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Before Your Arrival

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Here you find information on what to do prepare your Erasmus semester or year in Bonn.

Learning Agreement

Before you arrive in Bonn, make sure to select the courses that you would like take in Bonn and fix them in your Learning Agreement. Please consult your coordinator at your home university and your Erasmus Departmental Coordinator in Bonn for courses selection and the Learning Agreement. more... 

Application for a German Language Course

In order to complement your regular studies, the University of Bonn offers German language courses for Erasmus-students during the semester on different level.

Finding Accommodation

Erasmus students have the option to apply for an room in a dormitory of the Studierendenwerk or to look for private housing.
For more information on applying and searching for both types of  accommodation see here. 

Tenancy Contract

If you are offered a room in one of the Studierendenwerk dormitories, you will be sent all important information and forms to read and sign prior to your arrival. You should send them back to the Studierendenwerk before your arrival. Make sure to double check the duration of your contract! For more information, see the FAQs on the Studierendenwerk.

If you find a room or apartment on the private market, you will also have to sign a tenacy contract and pay a deposit.
Infoquadrat-15px.png Caution: Do not pay a deposit before having seen the flat or having signed a contract. If this is asked of you, this might be an attempt at fraud. Further tips and more detailed information can be found on the Info Sheet on Private Housing.

Budget, Health Insurance and Visa

  • information the costs of living in Bonn.
  • For enrollment before the start of the semester you will have to pay a semester fee of around 310€. This is not a tuition fee! It includes your public transport ticket and subsidized meals at the student cafeterias.
  • In order to study in Germany you also need a certain kind of health insurance.
  • Students who do not come from EU/EFTA member states need a visa for Germany.

Arrival & Orientation

  • During the Erasmus Welcome Week the International Office will help you with the most important practical matters and give insights into studying at our university. You also have the opportunity to get to know German students and fellow Erasmus students! 
    Please make sure to be in Bonn on the official arrival day for Erasmus students, October 15th!
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