Welcome to the website of the student council Geography at the Department of Geography at the Universität Bonn.
Here we want to give an overview of our numerous activities and offers. You will find an overview below, but also a look at the menu with its numerous subitems is worthwhile!

Are you a first-year student?

Are you starting your studies at the Department of Geography this semester? Then take a look at the Ersti-Infos 2021. There you will find useful information and details about the planned “Ersti” events!

We have also created the “Guide to GIUB” which gives you an overview of the most important facilities at the institute.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Your student council (Fachschaft)


Reachability in Corona times

Dear students of the Department of Geography,

current circumstances unfortunately continue to limit our ability to help you with questions about your studies or other concerns. Nevertheless, we would like to remain your contact person, no matter if it is about problems with BASIS, questions about the course of studies, advice in case of difficulties with lecturers, or anything else.

Here you can find all the contact information.

We try to help you with all your concerns. Please forgive us if we cannot answer you immediately.

In addition, we meet every Tuesday at 20:00 for a meeting where we discuss current issues and report from the various commissions and university committees in which our members sit.

Meanwhile, we meet again in presence in the lecture hall – feel free to come by if you want to have a look at what we are doing or just want to meet new people, as well as fulfill the 3Gs (vaccinated, tested, or recovered). If you have any further questions, feel free to write us an email.

We are looking forward to seeing new faces!

Your Student Council Geography Bonn (Fachschaft)


About us

Strictly speaking, the “Fachschaft Geographie” is the name given to all students enrolled in the major subject of geography. Normally, however, the representatives elected by the students (“Fachschaftsvertretung”) of a degree programme are called this. The representatives, usually elected for one year in July, are responsible for organizing the student representation at GIUB.

These elected representatives are supported by numerous other geographers who, for example, organize events or represent our student interests in committees. If you would like to organize a trip, a party or something similar, or if you would like to stand up for better teaching or better equipment in the institute and faculty committees, please contact us or come and visit us.

Student Council Geography 2018

What we do

  • Representation of your interests in commissions Kommissionen
  • Study and first semester advice
  • Organization der of the freshmen’s introduction & geo-parties
  • many more small events

We are also available during opening hours (in the semester Thy & Thu from 11-13) for the following things:


Bachelor’s programme

The degree Bachelor can be obtained in the following courses of study:


Master’s programme

The Institute of Geography offers a total of five master’s programmes.


Further offers

In addition to the above-mentioned information and offers, we offer in our answers to important questions. In our link collection you will find several helpful links. F.A.Q. answers to important questions. In our link collection you will find several helpful links.

Furthermore we maintain five mailing lists. They will keep you up to date on what the student council is doing and what is happening at the institute, or you will regularly receive fresh information on geographically oriented internships and job offers.

For geographically relevant conferences we also offer a sponsorship for the students of the GIUB.