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International Scholars


Welcome Centre for international scholars at the University of Cologne

A happy guest is the host´s delight. It is our wish to meet the needs and expectations of guests and hosts alike. Albert's International Assistance provides consulting and support for foreign scholars and their hosts at the Institutes and Seminars of the University of Cologne.


Visiting Hours

In addition to e-mail or phone you can reach us via Skype at the following times:

Mon, Tue, Thu: 10:00 - 12:00
Wed: 14:00 - 16:00

skype ID: live:.cid.2c2adb0bae64f9e7
skype name: Welcome Centre UoC

If you wish to contact us via Zoom, please make an appointment via


Registration with the Welcome Centre and Important Preparations

To make use of our full service for international scholars of the University of Cologne, please fill in the registration form as soon as possible and we will get in touch with you. Registered international scholars receive a welcome package upon their arrival.

In addition we issue a university library card, a guest scholar ID and a computer account (find more information here) upon request.

Please find a first overview about what you should keep in mind before coming to our University in our Checklist for Guest Scholars.

Please find all necessary information in order to welcome guest scholars in our Checklist for Hosts.



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



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