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Information for first-semester students is available here.

Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

The Department of Psychology at the University of Bonn offers both theory and research-related elements as well as practical content in applied psychology through its wide range of basic and applied psychological subjects. The close integration of basic and applied research has been an integral part of psychology in Bonn for many years, which is also reflected in the fact that the Department of Psychology in Bonn is the only departments in North Rhine-Westphalia to teach and conduct research in four applied psychological subjects (work, organisational and business psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology and legal psychology) in addition to the basic subjects.

Since the winter semester 2007/2008, we have been offering a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree programme which, together with the Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree programme that started in the winter semester 2010/2011, replaces the previous Diploma degree programme in Psychology. Through an integrative curriculum, psychology as an empirically oriented science of human behaviour and experience is to be taught through theoretical and research-related elements as well as through practical content of applied psychology in order to optimally qualify students for practice and scientific research.

In March 2008, the department moved into two extensively renovated buildings, which are attractively furnished and have state-of-the-art teaching facilities. Students will find excellent study conditions here.

A university outpatient clinic for psychotherapy, well-equipped oculomotor and experimental laboratories, a gene laboratory and a video laboratory for carrying out behavioural observation with the latest technology and software are further features of our department.

Important: None of the offered programs for psychology are taught in English. 

While most of the literature and parts of the courses are in English, the courses and the language of instruction are in German and German is required to apply successfully (B2/C1).

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For general enquiries, please contact the secretary of the Managing Director Prof. Dr Rainer Banse and his deputy Prof. Dr Martin Reuter.


+49 228 / 73-43 87


Room 0.019
Kaiser-Karl-Ring 9
53111 Bonn

Student counselling

Academic counselling, student counselling and mentoring services for the B.Sc. Psychology, M.Sc. Psychology and B.A. (accompanying subject) Psychology degree programmes


+49 228 / 73-4149

+49 228 / 73-4660


Room 1.009 / 1.021
Kaiser-Karl-Ring 9
53111 Bonn

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Facility management, rental and management of media and demonstration equipment


Opening hours

Detailed consultations by appointment.

  • Monday - Friday
    08.00 - 18.00 
  • Saturday and Sunday

Arrival by car

Arrival by bus and train

Leave the train/metro at Bonn main station and take either a taxi (fare approx. €8) or tram line 61 to the "LVR-Kliniken" stop, the institute is located directly opposite the clinic at the stop.

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