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.
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.
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.
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.
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The study program is very unique, integrating different fields like biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and pharmacy into one program. While learning all of the basics you get an insight into possible research fields after finishing your studies. This way it prepares you perfectly for being a researcher yourself later. The sole negative aspect is the administration,...
During the first year, I had many basic courses and I learned something about almost every field of Geography. That is a lot of work but it is very cool to have a basic knowledge of so many different things. In the second year, it is possible to choose the courses in the field you are most interested in. And in addition, you can choose courses from other subjects as well....
The University of Bonn is a tradional university, that offers a good education and a broad spectrum of on campus activities. It could invest more in modernisation and technology. The bureaucracy would benefit from more personell, as well as more additional education offers like accessable language courses.