Division 6 – International Office

The International Office coordinates the international activities of the University of Bonn, and acts as the central point of contact for international students and researchers – before, during and after their time at the University. It also provides support to students and researchers of the University of Bonn in all issues relating to international mobility and cooperation.

Prospective students

The Student Registry is the first point of contact for all international students regarding all interdisciplinary administrative questions about studying at the University of Bonn.


Poppelsdorfer Allee 49
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 Thursday, 08:00 am - 04:00 pm \ Friday 08:00 am - 02:00 pm

Director’s Office

The director’s office manages the International Office, coordinating its various activities and organizing the requisite resources for measures and projects. Working closely with the Vice Rector for International Affairs, the director’s office is also responsible for the strategic internationalization of the University of Bonn.

Avatar Fuchs-Bodde

Dr. Katharina Fuchs-Bodde


+49 228 73-5950

Avatar Reykers

Andrea Reykers

Director’s Office

+49 228 73-7707

Our Responsibilities

The International Office works to address all the aspects of internationalization, from the provision of advice services to students and staff at the University of Bonn and those from our partner institutions visiting the University. This ranges from the provision of German courses to advice on funding and exchange programs and on strategic questions pertaining to the development of international mobility and cooperation.

International Partnerships

We coordinate strategic partnerships and grant programs and provide advice and support in the establishment and expansion of programs of international cooperation.

Study and Internships Abroad

We provide advice, support and funding in all matters relating to scholarships for international study or internships.

International Study Programs in Bonn

Our work in this area relates to issues ranging from the provision of English-language teaching, double degree and exchange programs and a comprehensive range of advice for international students.

Welcome Center for International Researchers

The Welcome Center provides advice and practical support to international researchers in preparation for and during their time in Bonn.

Central Translation Service

A service for all members of the University providing support through the translation of texts from German to English and the correction of texts drafted in English.

Learning German

German courses for international applicants, students and (visiting) researchers to extend and deepen existing skills.

Partnerships and International Researchers

Section 6.1 is tasked with the coordination of the strategic partnerships maintained by the University of Bonn, administering inter-faculty cooperation agreements with more than 70 partner universities world-wide and the provision of advice to the faculties and institutes in the establishment and development of international research cooperation agreements. The section also hosts the Welcome Center, the central service center for international researchers.

Avatar Odenthal

Tina Odenthal

Head of Section

+49 228 73-6190

Avatar Eversmann

Lea Eversmann

Office Manager

+49 228 73-7627

International Outbound Mobility

Section 6.2 provides advice, information and support to students and doctoral students hoping to study or complete an internship abroad, especially within the framework of the Erasmus+, Global Exchange and PROMOS exchange programs. Within the Erasmus program, the section also facilitates the international mobility of academic and administrative staff. The Certificate of Intercultural Competence offered by the section is a qualification focusing on intercultural training, international working practices and language skills.

Avatar Rübbert

Stefanie Rübbert

Head of Section

+49 228 73-6882

Avatar Timpernagel

Christina Timpernagel

Deputy Head of Section

+49 228 73-5935

International Students and Study Programs

Section 6.3 coordinates all work relating to the social and cultural integration of international students and doctoral students at the University. This is a key to academic success. The main tasks of the section include working on measures to internationalize degree programs in Bonn, providing advice and support to other sections working with incoming international students and supporting the development of English-language degree programs and international double degree programs. This section also provides advice and support to refugees considering an application for a place on a degree program.

Avatar Müller

Christine Müller

Head of Section

+49 228 73-1966

Avatar Papel

Sandra Papel

Deputy Head of Section

+49 228 73-9527

Avatar Trachsel

Monique Trachsel

Deputy Head of Section

+49 228 73-3271

German as a Foreign Language

As part of the International Office, section 6.4 is tasked with providing German language training and advice on all aspects on this issue. This includes the organization, realization and provision of advice regarding the German Language Proficiency Test for Admission to Higher Education (DSH).

Avatar Lax-Küten

Dr. Andrea Lax-Küten

Head of Section

+49 228 73-5945

Avatar Scholtysek

Isabelle Scholtysek

Deputy Head of Section

+49 228 73-1859

The Central Unit

The Central Unit supports the University of Bonn in performing the central topics of internationalization such as the participation of the University in university rankings and matters of bilinguality, and coordinates the inter-sectional processes within the International Office.

Avatar Brodersen

Olaf Brodersen

Head of Unit

+49 228 73-3291

Avatar Reykers

Andrea Reykers

Division Administration

+49 228 73-7707

Avatar Hermann

Eva Hermann

Division Administration

+49 228 73-7220


International Office


Building I
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53
53115 Bonn (Germany)
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Building II
Poppelsdorfer Allee 102
53115 Bonn (Germany)
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Building III
Maximilianstraße 22
53111 Bonn (Germany)
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