So, you want to study abroad in … Bonn

bonnThe University of Bonn was founded almost 200 years ago and is considered to be one of Germany’s most important institutes of higher education. With over 27,000 students, Bonn is one of the world’s leading research based Universities. For 50 years the University has built a reputation in hosting students from around the world in its immersion study abroad programmes. Each year about 500 students participate in the semester or year long exchange.

Who can apply?

The Erasmus Exchange with the Universität Bonn is open to all students on the History degree, Mediaeval History degree (single and joint honours) and Modern History degree programme (single and joint honours). Single honours students can apply to study for a year or a semester (usually Semester 1 because of the nature of the University of Bonn’s term dates). The University of Bonn offers a good selection of classes in Ancient History which makes this a suitable exchange programme for students on the History degree who wish to focus on Ancient and Mediaeval History or Ancient and Modern History. Joint honours students will require the permission of the School of their second subject before they submit their application. Unless the School of their second subject has expressly permitted it, joint honours students can apply to study in Bonn for one semester only.

The language of instruction for all History modules on offer at the university is German. Therefore we require a certain level of proficiency in German and students applying for this exchange programme will be required to sit a German language test.

The deadline for next year’s programmes is Friday 22 February 2013. Please complete the  History Abroad Application Form and return electronically to the Collaborations & Study Abroad team. For more information, please visit the School’s Study Abroad website, or email Dr Kostas Zafeiris, Study Abroad Co-ordinator of the School.


About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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