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International Scholars


Change in Visiting Hours

Due to the current situation concerning the corona virus, we would like to inform you that, until further notice, the open visiting hours at the Welcome Centre will be taking place in a digital version. As usual, of course we are glad to support you via email or phone. In addition to that, you can reach us via skype during our regular visiting hours.  

Mon, Tue, Thu: 10:00 – 12:00
Wed: 14:00 - 16:00

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Welcome Centre for international scholars at the University of Cologne

A happy guest is the host´s delight. It is our wish to meet the needs and expectations of guests and hosts alike. Albert's International Assistance provides consulting and support for foreign scholars and their hosts at the Institutes and Seminars of the University of Cologne.


Information on the Coronavirus from the Rectorate of the University of Cologne

Registration with the Welcome Centre

To make use of our full service for international scholars of the University of Cologne, please fill in the registration form as soon as possible and we will get in touch with you. Registered international scholars receive a welcome package upon their arrival.

In addition we issue a university library card, a guest scholar ID and a computer account (find more information here) upon request.



Visiting hours:

Monday: 10:00 - 12:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00
Wednesday: 14:00 - 16:00
Friday: CLOSED

Outside our visiting hours: By appointment only.

SSC (Student Service Center) 1st floor: 1.210 and 1.211



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