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Study in Cologne


Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is one of the oldest universities in Germany. With more than 50.000 enrolled students, it is also currently one of the largest German universities.

At the moment over 5.000 international students are enrolled at the University of Cologne both as degree seeking students and exchange students.

To ensure that you make the most of your studies here, we suggest that you prepare yourself well in advance for the academic and cultural changes you will encounter during your stay in Germany. Our homepage offers international students useful information on the most important aspects of studying at a German university.

If you have any questions regarding studying in Cologne, please feel free to contact the staff of the department "International Students"!


Service Point of the Division International Affairs:

The Service Point is the first place to go for international students at the Division International Affairs for general inquiriesFor detailed information, the Service Point will refer you to the responsible colleagues in our Division.

Opening hours and telephone availability:
Mondays to Fridays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm


SSC (Student Service Center) ground-floor
Universitätsstr. 22a, 50937 Köln



ANNOUNCEMENT: DAAD-Prize 2024 for international students | Deadline: July 1, 2024

Award of the DAAD-Prize 2023 of the University of Cologne to Ms. Omema Ibrahem

"Studo"- App - - with free registration code for Internationals of the UoC

Finding accomodation in Cologne is difficult! Find out about the housing situation as early as possible on our websites and get in touch with students from Cologne.



Consultation by E-mail | Contact form 

Do you have any questions regarding the application, admission and enrolment process for international students?

Please use our Contact Form.


You already study at the University of Cologne and you need our support (residence permit, financing your studies, challenges during your studies etc.)? 

Please contact us via our Contact Form for enrolled international students.