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Before Your Arrival

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Check out the sections below for important information on what you should do before you arrive in Bonn. Please do not hesitate to contact the International Office if you have any questions.

Application at the University of Bonn

You need to register online before our deadlines (May 15th for winter term/November 1st for summer term) and send the hardcopy of the registration signed by your University to the responsible Erasmus Departmental Coordinator here in Bonn. more...


Learning Agreement

Before you arrive in Bonn, make sure to select the courses that you will take in Bonn. Please consult your home university and your Erasmus Departmental Coordinator in Bonn while compiling your Learning Agreement. For all questions concerning your Learning Agreement or course selection, please contact your Bonn Erasmus Departmental Coordinator. more...

Registering for a Semester German Language Course

In order to complement your regular studies, the University of Bonn (in cooperation with ProIntegration e.V.) offers German language courses for Erasmus-students during the semester.


Finding Accommodation

Erasmus students have the option to apply for an affordable room in a dormittory of theStudierendenwerk. They also have the option to find 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 pertinent information and forms to read and sign prior to your arrival. They should be also be sent back before your arrival. Make sure to double check the length of your contract! For more information, see our FAQs on the Studierendenwerk.

If you find a room or flat 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 our Info Sheet on Private Housing.

Budget, Health Insurance and Visa

  • Please note our information the costs of living in Bonn.
  • In order to study in Germany you also need a certain kind of health insurance.
  • Students who do not come from EU member states need a visa for Germany.


Arrival & Orientation

  • Infopunkt  Important information about when to arrive and how to get to Bonn.
  • During the Erasmus Welcome Week (the week before the beginning of lectures in October/April), we will officially welcome you to Bonn. This includes helping you to take care of the most important technicalities associated with your stay and give insights into studying at our university. You also have the opportunity to get to know German students and fellow Erasmus students! 

    At the very latest, please make sure to arrive on the official arrival day.
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