The project Cologne Summer Schools belongs to the International Office of the UoC andcoordinates Spring, Summer and Winter Schools taking place at the Unviersity of Cologne and abroad. Additionally, we organize one annual project on a relevant topic approached interdisciplinarily and invite 20 to 25 international students from all over the world to Cologne to study and research together.
What does a Cologne Summer Schools project consist of?
Cologne Sping, Summer and Winter Schools combine academic program and cultural activities in a balanced way. Usually during the day you will have lectures, workshops or group work and in the evenings and on the weekend there will be cultural events such as city tours, museum visits, field trips an anything else that your creative organizers had thought of.
Who can apply?
It depends on the school you would like to apply for. If the project is a collaboration between the UoC and another partner university, you should be a student of this respective university. Furthermore, an above average university performance and a very good command of English are required.
Are Summer Schools designed only for international students?
Definitely not. The projects are open for students of the University of Cologne as well and are a great oppotunity to create new international contacts and practice your English skills. In fact, it is sometimes possible to receive course credits for your participation. Please inform yourself on the project's page or ask the organizational team.
Which projects can I apply for?
Since Spring, Summer and Winter Schools are organized by the different faculties and institutes of the University of Cologne, there is a wide variety of topics and research areas in which you can gain summer school experience. Here you can take a look at projects taking place in Cologne and abroad.
What are the application requirements?
The requirements such as study major, language certificates, resume, cover letter etc. are listed on the respective page of the project organizers. Please consider potential differences in the organizational procedures for different projects.
How much does the participation in a Cologne Summer Schools project cost?
We do our best to provide you with highest quality of teaching and cultural experiences without tuition fees and in the best case scenario, without you having to cover your transportation fees. Be aware of projects' specifics and inform yourself on the respective pages about what costs are covered by the UoC and what you should cover yourself.