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Services of the Department

  • Fachschaft (student representatives): Link
  • Bonn University Shakespeare Company: Link
  • English Department Film Society: Link
  • YAO - Young Academics Outreach: Link
  • Writers' Bloc: Link.


Services of the University

  • Exam Office of the Arts Faculty (Prüfungsamt der Philosophischen Fakultät): Link. Documents for all programmes.
  • Basis-Portal: Link. Course catalogue and exam registration.
  • ecampus: Link. Platform for course materials and communication.Services of the Department
  • Studentensekretariat: Link. Admissions, subject changes, applying for leave of absence (Beurlaubungen).
  • Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn: Link.
  • Hochschulrechenzentrum (HRZ): Link.
  • WLAN on campus, access to the University network (Bonnet) from home via a VPN connection: Link.
  • AStA: Link. The student representative body giving advice on various aspects of studying and living in Bonn.
  • Studentenwerk: Link. Runs refectories and halls of residence.
  • Hochschulsport: Link.
  • Katholische Hochschulgemeinde: Link.
  • Evangelische Studierendengemeinde: Link.
  • Student radio on FM 96,8: Link. The Miller and Johnson Show - Radio programme in English.


  • Form to testify that a paper is your own work: Download.
  • Voice of the Shuttle: Link. Resources for any subject and aspect of the humanities and social sciences.
  • Research databases licensed to the University: Link. Access on campus, at home via a VPN connection.
  • Linguist List: Link. Comprehensive resource for linguistics.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED): Link. Access only from the university network, accessible via VPN.
  • Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn: Link.
  • Project Gutenberg: Link. Free download of literary texts whose copyright has expired.
  • Early Canadiana Online: Link. Free download of early Canadian literary texts.
  • Digibib: Link. Researching scholarly texts in libraries in Bonn, Germany, and beyond; Fernleihe.
  • Tutorial for researching scholarly literature (Hillrichs/Warden): Link.
  • Developing a term paper in literary and cultural studies (Hillrichs): Download.
  • Guidelines for writing a term paper in linguistics (Dr. Anne Barron): Link.
  • Style sheet "Issues" (Meyer/Erhardt): Link.
  • MLA Styleguide: Link. Formal guidelines for term papers in literary and cultural studies.
  • Tutorial for using the department library: Link.
  • Advanced use of search engines/catalogues: Link.
  • Foxit Reader: Link. Pdf reader that allows you to edit documents: highlighting and commenting.
  • Campus licence Citavi: Link. Software/Plugin for Firefox and MS Word to manage bibliographical data.
  • Zotero: Link. Plugin for Firefox and MS Word to manage bibliographical data.

English Language Practice

  • Grammar Exercises (Sammon): Link
  • Merriam Webster Online Thesaurus: Link.
  • TOEFL: Link. Certificate of English language proficiency.
  • IELTS: Link. Certificate of English language proficiency.
  • The Guardian (Online): Link.
  • The New York Times (Online): Link.

Studying and Working Abroad

  • Studying/International Programmes section of this website: Link.
  • IAAK Erasmus pages: Link.
  • Bonn University International Office: Link.
  • PONS Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften Austauschprogramm Inland: Link.
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD): Link.
  • CouchSurfing: Link.

Living in Bonn

  • Halls of residence (Studentenwerk): Link.
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  • Car sharing (Mitfahrgelegenheiten): Link.
  • Choices: Link. Cinema guide for Bonn and Cologne.
  • Brotfabrik: Link. Theatre and art-house cinema.
  • Theater der Stadt Bonn (theatre, opera, dance): Link.
  • Theater im Ballsaal: Link.
  • The Bonn Players: Link. Theatre group that performs English plays.
  • Museumsmeile: Link. A number of museums of national rank in Bonn.
  • R(h)einkultur: Link. Annual music festival in Rheinaue.
  • Rhein in Flammen: Link. Annual fireworks along the Rhine.
  • Flea market in the Rheinaue: Link. Every month in summer.
  • Siebengebirge: Link. A range of hills south of Bonn. 

Financial Matters

  • Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (BAFöG): Link.
  • Link. Database for grants.
  • Comparison of tuition fee loans: Link.



  • Bonn University career center: Link.
  • Bonn University alumni network: Link.
  • ZEIT Campus: Link.
  • InternTown: Link. Platform for internships and interns.
  • Link. Platform for postgraduate grants and networking.
  • Link. Job platform for academics.

Academic Networking

  • H-Net: Link. Calls for papers worldwide.
  • Deutscher Anglistenverband: Link.
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien: Link
  • Gesellschaft für neue englischsprachige Literaturen (asnel/gnel): Link.