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Information for Foreign Students - in English

Study abroad with the ERASMUS programme

Thank you for your interest in studying at the Institute of History of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. We look forward to welcoming you to our university. The following information will help you plan and prepare for your time as a student at the University of Bonn.


International Office

The International Office is in charge of all formal and organisational questions concerning the ERASMUS programme.
Dezernat für Internationale Angelegenheiten – International Office
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53
D-53115 Bonn 
ERASMUS Co-ordinators of the International Office:
Susanne Maraizu
(ERASMUS Institutional Co-ordinator)
Tel: +49-228-73 5949
Fax: +49-228-736793
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Carina Rong
(Programme Assistant)
Tel.: +49-228-73 68777
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Office hours: per eMail

The International Office provides help with the following questions:

The website of the International Office contains information concerning the following questions which are also summarised at

  • Studying in Bonn
  • How to apply
  • Living in Bonn
  • Accommodation
  • Pre-departure information
  • After arrival
  • Learning German
  • Welcome Week

This website also contains the online registration form for students who have been nominated by their home university. Application deadlines are: 


  • May 15 for the winter semester (october-february)
  • December 1 for the summer semester (april-august)


After submitting the completed online form, a print-out of the form has to be signed by your ERASMUS co-ordinator and be sent to the appropriate departmental ERASMUS co-ordinator at the University of Bonn (see below for contact details). Please do not send this form to the International Office! You will find the application form and further information on the application process here.


Departmental ERASMUS Co-ordinators


The departmental ERASMUS co-ordinators are in charge of the academic aspects of the exchange. They help you prepare your curriculum and will issue your transcript of records.


Departmental ERASMUS Co-ordinator for the Institute of History

Dr. Simon Ebert
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft
Konviktstr. 11
D-53113 Bonn
Tel: +49-(0)228-73-5179
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Office Hours (during semester): Monday, 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, 9-11 a.m., Room No. 1.012

No office hours until further notice. Please contact me via email!

The departmental co-ordinator helps you with the following questions:

After your nomination you send a print-out of the online application form signed by the ERASMUS co-ordinator of your home university to the departmental co-ordinator. After that you will receive information on the courses offered at the Institute of History from the departmental co-ordinator. The "Kommentierte Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (basis) will give you an initial overview of the courses offered. The KVV for the winter semester usually appears in July, the KVV for the summer semester in February.

After your arrival you should contact your departmental co-ordinator in order to finalise your curriculum and to receive a registration form which you need to be enrolled at the university. You will find further information on the enrolment process here.

Towards the end of your stay in Bonn the departmental co-ordinator will issue a transcript of records which certifies your study results.