Global Exchange Program

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Application and Preparation

You have decided to study in Bonn with the Global Exchange Program? Here you will find all the information and forms for your application as well as tips to prepare for your time studying abroad.

Who can apply?

To apply for the Global Exchange Program scheme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be currently studying at one of the University of Bonn’s partner universities (your nationality is not important).
  • You are interested in studying at the University of Bonn for one or two semesters.
  • Bachelor’s degree students: you must have completed at least the first year of your degree program before you begin studying in Bonn.

Students can apply in any academic discipline (excepting medicine and dentistry). Candidates will be selected by their home universities based on a variety of criteria, including academic performance, interests, motivation and language skills.

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Partner Universities

Asia and Australia

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • Nanjing University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • The University of Hong Kong 
  • Tongji University
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • IDC Herzliya
  • Keio University
  • Kyoto University
  • Rikkyo University
  • Sophia University
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Waseda University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Korea University
  • Seoul National University
  • Sogang University
  • National Chengchi University
  • National Taiwan University
  • Tamkang University
  • Australian National University
  • University of New South Wales

Latin America

  • Pontifica Universidade Católica do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Universidad de Talca
  • Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

North America

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • York University
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Louisiana State University (LSU)
  • The University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of Florida
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Washington State University

Application Procedure

If you study at one of the University of Bonn’s partner universities and are planning on spending one or two semesters at the University of Bonn, then please note the following application steps:

You must be nominated by your home university for an exchange program via the Mobility Online portal. Please contact your home university for more details on this. Nominees will be selected by their home universities based on a variety of criteria, including academic performance, interests, motivation and language skills.

Nomination period

For winter semester 2021/22: March 01 — April 14, 2021
For summer semester 2022: September 01 — October 14, 2021

Once you have been nominated in a timely manner by your home university, we will send you a personalized link to the Mobility Online application portal. Please read the registration information on the Mobility Online website and follow the instructions in the emails that you will be sent after each step of the registration process.

Fill out the application form on the Mobility Online portal and then upload the required application documents within the application deadline.

The following documents are required for your application:

  • Current official transcript from your university (including grade point average and explanation of abbreviations in English)
  • Copy of your passport
  • ID Photo3332
  • Letter of motivation4443

Application period

For winter semester 2021/22: April 01 — May 31, 2021
For summer semester 2022: October 01 — November 30, 2021

Once the application deadline has closed, the International Office will review the submitted documents and will send you a letter of admission. If you need to apply for a student visa, please present the letter of admission to the relevant German embassy or consular office.


Preparing for your Stay

For those who have successfully applied to study as part of the Global Exchange Program, this page offers additional information in preparation of your study abroad here.


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Looking for Housing

Students in the Global Exchange Program have the option of reserving a dormitory room when registering in Mobility-Online. All additional information will be sent to you by email after successful application. Students also have the option of seeking a private residence.


Downloads

Here you will find important templates to help you put together your application material.


Contact

Avatar Meraner

Dr. Manuela Meraner

Global Exchange Program (Incoming)

1.001

Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-60493

Also see

Information on Visa

The website of the German Foreign Ministry (Auswärtiges Amt) provides information about applying for a visa.

Germany in a Global Context

The Seminar Series offers international exchange and program students an English-language curriculum.

Welcome Days

During the Welcome Days for international students, you will receive information and tips about your study abroad in Bonn.

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