Who can apply?

We only accept application from students of our partner institutions. Students from all fields of study can apply after having completed at least 1 year of study at university level.Candidates are selected by their home institutions on the basis of academic achievement, interest, motivation and language proficiency. They must have reached at least the A1 level in German.


Application process:

  1. The study abroad coordinator from your home university nominates you for study abroad in Bonn.
  2. We will send you a personalized link for the application portal. You then fill out the application form online.
  3. You upload the application documents in the online portal.
  4. After checking your application we will send you a letter of acceptance.


We prepared a manual for the application process for you here.


Application period

Attention: Exceptional application period for the winter semester 2020-21:
May 4, 2020 - June 15, 2020


For winter semester (September/October - February): April 15 - May 31

For summer semester (March/April - July): October 15 - November 30


Attention: You must be nominated by your home university in order to apply!


Application documents

You need the following documents for your application. We recommend preparing the documents early on.


  1. Official University transcript (most recent & must include GPA and grade code explanations)
  2. A copy of your passport identification page (page relevant to personal information)
  3. Health certificate (use this form) - optional but recommended
  4. ID photo (requirements for format here)
  5. Proof of German language proficiency: at least at an A1 level (i.e. 80 units [45 minutes each] of German language instruction). This can be listed on your academic transcript, OR, with a Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch
  6. Letter of motivation (A short essay explaining why you would like to study in Bonn including your future career plans and non-academic motivation behind a study abroad stay - use this form)


Being accepted: next steps

After you have been officially accepted, there are still some things that you need to take care of before you come to Bonn. Here we listed the next steps you need to take.

Any questions? Contact:

Ms. Bärbel Heurich
+49-228-73 78 31
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