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Information from the International Office Regarding the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19)

Night-Time Curfew in Cologne!

Starting April 17, 2021 the City of Cologne set a curfew from 9 pm - 5 am the following day.

This regulation applies until further notice in the entire city.

Citizens may only leave their homes or other accommodation between 9 pm and 5 am in exceptional cases. This can include medical appointments, emergencies, work or accompanying sick people. 

Find further information on the website of the City of Cologne.


On this website, the International Office of the University of Cologne compiles information that is of particular interest to internationals and for international exchange.

Please also note the information provided by the Rectorate of the University of Cologne, for example with regard to measures to prevent infection on campus!

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

 1) Information for Students

Covid-19 Guidance &Support – Information for International Students About Their Stay at the University of Cologne


Financial Support for Students

Interim financial aid funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Financial Support for International Students in Germany Several languages -


 2) Entry, Residence, Government Measures and Regulations


Coronavirus and entry restrictions: things travelers to Germany need to know

Multilingual Information About the Coronavirus and Measures of the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia