Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms- Universität Bonn

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms- Universität Bonn Overview

The University of Bonn was founded almost 200 years ago and is considered to be one of Germany's and indeed Europe's most important institutes of higher education. Home of learning to over 34,000 students, the university of Bonn enjoy an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad.
Swansea University currently has agreements in place with the University of Bonn for the College of Arts and Humanities and the department of English.

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying English Language and English Literature. 

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 8th October 2018- 1st February 2019  1st April 2019 - 12th July 2019

Orientation (Welcome Week): takes place one week before or at the beginning of each semester (beginning October/April). Attendance is highly recommended as individual support for late arrivals is very restricted. Organisational matters including enrolment take place only during the orientation!!

Examinations may take place during the first weeks after the lecture period. For details please ask the Erasmus departmental coordinator.

Application Deadline: 15th May 2018


Cost of living
On average: 700-800 € per month (depending on price for accommodation)

Average cost of accommodation
Dormitory: € 200 - € 550
Private accommodation: € 350- € 600 per month.

Semester ticket
All students need to pay a fee of about € 290 per semester when enrolling at the University of Bonn after arrival. It includes a semester ticket for all public transportation in and around Bonn
Note: This is NOT a tuition fee.


As in many university towns, the housing situation in Bonn, is quite difficult. So students are highly advised to apply very early for a room in a dormitory, but also to start searching for private accommodation as early as possible.
Students are responsible for arranging their accommodation. The International Office of the University of Bonn itself does not arrange accommodation, but supports students with information and advice.
Therefore, students are highly advised to read carefully all the information about accommodation at: www.uni-bonn.de/studying/international-students/erasmus/housing-in-bonn

For getting a room in a student dormitory, students should apply online very early at https://tl1host.de/SWBN/index.html?lang_id=2

More Information are available at http://www.studentenwerk-bonn.de/wohnen/
Email: wohnen@studentenwerk-bonn.de
Useful information on how to apply etc at www.uni-bonn.de/studying/international-students/erasmus/housing-in-bonn
monthly rent: between 200 € - 550 €

Please note: The “Studierendenwerk” is not part of the University of Bonn itself and the International Office cannot influence their decisions.
As a room in a dormitory of the Studentenwerk cannot be guaranteed, students are advised to search for private housing at the same time.
More information available at www.uni-bonn.de/studying/international-students/erasmus/housing-in-bonn

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.