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Cologne Global Study Program – Contemporary European Studies

The Cologne Global Study Program (CGSP) is an academic certification program designed for students of the University of Cologne’s partner universities. It combines classes on Contemporary European Studies (taught in English) and German language courses.

The program’s main goal is to provide an excellent academic environment for exchange students who do not speak German, but wish to study at the University of Cologne. This program strengthens the collaboration between the University of Cologne and its partner universities and fosters an international atmosphere on campus. 


Interested in the CGSP?

Information for students from one of our partner universities interested in participating in the Cologne Global Study Program

Course Program

Summer Semester 2022

The Cologne Global Study Program will be available digitally during the upcoming summer semester. Whether your exhange-stay in Cologne got cancelled or you never planned to do a physical exchange, this is your chance to experience academic exchange after all!

Have a look at our summer semester 2022 info site. We will be glad to assist you with any further inquiries you may have. 


Virtual visiting hour (Thu, 11:00 - 12:00h CET): Please register for the visting hour via Zoom. Registration.



University Prize for Engagement within the Cologne Global Study Program

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Every year the University of Cologne is honoring exceptional achievements in the fields of "Research", "Study&Teaching", and "Administration". The Cologne Global Study Program is organised by the department "International Science" of the International Office and therefore part of the administration of the UoC. It has reached university-wide recognition.

Ms. Judith Berns and Dr. Johannes Müller were awarded with the "Universitätspreis" (University Prize) for their outstanding and enduring engagement within the Cologne Global Study Program. Both are pointing out, that realising this unique project would not have been possible without the intensive support of the entire team of the department, the lecturers, and, last but not least, the students participating in this programme.



Contact for the Cologne Global Study Program

Eva Brans & Johannes Mueller:

CGSP Virtual Visiting Hour:
Thu: 11:00 - 12:00h. Registration

Contact for all international students from non-European countries:

Nicole Conde

Website "Exchange students from partner universities"