Economics in Bonn

Economics in Bonn - Valuable academic and cultural experience

You consider spending a semester at the Department of Economics in Bonn?

We are looking forward to welcoming you as an exchange student and to offer you a great academic experience at one of the leading institutions for economic research in Europe.  In Bonn, you can also enjoy the student life in a city with 320,000 inhabitants that is home to almost 40,000 students.

Our department and its researchers and professors enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. This is confirmed by international rankings, such as the Tilburg Ranking, as well as numerous high-ranking prizes and awards for Bonn economists - notably the Nobel Prize for Economics to Reinhard Selten in 1994.

Our Bachelor program is taught mainly in German, but we offer several courses in English every semester, (Find the English courses here). Our Master program is taught entirely in English and open also to advanced incoming Bachelor studentss.

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German Lifestyle with an international touch

Bonn, as the former capital of Germany, offers insights into German history and German culture while also being a very livable city: spread throughout the city are numerous museums and galleries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Bonn is also home to various international organizations including the UN, GIZ, and Deutsche Welle, and thus offers both an international atmosphere and numerous internship opportunities.

The beautiful 19th-century architecture of the central city, the river Rhine as well as the Beethoven House are important sights and the Siebengebirge, a nearby Nature Reserve, is always worth a trip. Special events throughout the year include  Carnival in February, the world-famous Cherry Blossom in Altstadt in March and April, various cultural events including open-air concerts, cinema, and theatre in the late summer months as well as the Christmas market throughout the city in December.


Located the the heart of Europe

Bonn is a medium-sized city, which makes it easy to ride your bike all over town. In addition, public transport is also well developed. Moreover, Bonn is located in the heart of Europe and perfectly connected for traveling throughout the country (Cologne, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin...) as well as the whole of Europe (London, Amsterdam, Paris...). The nearby Cologne-Bonn airport as well as a great train connection makes traveling very easy.


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Next Steps

The University of Bonn's central International Office will provide you with general information to help you plan and prepare for your time as a student at the University of Bonn. Here, you can find practical information regarding the necessary formalities before and after your arrival in Bonn including enrolment, housing and language courses. The International Office also organizes a welcome week to help you socialize with your fellow international and German students.

The International Coordinator of the Department of Economics provides guidance with regard to the academic part of your stay at the University of Bonn. She provides information on available courses and exam registration, signs your learning agreement and other forms, and puts you in touch with other students at the Department.

Important Information:

Nominated Students

You have been nominated by your home university for a semester at the University of Bonn and you want to prepare for your time studying abroad? Here you find important information about entering Germany and applying for a visa, finding accommodation and insurance.

Courses & extra offers

Exchange students can take our Bachelor classes or our Master classes (open to Master students & advanced bachelor students ). Furthermore, there are several classes available which are offered by other departments:

Dates & Deadlines

Find all Dates and Deadlines at the Department of Economics as well as the semester periods to plan your semester in Bonn.

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