Welcome to Bonn
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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.

International Student Barometer

Make your voice heard! Until December 19, you can rate your experience as an international student in the International Student Barometer (ISB). We have sent out invitations with the link via email. If you have not received the link yet, please send us a short feedback. We will be happy to send you the link.

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Studies leading to a degree

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Degree programs

Interested in studying in Bonn and earning 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.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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German Language Proficiency

To study in a degree program that is taught in German at the University of Bonn, applicants generally must prove mastery of the German language.

Financing and support

What opportunities are available to finance and support your studies at the University of Bonn?


How much does it cost to study at the University of Bonn, and how high are living expenses in Bonn?

Studies as an exchange student or guest

Interested in spending part of your studies in Bonn? You can spend one or two semesters, or even just a few weeks, in one of our programs. 


All information on applying for and participating in an Erasmus exchange to the University of Bonn. 

Global Exchange Program 

All information about the Global Exchange Program at the University of Bonn.

Doctoral studies

You already have a university degree and are interested in obtaining a doctorate in Germany? More information about admissions can be found in our

Support measures 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 that will prepare them for subsequent studies at the University of Bonn and integrate them into everyday academic life.

Campus International

The Campus International program seeks to promote greater intercultural exchange at the University of Bonn. Students have diverse opportunities to acquire intercultural experience and soft skills in a targeted manner.

Preparation and arrival in Bonn

Preparation, arrival and orientation

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Have you successfully applied to study (as an exchange student) at the University of Bonn? Are you now looking to find out how best to prepare for your time studying abroad? These pages provide important information about the various formalities, institutions and counseling services.

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.

Welcome Days

The Welcome Days offer new international (doctoral) students the opportunity to find out about the most important topics, such as enrollment, city registration, opening a bank account, etc. Furthermore, the Welcome Days offer the opportunity to get to know other international and German (PhD) students at our social events.

Info event after the Welcome Days:
Q&A session for all questions


Wednesday, October 13, 04:00 - 05:00 pm

Registration is not necessary

Bonnews – Newsletter for International Students

Want to stay up-to-date and receive interesting information on International Club events, points of interest and other events in and around Bonn? In its biweekly newsletter, the International Office provides information on upcoming events, popular destinations and much more.

Contact information

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.


Poppeldorfer Allee 49, 3rd Floor
53115 Bonn (Germany)


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 (Germany)

International Service Point

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

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