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Starting your studies

For those of you just starting out, we have put together everything you need to know about embarking on your studies on this page. This includes registration, the orientation week and more details of events for first-semester students.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Friederike Pauk/GIUB

Information events for first-semester students

We extend a warm welcome to our first-semester students at the Department of Geography in October and put on an information event, which is often subdivided by degree program. The programs for the german degree programs are available on here.

Here you will find an overview of the planned information events of the Georisk Master.


Examinations forming part of Geography bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are held alongside your studies in accordance with the relevant examination regulations. This means that you will need to submit your application for admission to the bachelor’s or master’s examination (“registration”) as early as your first program-related semester.

For the B.Sc. Geographie and M.Sc. Geographie examination registration please see here.

Once you have completed the form, please post the first page together with the necessary enclosures (certificate of enrollment showing number of semesters completed plus, for bachelor’s students, a photograph) in the mailbox in front of the Examination Office of Geography or mail it to us.

You will need to be registered in order to sign up for examinations in BASIS.

This applies to all geography students, including bachelor’s students taking geography as a minor and students who have transferred from another degree program or university.

Exception: registration for students on teaching degrees take place in the BZL (Bonner Zentrum für Lehrerbildung, Poppelsdorfer Allee 15).

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University Life in Bonn

To make your start at our university easy, you´ll find a lot of information about living and studying in Bonn here.

Study Compass

Here you´ll find the study compass of the WiTe 23/24. It provides a good overview about starting your studies in Bonn.

ULB offers

The Universitäts- und Landesbiblitohek Bonn - the main library of the university - has different offers for new students on their website.

Preliminary courses in geography

There are no preliminary courses for new geography students at bachelor’s level. You will be given all the important organizational information about your studies during the orientation week (so it’s vitally important you take part) and will get an introduction into the content you will be covering in the subject in module B0 “Introduction to Geography.” This is a lecture given during your first semester and is a prerequisite for many other Geography modules.


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