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Before your studies

Welcome at the Department of Geography in Bonn!

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You are interested in studying Geography, but you don´t know yet which degree program suits you best?

Here you will find information on our different degree programs and support with choosing the right program. For more general information, please refer to the "Before your studies" section of the University of Bonn website.

Before learning more about our degree programs, please note that our bachelor´s and master´s degree programs are taught in German for the most part (with the exception of the master´s degree program Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security). Therefore, the DSH certificate is required at the time of enrolment. The DSH is a university language exam serves as proof of sufficient German language proficiency for taking up university studies in German. While most of our courses are taught in German, some seminars and examinations are/ can be held in English. Please find information on the different degree programs and respective modules below.

What is Geography about?

The interdisciplinary approach between natural sciences and social sciences is a salient feature of Geography and is reflected in our diverse course offer. Researching hydrology, geomorphology, climatology and vegetation is part of the Physical Geography while urban development, population, economic, and social Geography belong to the field of Human Geography.

Information for applicants

All degree programs have restricted admission and can be started in the winter semester. The application deadline for most degree programs is July 15. Please make sure to carefully read through the information for each degree program as different deadlines may apply. Applications for bachelor´s degree programs are organized centrally by the Student Registry while the master´s degree programs are subject to departmental application processes.

You can also take a look at our flyer:

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