The promotion of young scientists is an important concern of the Geoverbund ABC/J:
ABC/J students can therefore take advantage of the extensive range of geosciences courses with numerous Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes without having to pay a second student fee.
This broad selection of shared courses and new courses arising from research give students many opportunities to develop their own profile. You can find out exactly what these are and how to contact the relevant student counselling services here:
In addition, the Geoverbund ABC/J is committed to joint teaching programmes across different locations and simplifies administrative hurdles. In addition to the abolition of second-student fees, this has also led to the recognition of academic achievements between the universities. The Master's degree programme in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (KaVoMa) also enables students to take part in further education with a scientific background while working.
Events such as job and internship fairs at universities are supported organisationally and financially by the Geoverbund ABC/J. In addition, the ABC/J Geoverbund offers an online job and internship exchange, which also contains topics for bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses. The ABC/J-GeoExpertNetwork also makes it possible to research potential contact persons according to personal interests.
The ABC/J excursion takes you to exciting regions of our planet and addresses various geoscientific issues. The Geoverbund ABC/J provides scholarships for students in the Master's and doctoral phases to take part in the excursion. In addition, the students in the Geoverbund ABC/ are directly involved in all ongoing processes through student representatives in the steering group.
Study across locations without a second student fee
Are you studying a geosciences degree programme at RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn or the University of Cologne and are interested in a module offered at one of the three partner universities? No problem! This is because the universities cooperating under the umbrella of the Geoverbund ABC/J already contractually agreed in 2012 to mutually waive the collection of a second student fee.
For students in the ABC/J region, this means that they can take advantage of the geosciences courses offered by the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes listed here at no additional cost. This promotes individual profiling and mobility.
In order to participate in modules at partner universities outside the degree programme for which students are enrolled, and so that the credits earned in this context can be recognised as part of the actual degree programme, it is necessary to get in touch with the relevant contact person at the university's student advisory service in advance!