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International Doctoral Students

Services of the International Office for international doctoral candidates


Not a UoC student yet? Please find information on how to earn a doctorate in Cologne (range of studies, application, organisation) on our pages for prospective doctoral students.



Graduation Scholarships for International Students and Doctoral Candidates


Events and Seminars



Katharina Daun-Pignataro & Julia Soucek

Due to current events, our personal consultation hours are cancelled until further notice. However, we are at your disposal via our contact form for international students.

We now also offer the possibility of a digital consultation hour via "Zoom" (Tuesdays from 10 am - 12.30 pm). Please register here.

Please note:

1) After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail with further information and the link for the Zoom meeting.
2) Please take a look at the data protection conditions at When you click on the link, you will be asked to download the Zoom client or install the appropriate app on your mobile/tablet. It is best to try out briefly in advance.
3) You will come to a "meeting room" at the beginning of the consultation hour. Here please wait for us to invite you to a meeting.

Team "Service for international students"
at the SSC (Student Service Center), ground floor
Universitätsstr. 22a, 50937 Köln


Organise your Stay in Cologne


Mentoring Programmes of the HR Development for Researchers

For female (doctoral) students with a primarily non-university career goal

Gender Mentoring-Agentur – for female students & doctoral candidates (GER/EN)

Erste Generation Promotion – for (doctoral) students with a non-academic background (GER)