WhatsApp Wednesday

In addition to face-to-face, via email or phone, we can now also advise you via WhatsApp.

Please note: Providing advice via WhatsApp is currently only possible with regard to the Global Exchange Program and PROMOS scholarships. For questions regarding other exchange programs, please contact us via the usual channels.

Dates and contact

Next WhatsApp Wednesday:

Dec 01 / Dec 08 / Dec 15 
10:00 am to 12:00 pm


WhatsApp: +49 1515 2910218

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What to bear in mind for WhatsApp consultations

  • You can contact us via WhatsApp between 10:00 am and noon every Wednesday. We are only available on WhatsApp at the times specified; any messages received outside of these hours will be left unanswered.
  • Please do not disclose any personal data such as date of birth, student ID number or passwords.
  • All chats are deleted immediately after the consultation. We do not store any chat logs or phone numbers.
  • You can indicate your real name or choose to remain anonymous.
  • Chat is envisaged for brief consultations only. If you would like to have a more detailed consultation, you are welcome to book an appointment with us for a Zoom meeting or give us a call.
  • The number indicated is only used for WhatsApp chat consultations. Please do not use it to call us.

Data protection policy

Data Privacy Policy on WhatsApp Consultation


Complementing the existing consultation formats International Outbound Mobility (Section 6.2) offers at the International Office, chat consultations represent an additional option for exchanging information with students and prospective students.


WhatsApp consultation is offered in German and English.

Optional use

Please note that the use of our WhatsApp consultation is completely optional. You will not be at a disadvantage if you contact International Outbound Mobility (Section 6.2) via a different route instead (email, phone, video conference or in person). (Important: As a precautionary measure and to contain further spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person consultation are canceled until further notice.) All information relevant for planning and organizing your stay in Bonn is available on our website: https://www.uni-bonn.de/studium/studium-und-praktikum-im-ausland

Safety and Privacy Notes

Please note: Being WhatsApp users themselves, International Office staff have no influence as to how WhatsApp uses or processes information that you share via chat. International Office staff can only adjust safety and privacy settings as allowed for by the provider.

Please be aware that information communicated via WhatsApp can be stored and used by the provider. We cannot guarantee that communication via WhatsApp is safe. We will never ask you for personal, private information or other confidential data (e.g. your real first and last name, address, phone number, email address, passwords, bank details). Never share sensitive, personal, identity-related and confidential information via WhatsApp. Depending on standard privacy settings and technical network safety, there is always the risk that such information is accessed and made visible by third party providers.

It is not permitted to publish information about other persons. We must request that you respect the privacy of others: For information (including pictures and videos) related to third parties, the consent of the third party is required. Please note that publishing pictures of or information on third parties may be illegal.

Legal Disclosures and Disclaimer

The University of Bonn assumes no liability for third-party information shared on WhatsApp.

Please refer to the following link for the University of Bonn’s legal disclosures and disclaimer in its entirety: https://www.uni-bonn.de/en/imprint


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