Founded in 1818, the University of Bonn is one of the leading universities in Germany and home to close to 30,000 students. Bonn is a comprehensive research university offering a large number of undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of subjects. Among its notable alumni and faculty are seven Nobel Laureates, two Fields Medalists, eleven Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners, Pope Benedict XVI, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Joseph Schumpeter.

The University is truly integrated with the city of Bonn and does not have a centralized campus. Its seven faculties, hospital, museums and research institutes are situated in various parts of the city, making it an ideal location for the student who is looking to study in an urban setting.