Study in Bonn - What you need to know

Congratulations, we are happy to welcome you in Bonn for your studies of the Master's programme 'Strategy and International Security'. On this website, students can find useful information about enrollment, accommodation, and formalities before arriving in Bonn. Also the programme for the opening week will be published here soon.

See you in October!

Student accomodation

Generally, the University of Bonn does not provide accomodation. However, here are some options students can consider: The Studierendenwerk (Student dorm rooms) offers students dormitories in Bonn, Rheinbach, and Sankt Augustin. The offer includes single rooms in shared flats, apartments, double apartments, and two- to four-room apartments. The rent includes all incidental costs such as electricity and heating as well as broadband internet access. Prices range from 280 Euros to 540 Euros, depending on the size and location of the appartment. More information and the application portal can be found on the Website of the Studierendenwerk.

Other options on the private market include shared rooms or single flats ('WG' in German for 'Wohngemeinschaft'). A website frequently used by students is WG-gesucht.

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© Bernadett Yehdou / Universität Bonn
Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Volker Lannert / Universität Bonn

The City of Bonn

Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, is located in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia in the west of Germany. As the German city of the United Nations (UN), Bonn hosts 20 UN agencies, numerous international organizations, and governmental institutions. With a rich and diverse history, including Roman ruins, the birth place of the famous musician and composer Beethoven, and its important role in modern German history, Bonn is popular among both international and German tourists. The city sits at the river Rhine and is surrounded by forests and nature parks. Bonn is a modern, happy and cosmopolitan city with an exceptionally high quality of life and regional carnival.

Becoming a student in Bonn

After enrollment, students receive an Email from the Student Registry including information on the semester fee (Semesterbeitrag) and the bank account number. The semester fee is currently around 320 euros. After the semester contribution has been paid, students will get a Student-ID that is connected with an Email-Account as a student of the University of Bonn. Additionally, the Student-ID is necessary to get WIFI-access in all University buildings.

During the Opening Weeks students will be informed about the application processes for classes and the admission for exams via the platform BASIS. Furthermore, they will receive information about eCampus, the central learning platform at the University of Bonn.

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© Bernadett Yehdou / Universität Bonn


Students at the Unversity of Bonn


International Students


Nationalities studying in Bonn

Welcome Days by the International Office

The Welcome Days are an opportunity for new students and doctoral students from abroad to gather information on the most important issues, such as enrollment, registration with the local authorities, and opening a bank account. Getting to know fellow international and German students and doctoral students during recreational activities is another benefit of the Welcome Days.

Health Insurance for Students

In order to enroll, you need to prove your health insurance in Germany. International students are free to choose between different insurers and providers (public and private).

City registration

In order to apply for a residence permit, to open a bank account or to get a German tax ID, students need to register in the City of Bonn. A landlord confirmation is necessary for the registration.

Connect with others

The International Office offers students a variety of programmes such as the Study Buddy programme and events. Besides, you can meet other international studens at events of the International Club or the Erasmus Student Network Bonn


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MSIS Office

Contact the MSIS office in case of questions regarding your studies and stay in Bonn.
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