International Affairs

International Affairs

Nowadays, success in the life sciences is decisively determined by international networking activities. In recent years, the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn has undertaken targeted strategic and operational measures to promote such activities in order to position itself even better in the increasing global competition for students, researchers, teaching staff and research funding.

We expect international collaborations and the resulting knowledge transfer to strengthen our own scientific quality.

The following contents are addressed on this page:


students are enrolled at the University of Bonn (Dec. 2020)

 c. 4,400

of which are from abroad


of the students at the Medical Faculty are from abroad

Study abroad

Information from the Dean of Studies
Students who are planning to study abroad can find information and advice on this topic on the pages of the Dean of Studies Office.

Information of the University
The Department 6 - International Affairs of the University of Bonn provides on its pages comprehensive information on study and internship abroad as well as on the Erasmus program. Interested parties can also find out about the funding options available to students and doctoral candidates at the University of Bonn. In particular, the following topics are addressed:

  • Realization of a study or study-related internship abroad
  • Coordination of the exchange and scholarship programs Erasmus, Direct Exchange and PROMOS
Studierende im Botanischen Garten
© Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn
Studierende im Hörsaal 2
© Bernadette Yehdou / Uni Bonn

Master's Programs

In addition to the ERASMUS program, the establishment of new international master's programs and graduate schools is an important means of recruiting outstanding students in the medical field. These training programs are mostly characterized by one of the research foci of our faculty and the high expertise of its members.

The following master programs have already been established:

Doctoral Programs

In addition to the international Master's programs, a number of International doctoral programs and graduate schools have been established. The Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS) deserve special mention:

  • BIGS Drug Sciences
  • BIGS Neuroscience
  • BIGS Immunosciences and Infection
  • BIGS Clinical and Population Science

The faculty is also particularly proud of the DFG-funded IRTG 2168 Bonn & Melbourne Research and Graduate School and the International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behaviour.

© Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn
Neurotech EU
© International Office / Uni Bonn


Collaborations with other universities, especially outside of Germany, have become increasingly important in recent years. The Medical Faculty is therefore particularly proud of its long-standing cooperation with its university partners in Europe and on other continents.

Close links with non-university research institutions are also an integral part of Bonn's research strategy. Therefore, intensive research cooperations with institutes from the Helmholtz, Max Planck and Fraunhofer societies have been strengthened over a long time.


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Sarah Hammoud

Committee Management & Internationalization

Venusberg-Campus 1


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