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.

Key Information


The International Office at the University of Bonn does not organise accommodation but does provide students with information and advice.

Students should apply early online early in order to secure a room in a student dormitory here. The monthly rent is between 200- 550 € dependant on your room choice.

As a student dormitory cannot be guaranteed students are advised to look into private housing as well more information can be found here.


The average cost of living for one month living in Bonn is 650-800 €, this is dependant on the cost of your accommodation.

All students need to pay a fee of around 270€ per semester when enrolling at the University of Bonn. This includes a semester ticket for public transport and is not a tuition fee.


Semester 1 Semester 2
 10th October 2016- 10th February 2017  18th April 2017 - 28th July 2017

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. Below 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.