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"Pro-Motion" - Opportunities for Internationals








Would you like to meet new people?
Are you looking to advance your academic career?

Are you looking to build your own network?


The International Office gladly supports you with this!    

  • Welcome Service for International doctoral students

The University of Bonn offers specialized support to doctoral students in the first few days of their arrival in Bonn. The Welcome Service offers a pick-up service for students with a handicap, as well as accompaniment and help with the first steps at Bonn's many Governmental Bureaus. For further information and contact details see here.

  • "Welcome Meeting"

The Bonn Graduate Center and the International Office would like to warmly welcome all new and other interested doctoral researchers at the University of Bonn. The program and the registration link will be available soon.
Location: online
Date: December 2nd, 2020, 4 p.m.
Contact: pro-motion(at) or sandra.papel(at)


  • Online- "PhD Cafe" 

If you would like to meet other international doctoral students and share experiences and ideas you are invited to visit our new online PhD Cafe once a week via zoom.
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Date: every Friday at 5 pm via zoom 


  • Intercultural Workshops  (in English )

Our intercultural online workshops are offered by the International Office for international and German students and doctoral students! 
Register here !

  • Online-Workshop for International doctoral students "Introduction to German application standards and career profiling "

The workshop focuses on e.g. ♦German standards of the application process and job interviews ♦time management ♦ self presentation
Date: November 27, 2020
Location: online via zoom, 10 am - 2 pm 
Registration under: s.papel(at)  

  • German Classes

Within the winter semester 20/21 we offer again a wide range of German languages classes.
We also recommend to join the free language portal Rosetta Stone with your Uni ID. 
Contact German language classes: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]


  • Pro-Buddy Program

The aim of the Pro-Buddy Program is to help international doctoral students adjust to their new environment, and help them to get into contact with other German doctoral students more easily. Every international doctoral student will get a "Buddy", i.e. a German doctoral student who is willing to give him/her a helping hand in all issues concerning German bureaucracy, culture, and everyday life. In addition, it is possible to earn credits for the "Certificate of International Competence" by taking part in the Pro-Buddy-Program.  
Registration and Contact: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]

  • International Choir

If you would like to join our International Choir made up of other German and international (dotoral) students, just let us know. Rehearsals take place every Monday evening during the semester!
Location: Online rehearsals during the summer term 2020
Date: Monday evenings from 8-10 p.m. during the semester 
Head: Martin Kirchharz
Registration Required: sandra.papel(at)

  International choir

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