International Office

The international office is the central contact point for students and researchers from abroad – before, during and after their time at the University of Bonn. Likewise, it supports students and researchers from Bonn with all issues concerning international mobility and cooperation.

Information on the Coronavirus and support for international PhD students.

The international office offers doctoral students the following opportunities:

In-Semester German Language Courses German language courses for international students and doctoral students. Get more information on „Learning German“ offered by the University of Bonn.

Pro-Motion information on doctoral programs and social support for international doctoral students

  • Online PhD Café – Meet other international doctoral students and share experiences and ideas. Online every Friday at 5:00 PM via zoom, registration at

Help Desk – assists with the following issues:

Welcome Service – support with administrative issues for students without proficient German language skills within the first days/weeks upon arrival

  • Moving into a Dorm / Apartment
  • City of Bonn – Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt)
  • Health Insurance
  • Opening a Bank Account
  • Enrolling at the Registrar´s Office of the University of Bonn
  • Residence Permit – Foreigners´Office (Ausländeramt)
  • University Email Address

Study Buddy Program – every international student is matched with a personal “Study Buddy” whoprovides the newcomer with valuable advice on everyday life in Bonn and helps to adjust to the new environmen

Campus International – possibilities for students to gather intercultural experience and competencies and become involved in an international environmen

International Club – a place for German and international students to meet, to chat, to read newspapers, to use the three internet terminals or to simply have fun

International Choir – student who enjoy singing and common rehearsals in an international atmosphere are cordially invited to join the international choir

Family office – individual and confidential advice on questions about the compatibility of family and career

Find upcoming events and more information on the international office website.

Note: The international office is not responsible for the application/admission at the University of Bonn.

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