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International Doctoral Students

Services of the International Office for international doctoral students

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.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Stipends for extracurricular commitment of international students | Deadline: August 31, 2023

Organize your studies with the "Studo"- App - - with free registration code for Internationals of the UoC (download PDF)

The housing situation in Cologne is difficult! Please inform yourself as early as possible on our pages and network with students from Cologne.

Events and Seminars


Please consult our team if you have questions regarding:



Please feel free to register for our consultation hours. Our consultation hours take place every Tuesday from 10 am - 12.30 pm. You can choose between a personal consultation in our office or a digital consultation via Zoom: Please register here.

We are also at your disposal by email via our contact form for international students.

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)