I want to do a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Bonn, Germany. I want to know the whole admission process, total expenses, other documents, stipend, like everything I want to know. Please help! Hoping for a positive reply.?

Asked by Adeeba over 2 years ago

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Hello Adeeba. Hope you’re doing good!

As per my information, University of Bonn, Germany is a public research institute. The university invites applicants for their Summer and Winter intakes. Before applying to the university, a candidate needs to be well informed about the application process, documents required, eligibility criteria, course fee etc. 

I have tried to add all the relevant information that you might need to know about The University of Bonn, Germany below- 

Application Process

  • You need to apply to the university by filling out the application form given on the university’s official website.
  • You will receive an email once you are done with filling the application form/
  • The email contains a PDF which you need to print, sign and then send it to the university, along with other documents. 



You must have English and German language proficiency and below is the minimum requirement. 

1. English Proficiency Requirement

TOEFL - 72-94

IELTS - 5.5-6.0

2. German Proficiency Requirement

TestDaF - Above TDN-4

Goethe-Zertifikat - B-2 level


Documents Required

  1. Updated Curriculum Vitae
  2. Copy of Passport
  3. German Language Proficiency Certificate
  4. Record of the successful studies (transcripts for each studied term)

Apart from this, there are country specific academic requirements for international students. Thus you need to check if you match the eligibility criterion that is set out for the country that you’re from. If you could just tell me about your educational qualifications, I might be able to fetch out more information for you and we can together figure out if your academics fulfil the requirements. 


Khushi Shukla

Khushi Shukla

Senior Consultant

Greetings! Starting a PhD journey in Organic Chemistry at the University of Bonn is a commendable decision. Here’s a step-by-step guide to navigating the process. 

First, you must secure a doctoral advisor from the University of Bonn who aligns with your research interests. You can do this by exploring the faculty profiles on the university's website and reaching out with a detailed research proposal. 

The application will typically require your academic transcripts, a detailed CV, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and your research proposal. Proficiency in English must be demonstrated through tests like TOEFL or IELTS unless exempted. 

While tuition fees are waived in Germany, there is a semester fee of about 300 EUR that covers student services and public transportation. Living expenses in Bonn are estimated at 800 to 1,000 EUR per month. 

Most PhD candidates at the University of Bonn are funded, with stipends coming from university positions or external funding bodies, usually between 1,200 to 1,500 EUR per month, which comfortably covers living expenses. 

For your visa, ensure you have a valid passport, proof of financial resources, acceptance letter, and health insurance, which is compulsory in Germany. 

This comprehensive approach should help prepare you effectively for your PhD at the University of Bonn. Best wishes on your academic path! 





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