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If you have a university entrance qualification from a country other than Germany, there are some important aspects to consider regarding your application and future studies:

Degree Program Enrollment Conditions

Bachelor, State Examination, Church Degree

Most degree programs require the following:

Some degree programs also require passing an aptitude test.

Master

There are specific enrollment conditions for each master degree program. Applicants need to meet these conditions in addition to holding a relevant first degree. Enrollment conditions are listed in the degree program description on the right side of each degree program: www.studienangebot.uni-bonn.de


How to apply?

In addition to your online application, please submit the following documents:

Bachelor, State Examination, Church Degree

Applicants from EU/EEA countries or with a spouse/parent from an EU/EEA country

  • A certified copy of your university entrance qualification along with a certified translation into German, English or French.
  • Proof of German language proficiency (DSH2) on level B2 GER at the time of application, level C1 GER at the time of enrollment.

Please submit all relevant documents along with your application confirmation to Registrar's Office at the University of Bonn.

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Applicants from non-EU/EEA countries

Applicants from non-EU/EEA countries may need to do some paperwork in their home country before submitting their application. You will find a detailed plan on how to proceed with your application on this website.

 

Master

There is an individual application process for each master degree program. Applications are individually reviewed by the respective departments. All documents required for application are listed in the degree program description on the right side of each degree program: www.studienangebot.uni-bonn.de. You will receive further details during the application process.

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Dates and Deadlines

Bachelor, State Examination and Church Degree

Applicants from EU/EEA countries or with a spouse/parent from an EU/EEA country

  • Winter semester 2020/21: August 20
  • Summer semester: January 15

Applicants from non-EU/EEA countries must always submit an application, regardless of a degree program’s individual admission requirements!

Master

Individual deadlines apply for all our master degree programs. You will find these deadlines on the respective degree program websites.

 

Further application and enrollment deadlines as well as semester dates



German Language Proficiency and German Language Courses

  • All programs awarding a bachelor’s, state examination or church degree require German language proficiency at level C1 GER.
  • Different language proficiency requirements apply for master degree programs. You will find these requirements in the degree program description on the right side of each degree program: www.studienangebot.uni-bonn.de
  • German Language Courses (DSH Preparation): Applicants with German language proficiency at level B1 GER may apply for a German language course offered by the University of Bonn, preparing participants for the DSH examination and beginning 1–2 semesters before the start of the actual degree program.
     


Costs/Financing

Tuition

While public universities in Germany do not charge tuition, students must pay a social fee. At the University of Bonn, this fee amounts to approx. EUR 300 per semester (EUR 600 per year). Applications are free of charge.

Scholarships

For information on scholarships for international students, please refer to the website of the German Academic Exchange Service.

Living Expenses

Living expenses in Bonn amount to approx. EUR 864 a month.

Blocked Account for Students Requiring a Visa

If you require a visa for your studies in Germany, you will need proof of sufficient financial means by opening a blocked account. The Foreign Office provides further information.

 

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Accommodation

The Studierendenwerk Bonn is responsible for student accommodation. Please direct your application for student dorm accommodation to the Studierendenwerk Bonn. You will find additional accommodation options and further information on this website.

 


Visa

Depending on your country of origin and nationality, you will need a visa for your studies in Bonn. On the following website, the Foreign Office provides information on visa requirements and application:

Foreign Office website


Contact

Questions Regarding Application

Bachelor, State Examination, Church Degree

Master

  • Please contact  Degree Program Management program representatives. You will find contacts on the respective degree program websites.

Questions on program orientation, general guidance and support

Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service 

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