an overview of all important issues and current developments around studying during the coronavirus pandemic.


Our “Be EmPOWERed!” program offers a large variety of self-learning offers and trainings on successfully mastering (digital) studies, covering the areas #SkillPOWER, #HealthPOWER, #SocialPOWER and #FuturePOWER – free of charge!




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See also

City of Bonn

Research, business, culture, leisure activities, an international flair – Bonn has much to offer. 

University life

Studying in Bonn also means charging your batteries in a fantastic environment to make room for new ideas and input.

University Sports

With its large variety of courses, University Sports offers the best environment for regular physical exercise to compensate for demanding study periods.

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