Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT)

In the Fall of 2002, the University of Bonn, RWTH Aachen University, the University of Applied Sciences Bonn Rhein-Sieg, and the Fraunhofer Institute Centre Birlinghoven Castle IZB joined forces to establish the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT).

Supported by the B-IT Foundation and complementary state resources, B-IT offers highly selective International Master Programmes in Applied IT, as well as the summer/winter schools for qualified computer science students.

Most courses take place in the beautiful B-IT building next to the former office of the German Chancellor on the banks of the River Rhine in Bonn.

Studying in Bonn

Newcomers to Bonn soon grow very fond of the city – a fact confirmed by thousands of students and academics, both German and foreign, who came here to learn, teach or research.
When the German Parliament voted in 1999 to move most government institutions to Berlin, Bonn rose to this challenge by persuading a number of United Nations bodies and major corporations to relocate to Bonn. Bonn has a plethora of attractions and amenities. The city boasts an opera house, several theatres, concert halls and other venues, as well as a fascinating range of museums.
Its most famous son, Ludwig van Beethoven, features prominently in this lively and varied arts and culture scene.

Participating Institutions

Almost 200 years of history, over 38.000 students from 130 countries, with an excellent research record and an excellent graduate education have made the University of Bonn one of the ten largest universities in Germany.
In the context of more than one hundred first degree programmes, the university engages in a broad range of international co-operations in research and teaching.

Founded in 1868, RWTH Aachen University is one of the top technical universities in Europe.
Of its 30,000 students, over 4,000 are international, including 900 students from the Asian-Pacific region.
In addition to 65 first degree programmes, RWTH offers more than 20 graduate programmes in Science and Engineering.

Within the Fraunhofer Society of Applied Research, the four institutes in Birlinghoven Castle represent a quarter of the largest IT research organisation in Europe.
Over 500 post-graduate researchers investigate Autonomous Intelligent Systems, Applied Information Technology, Media Communications, Algorithms and Scientific Computing in a world-wide network of industry and research partners.

Fees and Finances

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