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Before arrival: completion of a Learning Agreement

Regardless of whether you come to our faculty as part of an exchange program or organize your own stay - find out in advance which modules you would like to complete with the module descriptions and clarify with the examination authority of your home university (In the case of study abroad semester/year) what credit options are available and with our faculty, in which study program you are best enrolled in at the University of Bonn. The result should be an agreement between you, your home university, and the Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Bonn, in which the desired modules, the coursework and examinations to be completed at our faculty and their eligibility at your home university are recorded , For students who come to us through exchange programs, the signature for the Bonn page is provided by the ERASMUS representative; for students who organize their own stay, by the Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Protestant Theology.


In order to study at the University of Bonn, you have to enroll as a regular student for a degree course, even if you do not earn a degree from us. Enrollment takes place in the student secretariat of the University of Bonn, Poppelsdorfer Allee 49; You will need your passport / ID card, application for enrollment and proof of health insurance.

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After enrolling, it is best to come to our Examinations Office during the opening hours to register. There you will receive pertinent information relating to your studies here, including any important examination dates.

Course Registration

After visiting the examination office, you should register for the lectures in the electronic course catalog BASIS , which you would like to attend next semester. How this works and which events you should register for is available at the Examinations Office.

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Course Registration

Electronic Course Catalog: BASIS

An overview of the current and upcoming semester can be found in the BASIS electronic course catalogue. The course catalogue is divided into subjects, degree programs and modules. The degree programs of our faculty can be found in the course catalogue under the subject "Protestant Theology". An overview divided according to theological disciplines can be found under the degree course "Church Exams / Magister (unmodularised)".

eCampus, the online student portal

eCampus is an important part of many courses. Teachers can provide you with downloadable documents for each session and the entire course. Sometimes you will also find surveys, self-tests, videos or forums as a supplement to the contents of the course. If you are registered for a course in BASIS and have been admitted by the Dean of Studies (Registration alone is not enough), you will automatically be added to the corresponding eCampus course and will find it on your personal start page after logging in. Teachers can also add students directly in eCampus, provided they have a university ID.

Types of Courses

Vorlesungen (lectures)

A teacher stands in front of the lectern, usually in a lecture hall, and presents the content. Lecturers often supplement their presentation with texts that are distributed, PowerPoint presentations and / or other media. The task of the students is primarily to listen, think and write. 


In proseminars the students learn methodical work steps. In contrast to lectures, the individual students are more challenged and usually have to work through texts or prepare certain tasks in preparation for each session. The focus is on conversation and discussion, and for this reason, preparation and workload is higher.

(Haupt) Seminars

In (main) seminars more complex questions are discussed based on the methods learned in the proseminars. As a rule, students take part in presentations in which they summarize research positions on a question and also take a critical position in the subsequent discussion. In order to be able to attend a (main) seminar, one must have already attended a proseminar in the respective sub-discipline.  


The working style in upper seminars is similar to seminars, but the questions are even deeper and bring the participants up to date with the current research. Participants are expected to have a certain familiarity with the methods and research directions in the respective theological disciplines. Oberseminare are not compulsory, and, ass a rule, they may only be visited after attending a seminar.


Exercises are a kind of middle ground between seminars and lectures. It combines some lecture style teaching with independent work and projects outside and during class. In many modules, exercises may be given as alternatives to attending seminars.


Repetitorien serve to bundle and supplement the knowledge already acquired in a theological discipline in preparation for the final exam. They are only for Protestant Theology with degree Kirchl. Exam / Mag.theol.


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