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Study in Cologne



Staff of the department "International Students"

Photo: Robert Overkamp

Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is one of the oldest universities in Germany. With more than 50.000 enrolled students, it is also currently one of the largest German universities.

At the moment over 5.000 international students are enrolled at the University of Cologne both as degree seeking students and exchange students.

To ensure that you make the most of your studies here, we suggest that you prepare yourself well in advance for the academic and cultural changes you will encounter during your stay in Germany. Our homepage offers international students useful information on the most important aspects of studying at a German university.

If you have any questions regarding studying in Cologne, please feel free to contact the staff of the department "International Students"!

Information and Advice on the Outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Information and Advice on the Outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In German and English


Consultation by E-mail | Contact form 

Do you have any questions regarding the application, admission and enrolment process for international students?

Please use our Contact Form.



First place to go | Service Point 

Service Point of the International Office:

The Service Point is closed on Thursday, February 20 (Weiberfastnacht), from 11:11 a.m. and all day on Carnival Monday, February 24.

The Service Point is the first place to go for international students at the International Office. Our colleagues are glad to help you during opening hours:

Monday to Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday, 4 - 6 pm

at the SSC (Student Service Center) ground-floor
Universitätsstr. 22a, 50937 Köln

For detailed information, the Service Point will refer you to the responsible colleagues in the International Office during office hours:


Personal consultation | Office hours 

International Office
at the SSC (Student Service Center), ground-floor
Universitätsstr. 22a, 50937 Köln