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UNIVERSITY OF BONN, BONN, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

Bonn, North Rhine-WestphaliaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  38043Enrollment

University of Bonn: Rankings, Highlights, Programs, Campus, Accommodation, Cost, and Admissions

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The University of Bonn is a public, research-based, higher learning institution with a history of providing quality education for more than 200 years to students in different areas and levels of study. This premier institute is one of the eleven ‘Universities of excellence’ makes it one of the best institutes to study in Germany. Bonn University has its buildings spread throughout the city of Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Rankings

The University currently ranks #105th out of 1,400 educational institutes worldwide and at the ninth place in Germany, according to the Times Higher Education.

The University of Bonn is ranked 70th worldwide as per the Academic Ranking of World Universities(Shanghai Rankings).

The University is also one of the eleven universities of Excellence in Germany.

Reasons to choose University of Bonn

  • Full subsidy for all the university studies in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. University of Bonn has no tuition fees.
  • The University has an outstanding reputation in the field of research both in Germany and abroad and boasts of a history of around 200 years.
  • With 14% of foreign students from around 141 countries, every seventh student is an international student.
  • Situated in the center of Europe, the city of Bonn is an international city in all respects- it cooperates with around 80 renowned universities from around the world.
  • Bonn has a lot of reputed research institutes other than the university itself. It is hence an excellent place to seek interesting working and researching opportunities.

University of Bonn Highlights

University TypePublic, Co-educational
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1818
Total number of Faculties7
Modes of ProgramsOn-Campus; Online (German Language Program)
Number of Academic Staff4,100
Total Enrollment38,844 students
Total International Students5,335, including 989 doctoral students
Number of Degree Programs Offered203
International Study Programs37
International Doctoral Programs12
International Student Percentage14%
Annual Cost of Attendance (International Students)8,640 EUR 
Official Websitehttps://www.uni-bonn.de/

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs for International Students at University of Bonn

The university offers an array of degree and non-degree programs to a total of nearly 38,000 students. More than 200-degree programs are available to undergraduates and graduates in Arts, Science, Education, Law, Theology and more. University of Bonn is internationally recognized for its research-based programs.

At present 23 English-language Masters programs are offered by the University of Bonn. Some of the most opted English language master programs are as following:

  • (M.Sc.) Astrophysics
  • (M.Sc.) Biochemistry
  • (M.Sc.) Computer Science
  • (M.Sc.) Life Science Informatics
  • (M.Sc.) Economics
  • (M.Sc.) Neurosciences
  • (M.A.) Applied Linguistics
  • (M.A.) Ecumenical Studies
  • (M.A.) Anthropology Of the Americas

Even though all of them are taught in English, some courses may require proof of German language competency along with qualifying scores in tests for studying in Germany. International students can contact the office for registration and application-related queries.

Campus and Accommodation

The university of bonn uses more than 350 buildings spread all over the city of Bonn. It includes five main parts:

  • Mail building- Campus city
  • Campus Poppelsdorf
  • Campus Endenich
  • University Hospital
  • Faculty of Agriculture

International students may find it difficult to find affordable accommodation at the beginning of their new semester as the demand is too high. Campus housing is administered by a separate entity: Studierendenwerk Bonn (Student Service Agency). The Studierendenwerk has 35 student dorms in total and more than 1,000 rooms available for international students. Applicants need to file out an application form provided by the Studierendenwerk.

Various other student dorms offer 500 inexpensive rooms and apartments, however, they may be private and may be found via local newspapers and university bulletin boards. AStA Bonn, the general student committee also provides housing-related links and tips.

International students can find accommodation via online portals like Zimmer frei or Bonn city district comparison to find rooms that fit their budgetary needs.

All international students are requested to look for housing facilities well in advance as not having arranged the same might cause unnecessary hindrance upon arrival into Germany.

University of Bonn Admissions

Application Deadlines for undergraduate programs are July 15th in winter and January 15th for summer.

There are varying dates and requirements for post-graduate programs. Candidates are advised to browse their respective departments on the university’s official website to know the exact requirements and deadlines for University of Bonn 2020-2021 admissions.

Requirements for International Students

  • Official Transcripts in English, German, or French.
  • **Proof of German Language Proficiency: TestDaF (minimum result of TDN 4 in all sections); DSH (pass German Language Proficiency Test for admission to higher education)
  • Copy of Passport
  • ##Mandatory Health Insurance
  • ***Adequate Financial Security Statement

Note: **All candidates that do not belong from EU countries need to provide the required proficiency level in German language. Candidates who fail to do so can take up German language crash course offered by the University of Bonn.

Some programs offered at the University of Bonn are designed specifically for international students where the mode of instruction is solely English. No German language proficiency is required to pursue such programs.

##Public Health Insurance is available at 90 EUR in Germany.

***Non-EU students need to provide necessary financial security statements proving they can afford 853 EUR/month or 10,236 EUR per year. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the German student visa.

How to Apply?

Candidates seeking admission to University of Bonn may apply by emailing their application to the admissions office at the institute. Online applications will be available according to the respective program’s deadlines provided on their pages.

Admissions and Rejections

All candidates will be informed about their subsequent admissions or rejections by mid-August (winter) or mid-April (summer). If the application is accepted, the University requires an Annahmeerklärung or a 'declaration of acceptance' within the deadline which will be mentioned in their acceptance letter. Selected candidates need to send their acceptance declaration. Those failing to do so will result in a cancellation of their admissions. The semester dates for both sessions are mentioned below:

SemesterStartEnd
Winter October 1stMarch 31st
SummerApril 1stSeptember 30th

University of Bonn Fees & Other Expenses

The University of Bonn is tuition-free. The table below shows the estimated annual costs a student will need to pay while attending the University of Bonn.

ExpenseAmount in EUR
Administration Fee480€
Living Expenses7,200€
Health Insurance1,080€
Total8,760€

Financial Aid

International students may avail financial aid through Brot fur die Welt, KAAD, and DAAD along with other scholarships in Germany.

  • International students can diminish their expenses and gain experience by getting a student job. Germany allows international students to work for 120 full days or 240 half days in a year without any special permission.
  • The minimum wage policy of Germany ensures that all students are paid at least 8.84 EUR per hour. This applies to all student jobs.

Students working as academic assistants have no time restrictions in terms of employment days and can work for as long as they desire.

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University of Bonn Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population38043
Average Cost of Attendance$7,215 / Year

Attendance Cost

$7,215

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

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Post Graduate Program$7,215 / Year
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    I choose to study at the University of Bonn as it is an internationally recognized research university. When I was searching for the university I found it excellent in terms of collaborations with the renowned universities and research institutes from around the world. I applied to the university with the help of an application that was available on the university's website.


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    My course is a two-year research-oriented program. The curriculum is entirely taught in English and divided into modules, combining courses, lectures, seminars and laboratory work. The major objective of my course is to provide us with training in the rapidly expanding field of Neuroscience.

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