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International Students

The University of Bonn is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany, and is counted among the world’s top universities. This page provides current and prospective international students with an overview of our offerings.

Studies leading to a degree

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Degree programs

Would you like to complete a full course of study in Bonn or obtain a degree? The University of Bonn offers more than 200 academic disciplines for which you can apply.

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If you have a university entrance qualification from a country other than Germany, there are some important aspects to consider regarding your application and potential studies here.

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German language proficiency

International applicants will need to provide evidence of adequate German skills before embarking on a degree program at the University of Bonn that is taught in this language.

International degree programs

The range of courses offered by the University of Bonn includes international degree programs, some of which lead to a double degree in cooperation with a partner university. These are mostly Master's programs that are taught in English.

Studies as an exchange student

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Erasmus+ Program

The Erasmus+ Program allows students and doctoral candidates from partner universities in Europe and all over the world to study for one or two semesters at the University of Bonn or do an internship here.

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Global Exchange Program

The Global Exchange Program enables students from partner universities outside Europe to spend one or two semesters studying at the University of Bonn.

Studying for a doctorate in Bonn

Already have a degree and looking to do a doctorate in Germany? The University of Bonn has been synonymous with top-level research for 200 years and has been a University of Excellence since 2019. We would like to invite you to join us—plan your doctorate in Bonn together with us!

Preparation and arrival in Bonn

Organizing your stay in Bonn

Successfully applied to study or do an exchange and keen to find out how best to prepare for your stay abroad?

Costs and financing for international students

Information for international students on the cost of a degree program in Germany and tips on financing and opportunities for funding.

Learning German

We offer international students various opportunities to improve their German language skills. For example, in an intensive course before the start of the semester.

Welcome Days

With our Welcome Days we would like to welcome all new international students and doctoral candidates to Bonn and support them in starting their studies.

Study Buddy Program

The Study Buddy Program brings international students together with other students at the University of Bonn. Register now to enjoy an exciting program of intercultural exchange.

Support program for refugees

The Academic Integration Program for Refugees (“Förderung der Integration in das Studium”) is intended to provide refugees with a free and largely unbureaucratic path to enter into pre-studies.

Starting your studies

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Starting university is a personal and unique experience – a new chapter in life that’s exciting, opening up myriad new opportunities in parallel. Embarking on your studies marks a new chapter in your life that will differ in many aspects from your usual ways of living and working. We want to help you get ready for the transition to university studies in a positive and systematic way and make sure you independently co-shape your start into your studies.

Campus International

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The Campus International program provides a platform for training and dialogue, giving students a wealth of opportunities to acquire intercultural experience and skills in a targeted manner. Its services include fact-finding events to help international students prepare for their stay in Bonn as well as a varied program of activities designed to connect them with students from the city. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events soon.


PhD Café for International Doctoral Students
Internationaler Club, ...
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The PhD Café provides international doctoral students with an informal setting for networking and exchanging information at the International Club of the ...
Family Brunch for International Doctoral Students (canceled)
Internationaler Club, ...
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
International doctoral students with families are invited to a family christmas brunch in a cozy atmosphere at the International Club of the International ...
Medieval Christmas Market
Meeting Point: Subway ...
05:00 PM
Have you ever been to Siegburg? It’s this mid-sized city not far from Bonn and it’s famous for its medieval Christmas market! If you’d like to experience what ...
Christmas Sprachcafé (language café)
International Club, ...
07:00 PM
You probably know our typical Sprachcafé, right? This time we want to have a special Christmas Sprachcafé with Glühwein, Christmas sweets, a quiz and music. It ...

“Bonnews”—the newsletter for international students

Want to stay up to date and be kept abreast of the International Club’s program, local attractions and events in and around Bonn? The International Office provides information on upcoming activities, ideas for excursions and much more in its newsletter.


Prospective students

The Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service provides support for prospective international students in terms of academic orientation and fundamental questions related to applying for a degree program.


Poppelsdorfer Allee 49, 2nd floor
53115 Bonn


The International Office provides counseling and support for international (doctoral) students for any organizational questions they face related to their studies and stay in Bonn.


Poppelsdorfer Allee 53
53115 Bonn

International Service Point

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

Information flyer

You can get an initial overview of all the services and events for international students and doctoral candidates in the flyer entitled “Services for International Students in Bonn.”

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