The University of Bonn is one of the world's leading research based Universities and therefore it is no surprise that we operate on an international level. They particularly specialize in the fields of research and teaching and this has led to the evolving into the position of a truly prominent international institution.

Top reasons to study here

  • Excellent relationships to renowned universities and research institutes from around the world.
  • Bonn is without question one of Germany's leading universities.
  • The University of Bonn is a globally respected and networked research university.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Social Sciences (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Law (1)



The University of Bonn was founded almost 200 years ago and is considered to be one of Germany's and indeed Europe's most important institutes of higher education.


The University of Bonn is an internationally active research university. With its excellent relationships to renowned universities and research institutes from around the world, the University of Bonn regards itself as a significant actor within the transnational knowledge society. The large international student body, a high mobility of local students as well as its status as a highly sought-after university for research stays in Germany underpin this self-image.


The University of Bonn is a globally respected and networked research university with a clearly defined academic profile and defined fields of excellence in research. Some indicators of the success of Bonn’s researchers include two Nobel Prizes, numerous Leibniz Prizes and other academic honors as well as “third-party funds” amounting to about 154 million euros, which are raised each year in stiff competition with other researchers.


Students are continually provided with the unique opportunity of playing an active role in research projects. And a solid education that is based on research-linked degree courses means that graduates of the University of Bonn will possess distinct advantages when they enter the labour market - the same kind of advantages that teaching staff obtain through the experience of teaching at our University.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

  • Central Student Counselling Service

Housing services

Finding a payable room is one challenge for new students in Bonn, especially for international students without German language skills. The Studierendenwerk Bonn - an independent public institution - offers rooms in student's residences. Due to an increasing number of students the rooms are fully booked quite quickly! In Bonn we have sometimes a housing shortage for cheap accommodations (e.g. at start of the winter semester), therefore it is important to search as soon as possible an accommodation.

Library services


  • Fachinformationsdienst Romanistik (Specialised Information Service for Romance Studies)
  • Special Collection with a focus on Agriculture
  • Legal Deposit- Bonn Collection of Depository Copies
  • Historical Prints
  • Digital Collections
  • Historical Newspapers
  • Historical Libraries
  • Manuscripts
  • Incunabula
  • Bequets
  • Music Collection
  • Further Collections

ICT services

The HRZ (University Computer Center) offers a number of services that every student or staff member of the University of Bonn can use with their Uni-ID. You will soon find information on all of our services in English here.

Student Life

Campus life

The university uses more than 350 buildings scattered all over the Bonn area. The most impressive site is undoubtedly the historic Main Building located in the city centre. It was originally the palatial residence of the prince electors and is now home to the arts and the theological faculties. Together with the adjacent Hofgarten park, this architectural landmark is an important ingredient of The University's unmistakable charm.

Other important university sites include the Juridicum, for Law and Economics, located a short distance south of the Main Building, the grand buildings in Poppelsdorf, which house the agricultural and natural science faculties, and the University Clinic, set high atop Venusberg.

Student clubs

  • AIESEC, Lokalkomitee Bonn
  • Amnesty International Hochschulgruppe Bonn
  • Asienhaus-Hochschulgruppe
  • BIMUN/SINUB e.V. - Bonn International Model United Nations
  • Birkarlarna ÄSB
  • Connexxion Bonn, Christliche Studentengruppe
  • Debattierclub an der Universität Bonn
  • Effektiver Altruismus Bonn
  • ELSA-Bonn e.V. (unabhängige Vereinigung von Jurastudenten)
  • ERASMUS Student Network Bonn (ESN Bonn e.V.)
  • European Medical Students' Association (EMSA) - Bonn
  • Greenpeace Hochschulgruppe Bonn
  • Hilking Society Bonn
  • IAAS, International Association of students in Agriculture and related Sciences
For more information please visit the programme website.

Student Reviews

Studying in Germany's former capital
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Overall, the University of Bonn provided me with a good foundation for my future studies.
Best College
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
One of the best University
Short and sweet over Uni-Bonn
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
The study program is great because you can pursue whatever you want. But this also leaves some students directionless. It is difficult to cultivate a good social life with fellow students in the program because we split off into different institutes to do our master's theses. Overall, it is a great program, but it needs some work