International matters & Culture

Eine chinesische Studentin trägt auf der Bühne der Mensa Nassestraße ein traditionelles Lied vor. Sie ist festlich gekleidet und trägt ein feuerrotes Kleid. Ihre Arme sind ausgebreitet, sie gestikuliert zum Song. In einer Hand hält sie einen Fächer. Die Bühnenwand ist mit einem Beamer beleuchtet. Dort sind Kirschblüten und ein Sonnenuntergang zu erkennen.

Service point for international matters

As service point for international matters, we make sure that foreign students feel comfortable in their new surroundings, get along well and find connections. A lively exchange between the many cultures of origin is very important to us.

Students from abroad can order the Dorm Basic Set from us, which provides basic equipment for the dormitory so that they can quickly settle into their new home. Additionally, we provide advice on all questions regarding everyday student life. We also have an open ear for their concerns.

At our events, such as the annual Chinese New Year, we bring foreign and German students together, thus facilitating integration in Germany.

Zu sehen sind Inhalte aus dem Dorm Basic Set. Zu erkennen sind eine Pfanne, ein Topf, ein Internetkabel, Kleiderbügel, Handtücher, Bettwäsche, Besteck und Geschirr.

Dorm Basic Set

The Dorm Basic Set is a special offer for students from abroad who are only able to travel with limited luggage to their new home in Germany. The basic equipment "Dorm Basic Set" provides you with basic utensils you will need every day, such as bedding and essential kitchen equipment. Thus, you can concentrate on your studies without stress and settle into your new four walls.


International Guesthouse

The International Guesthouse in the city district of Endenich is a modern, inviting building. Scientists from all over the world meet there and may soon call it their "home away from home". The guesthouse consists of 64 newly renovated apartments and is run by the Studierendenwerk Bonn. It is exclusively available to the University of Bonn. For this reason, reservations can only be made via the Welcome Center for International Researchers at the University of Bonn.

...more about the International Guesthouse

Chinese New Year

Vogelperspektive auf den gefüllten Saal, der im Dämmerlicht zu sehen ist. Die Bühne, auf der ein Moderatorenduo steht, ist schwach beleuchtet. Rote Accessoires verleihen dem Saal im Kombination mit dem gedimmten Licht eine feierliche Stimmung.

Since 2013, we have organised the Chinese New Year in cooperation with students. Also known as Spring Festival, it is the most important traditional holiday in China. The date is aligned with the Chinese lunar calendar and therefore traditionally takes place on January or February.


German-French exchange between Bonn and Toulouse

The Student Circle Bonn-Toulouse association has existed for over 40 years and is one of the oldest German-French student exchanges. The students of the respective universities visit each other once a year. Financially and non-materially, the Student Circle Bonn-Toulouse has been promoted and supported by the Studierendenwerk Bonn for over four decades. The basis is an agreement between the Studierendenwerk Bonn and its French counterpart, the CROUS in Toulouse. In addition, the German-French Youth Office (DFJW) regularly promotes the exchange.


Französische und deutsche Studierende feiern das 40. Jubiläum des Studentischen Freundeskreises Bonn-Toulouse e.V


"Freitisch" - what is that?

„Freitisch“ translates to „Free table“ and means in a nutshell: free food for students in particular need or in distress. The aim was and is to help in an uncomplicated way.

The concept and the institution of the "Freitisch" are quite old. As early as the 1920s, there was a free lunch for particularly needy students in Bonn, the "Freitisch". At that time, it was organised by the Studentenwohl association, which is what the Studierendenwerk Bonn used to be called.

Freitisch for students of the University of Bonn in cases of social hardship

In 2016, we launched the "Freitisch" and established it for the first time in a cooperation with the AStA of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn to support students of the University of Bonn in cases of social hardship. The Freitisch simply pursues the goal of avoiding hunger and thus maintaining the ability to study. Due to the current pandemic situation, we have adjusted the admission criteria.

Find out here who and how to apply for the Freitsich.



Financing the studies in Germany

This video by our umbrella organization Deutsches Studentenwerk, offers helpful tips on financing your studies in Germany.


Katharina Kosmidis

International Affairs Representative

Lennéstraße 3
53113 Bonn

+49 228 73 4702
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Events & Culture

Are you planning to organise an event and still need a room as well as support? Thinking about e.g. Open Mics, concerts, readings, slams... Contact us! Together we can plan your event, organise it and let it take place in one of our spaces!