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Counseling and Other Services

Details regarding counseling and other services for international students at the University of Bonn are listed below.

Summer Semester/
Semester break 2020:

 Welcome to the University of Bonn!


StudierendeWe are pleased that you chose to attend the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, and we are glad to welcome you as a new student in Bonn. On this page, you will find some general information concerning life in Bonn, as well as specific information about our Social Support programs for international students offered by the International Office.  If you have any questions regarding your stay in Bonn, feel free to stop by our Help Desk!


  • Welcome Service for International, Master, and doctoral students

The University of Bonn offers specialized support for Masters and doctoral students during the first days/weeks after their arrival in Bonn. The Welcome Service includes information and - when appropriate - accompaniment service to the necessary bureaucratic procedures in Bonn (e.g. escort to various bureaus, or a pick-up service for those with a handicap). Further information and contact details can be found here.


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  • Certificate of International Competence 

The University of Bonn awards motivated students, who are engaged in extra-curricular activities and intercultural exchange, with a Certificate of International Competence. Students who attend extra-curricular language courses, lectures or seminars related to an international topic, and who promote intercultural exchange between German and international students, may receive credits towards the Certificate.

To earn the certificate, you must fulfill three of the following four components found by visiting the link below. In case you're staying for a limited number of semesters, please be aware that around two semesters are normally needed to collect all the necessary credits. For further Information see here

  • International Club (online)

During the summer term and also during the semester break 2020 the Clubteam provide online activities for international students- online get-together, game nights and country evenings. Further information can be found on facebook.
  • International Choir (online)

If you are interested in joining our International Choir, made up of both German and international students, simply let us know. Rehearsals take place in the International Club every Monday evening during the semester!

Location: Online rehearsals via zoom or International Office

Choir Head: Mr. Kirchharz
Date: Monday evening from 8-10 p.m. during the semester.
WS 20/21: The registration for new singers is possible up from October 6th.
Registration required!!!!: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]
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  • Support from the General Student´s Committee - ASTA Bonn

The General Students' Committee (AStA, short for ‘Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss’ in German) is the university-wide student representative body. The committee represents student interests to the university directors, the public, and politics. The members are elected by the student government. For an overview of the AStA's departments, see:

► Advice and Counseling


Foreign students can find additional information about the period on the following pages: before studying / during your studies after studies.

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