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Bad Honnef Campus

Study in Germany in English – Join us at the home of IU in the picturesque town of Bad Honnef 

Full campus experience

Stay in modern shared flats, join IU clubs, societies and student-led events, and explore our range of amenities – all on campus. 

Better quality of life

Enjoy the more relaxed pace in a beautiful natural environment, with a lower cost of living compared to big cities. 

Work and networking opportunities

Our campus is in one of Europe’s main business and financial areas, close to the cities of Bonn and Cologne where opportunities await.

The campus

Get the full IU campus life experience in Bad Honnef

Just an hour away from the city of Bonn in western Germany, our Bad Honnef campus sits on the grounds of the historical St. Anno Park. With its beautiful, idyllic surroundings, the campus is the perfect place for you to study, live, relax and socialise. Our Bad Honnef campus is also well-equipped with a wide range of amenities and services, from state-of-the-art classrooms, library and places for online research, student apartment halls and even demonstration kitchens for practical seminars. 

Want to know it’s like to be a student at IU? Click the video on the right and join Maya as she takes you on a digital tour of our Bad Honnef campus. You’ll get a sneak peek of its essential spots, top-notch facilities, the vibrant IU community and more. 

Maya will also be chatting with the Campus Manager, Andre Nitschke, who shares valuable insights about our Bad Honnef campus and student life at IU. 

When you study with us in Bad Honnef, you’ll find yourself in a melting pot of cultures, among students, professors, and tutors from over 150 countries. Here, you'll not only gain valuable knowledge and skills, but also forge lifelong connections and create unforgettable memories with your international peers. 

In addition, our Bad Honnef campus lies in the heart of one of Europe’s main business and financial areas – this provides you with unparalleled work and networking opportunities right at your doorstep. 

Explore Bad Honnef: The “Rheinisches Nizza”

Nestled between the Rhine River and the Siebengebirge mountains, Bad Honnef is a charming town in western Germany that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and vibrant cultural experiences. Fondly nicknamed “Rheinisches Nizza” or “the Nice of Rhine” by Alexander von Humboldt, Bad Honnef boasts a mild climate, lush landscapes, and a delightful atmosphere for you to thrive in while you earn your degree.  

IU’s Bad Honnef campus is conveniently close to the bustling cities of Cologne and Bonn, providing a wealth of opportunities for weekend adventures and networking. After a productive day of studying, you can unwind in cosy cafés and restaurants just around the corner or explore sandy beaches on the nearby Grafenwerth island just 15 minutes away.   

Campus life

Embrace the vibrant campus life at IU: Food, fun, and friendship

At our Bad Honnef campus, there's never a dull moment. Engage in various activities, events, and clubs that cater to your interests and passions, ensuring a well-rounded and fun-filled university experience. From sports and cultural events to networking opportunities and social gatherings, there's always something happening on campus to keep you entertained and connected with the IU community

Fernstudium Bremen: Deinen Stoff kannst Du auch in einem Café lernen

Unwind with tasty food and drinks

Our campus offers several food and drinks options, from snacks to fine dining, so you can relax between courses or long study sessions. 

  • The IU Canteen: Our modern canteen offers you daily choices from a wide range of healthy and delicious dishes. 
  • Charly’s Lounge: Hang out, drink a coffee, and party at night in Charly's Lounge. And if our campus manager thinks the weather is good, we sometimes spontaneously grill on the roof terrace. 
  • das anno Restaurant: For more of a fine-dining feel, anno combines top cuisine with friendly service. On summer days, you can sit outside at the edge of St. Anno Park with its old trees. 

Connect with like-minded people

Dive into various student-led activities, events, clubs and societies that cater to your interests. 

  • IU Rugby Team  
  • IU Basketball Team  
  • IU Dancing Club  
  • IU Volleyball Team  
  • IU Handball Team  
  • IU Kickboxing Club  
  • IU Running Club  
  • IU Soccer Team  
  • IU Tennis Team  
Student accommodation

Feel right at home: Live on campus among other IU students

When you study at our Bad Honnef campus, you’ll have the option of renting a student room in a shared flat, in one of our six blocks of modern flats, either directly on campus or just a short walk away. 

Each student flat comes with:

  • A fully equipped kitchen 
  • A balcony or a terrace 
  • Cable TV and radio connection 
  • Wi-Fi 


Your room is furnished with:

  • A bed, a mattress, and a wardrobe 
  • A desk with a chair 
  • Shelves, an armchair and a small side table 
  • A curtain rod and curtains 


In the apartment blocks, you’ll also find:

  • A laundry and drying room 
  • Bicycle storage (Right outside the block) 
  • Parking spaces (Across campus and can be reserved for a monthly fee) 


Student accommodation: all you need to know

Cost of on-campus student accommodation

Our accommodation fees start at 500€ and are calculated per person to include all costs such as water, heating, electricity and internet.

There are three categories of apartments: one-person, two-person and three person. In all categories, all students have a private individual room for themselves.

Apply for on-campus student accommodation

Spots are limited, therefore apply in advance by completing the following form as soon as possible!

Please take note that the distribution of apartments is done based on availability, so your first choice of accommodation might not be available when you apply. 

The apartments are distributed closely to the start of the intake on “first come – first served” basis. Priority is given to students that apply in advance and have all documents required to study in Germany.

What to do when on-campus accommodation is fully booked?

Unfortunately, when on-campus accommodation is fully booked, we highly recommend to search for accommodation in Bad Honnef online and definitely finalize your living arrangements before your arrival and enrolment.

Have questions about student accommodation at IU Bad Honnef? Simply drop us an email at accommodation-bh@iu.org and we’ll be happy to assist. 

Living in Bad Honnef

Enjoy a lower cost of living and a higher quality of life

When it comes to living costs, Bad Honnef offers a more affordable alternative to city living without compromising on quality. You'll find that housing, groceries, and other essentials are generally lower in price than in larger cities like Berlin, giving you more financial freedom to enjoy the finer things in life. 

However, bear in mind that your living expenses may vary depending on individual needs and lifestyle. Always remember that emergencies may demand extra costs, so we suggest setting aside a little bit more. 

Here's a rough breakdown of the monthly living expenses for an international student in Bad Honnef: 

  • Accommodation: €300 to €600 per month (shared apartment/private apartment/student dormitory) 
  • Utilities (electricity, water, heating, and internet): €50-€100 per month. 
  • Groceries and food: €200-€300 per month 
  • Transportation: €50-€80 per month (depending on the specific zones you need to access) 
  • Health insurance: €80-€120 per month. 
  • Leisure activities: €50-€100 per month (going out with friends, visiting nearby attractions, participating in clubs or sports) 
  • Miscellaneous expenses (clothing, personal care, etc.): €50-€100 per month 

Adding up all these expenses, an international student in Bad Honnef can expect to spend around €780 to €1,350 per month on living costs, excluding tuition fees. 

Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.

Study on-campus in Germany and live in the heart of Europe! With 24x7 access to study materials, an online friendly approach, and opportunities for international connections – you get the most out of a flexible education at IU. 

Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.

Study on-campus in Germany and live in the heart of Europe! With 24x7 access to study materials, an online friendly approach, and opportunities for international connections – you get the most out of a flexible education at IU. 

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