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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.

Due to the current situation, our personal consultation hours do not take place until further notice. However, we are at your disposal at usual by phone, email or contact form.

Graduation Scholarships for International Students and Doctoral Candidates



German Course: Labour Market and Applications

German Course: Labour Market and Applications

For international students


Events and Seminars



Katharina Daun-Pignataro & Julia Soucek

Consultation hours
Application, admission, enrolment, and counselling for enrolled doctoral students

Due to current events, our personal consultation hours are cancelled until further notice. However, we are at your disposal by email:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

In the SSC (Student Service Center) ground-floor


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)