Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelm University of Bonn.
First degree/qualification: Diplom or Magister Artium (4-5 years). Staatsexamen (state examinations) in law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, food technology and education.
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 2.5/5.0.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Completed degree preferred or completion of grundstudium (basic studies) and/or intermediate examinations vordiplom/zwischenprüfung) with two additional semesters of study in hauptstudium (main studies). Erste staatsexamen (first state examinations) in law and education.
Documents required: Scheine (certificates of participation) or list of courses completed with dates of completion and marks earned; zeugnises (testimonial certificates) for all exams and degrees completed; all documents stamped by institutions attended. Staatsexamen documents are stamped by state in which exams are sat. All documents in English and German.
Description: Instituted in 1777. A traditional university. Besides degree programs provides coursework for professional preparation in law, pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, food technology and teaching. In these fields the state (länder) serves as the official examining body. Usual admission requirement is the reifezeugnis (secondary school certificate) (grade 13).
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On semester system but assessment of student's performance from course marks is of limited value. When available course grades are reported as numeric marks or verbal mentions. Often courses are passed with success, "mit erfolg". Intermediate and degree examination results have more weight.
Language of instruction: German.
Promotion (Doctorate): Minimum of 8 semesters after first degree; by research, dissertation and oral examination. Document verifying completion of program is called Promotionsurkunde.
Last updated: May 09, 2005