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Living in Bonn

Bonn is a picturesque city on the Rhine and is part of a region vibrant with media and culture including the TV networks RTL and WDR, the radio stations Deutsche Welle and Deutschlandfunk, and nationally renowned museums and theatres. It is an ideal place to study, to live, and to start your career.


The IAAK offers several activities to take part in: You can join the student representatives (Fachschaft), or the Bonn University Shakespeare Company (BUSC).

The university's sports courses (Hochschulsport). are a nice and inexpensive way to be active and meet other students. Or why not take part in the student radio FM 96,8 ? They even have a radio programme in English, "The Miller and Johnson Show": (Radio).

Bonn02If you are looking for a place to stay, you can contact the "Studentenwerk" who run most of the halls of residence in Bonn: (SWB). For private lodging, the websites (Student-flats) and (Search flats) may be helpful.

Bonn's lively cultural scene includes theatres and art-house cinemas such as the Brotfabrik (Brotfabrik), the main Theater der Stadt Bonn (Bonn Theatre) or the Theater im Ballsaal (Ballsaal). In addition to the Bonn University Shakespeare Company, The Bonn Players (Players) also perform plays in English. The Museumsmeile (Museums) is home to a number of museums of national repute. Every year, the music festival R(h)einkultur (Music festival) takes place in Bonn as well as impressive fireworks along the Rhine called Rhein in Flammen (Fireworks).


If you are looking for documents or administrative information, the following links might be helpful:

  • 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.