Study with Erasmus+ at the University of Bonn

Are you interested in exchange studies in Bonn? Find out on the following pages how to apply for your Erasmus studies at the University of Bonn, how you can prepare for your first few days in Bonn and what to expect during your semester with us.

What we offer

As an Erasmus+ student, you will be offered a lot at the University of Bonn:

  • Over 200 degree programs featuring an extensive range of courses.
  • English-language courses at bachelor’s level in the “Germany in a Global Context” seminar series.
  • Academic support from Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators in your field of study.
  • Organizational support from the International Office, including the provision of comprehensive information before you arrive.
  • Online preparation sessions.
  • German-language courses before and during your stay.
  • Welcome Days to help you get started at the University of Bonn.

Erasmus+ worldwide

The University of Bonn also cooperates with non-European partner universities as part of the Erasmus+ worldwide program. The following page contains information about the partnerships currently in place and the participation requirements.

250

Erasmus+ students per year

270

Partner universities

200+

Degree programs

Participation requirements

You must meet the following requirements to participate in the Erasmus+ program:

  • Be enrolled at one of the University of Bonn’s partner universities in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland (Swiss Mobility) or Turkey.
  • Have the necessary language skills. Information on the language requirements for the individual subjects can be found on the Erasmus+ Departmental Coordination page.
  • Be officially nominated for the Erasmus program by your home university.

Application

Application procedure

In order to apply for an Erasmus degree program at the University of Bonn, you have to complete the following steps:

  • Contact the Erasmus+ coordinators at your home university and arrange to be nominated as an Erasmus applicant.
  • Once you have received confirmation of your Erasmus study place from your home university, register at the University of Bonn as follows: 
  1. Read the instructions for registering in Mobility-Online (PDF) and then fill out the online form in Mobility-Online carefully and completely.
  2. Check the data you have entered, especially your e-mail address.
  3. Print out your nomination confirmation in Mobility-Online and have it signed and stamped by the Erasmus coordinators at your home university.
  4. Upload the signed nomination confirmation to your Mobility-Online account by the application deadline. This completes your application and your nomination by your home university.

Application deadlines

Winter semester: May 1
Summer semester: November 1

You will receive further information about your Erasmus stay in Bonn by email from your Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator and the International Office about four to six weeks after the application deadline mentioned above.

Please note that we can only accept applications and nominations from students at partner universities via our Mobility-Online portal. Please do not send your nomination confirmation or application to the University of Bonn by email.

Countries and universities that are not listed in Mobility-Online will generally not have an Erasmus exchange agreement with the University of Bonn. Rather than entering the name of an ineligible university, please contact the corresponding Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator if you are in any doubt.

Language requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree programs: the main language of instruction will often be German, particularly on bachelor’s degree programs. Students who want to take bachelor’s courses will therefore need German skills at B1 level as a minimum.

  • Master’s degree programs: by contrast, master’s programs often allow students to study in English, for which they will need English skills at B2 level as a minimum.

  • Information on the language requirements for the individual subjects can be found on the Erasmus+ Departmental Coordination page. If you have any questions about the courses offered in English, please contact the relevant Departmental Coordinator.

Test your German language skills:


Organization of studies: course selection and learning agreement

You will coordinate your courses with the Erasmus coordinator at your home university and with your Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator in Bonn via the Learning Agreement. As soon as the relevant Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator at the University of Bonn has chosen you as an Erasmus student, you will receive further information about selecting your courses.

The courses offered at the University of Bonn can be found in the BASIS electronic course catalog. Further information on courses, modules and ECTS credits is given in the module handbook on the web pages of your department at the University of Bonn and via your Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator. The Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator will also issue the Transcript of Records at the end of your time studying in Bonn.


Learning German

You can benefit from a wide range of opportunities to improve your German skills before and during your stay:

Once you have been admitted to the University of Bonn, you will receive information from the International Office on how to register for the courses.

Please note that the German courses are an optional addition to your studies and places are limited, meaning that you will not be guaranteed a place on a course.


Preparation of your stay

If you have successfully applied for Erasmus studies at the University of Bonn, you will find important information on the following pages and in the instructions that will help you prepare for your stay in Bonn and make your first few days easier. Do not miss the Welcome Days for international students, which will help you get into your studies and life in Bonn.

You will receive an email from the International Office with detailed instructions about enrolling at the University of Bonn.

Please read the Incoming Guide carefully and follow the checklist before coming to Bonn.

Welcome Days

The Welcome Days offer new international students and doctoral candidates the opportunity to learn about the most important topics such as enrollment, registering with the local authorities and opening a bank account. Getting to know international and German students and doctoral candidates during leisure activities is another benefit of the Welcome Days.

Contact

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Student Exchange Programs (Incomings), Administration

Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-68777

Office Hours

  • by appointment

The University of Bonn’s participation in the Erasmus program is based on the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.


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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The contents of this publication reflect only the views of the author; the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use made of the information which it contains.

Also see

Information issued by the EU

The European Commission website also contains general information regarding the Erasmus+ program.

Campus International

The Campus International program seeks to promote greater intercultural exchange at the University of Bonn.

Learing German

There are a range of options open to international students who wish to improve and extend their German language skills.

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