Application deadline for the second half of 2018



The PROMOS scholarship program of the DAAD, funded by the BMBF, promotes the mobility of German and german equivalent students abroad.

Applicatons for the second half of 2018 please submit by 30.04.2018! Please note that you must submit your application in duplicate counterpart by the specified application deadline.

Further information:



Feel like implementing an intercultural project?

Register for 'Project connect!' before 30 Mar. 2018



  • Networking of students from different departments and nationalities
  • Introduction to inercultural sensitization
  • Development of action strategies for working in (international) project groups
  • Creation of a project work and presentation (e.g. film, photo exhibition


General conditions:

As part of the project there will be an intercultural opening workshop, a final presentation of the project results as well as a final workshop. Furthermore, meetings take place in the course of the semester within the respective project groups. The students receive 3 ECTS for the participation, which are credited in the study integrals. In addition, connect! is creditied for the certificate 'interculturally sensitized'.



It is official!

University of Cologne joined renowned association of european universities


The UoC has been accepted into the Brussels-based Coimbra Group by absolute majority vote of its members. The association fosters the global cooperation of universities and advises te European Commissions on questions of higher education.

The Coimbra Group, named after one of the oldest Universities in Europe, was founded in 1985. Today it comprises 37 renowned European universities. The network's aim is to enhance cooperation in order to foster excellence in teaching and research, internationalization, and the impact  of science and scholarship on society - an aspect that appears more urgent than ever in light of current political developments. The network is based in Brussels, allowing it to cooperate closely with the European Commission.

The Coimbra Group's General Assembly decided with a great majority of votes to accept the University of Cologne into its ranks.

The UoC already has bilateral cooperation agreements with almost all member universities - via the ERASMUS+ programme, special research partnerships, and in some cases even university-wide partnerships.

Membership in the Coimbra Group will allow the UoC to enhanvce existing cooperation schemes and to shape European educational policy with its partners in the network.


Christiane Biehl

International Office of the University of Cologne

+49 (0)221 470 2769




Contemporary European Studies

Interested in Contemporary European Studies? Apply for the Cologne Global Study Program!


The Cologne Global Study Program (CGSP) is an academic certification program designed for students of the University of Cologne's partner universities. It combines classes on Contemporary European Studies (taught in English) and German language courses.

The program's main goal is to provide an excellent academic environment for exchange students who do not speak German, but wish to study at the University of Cologne. This program strengthens the collaboration between the University of Cologne and its partner universities and fosters an international atmosphere on campus.

Please find all descriptions to our current course program here.



Rent out a room

The International Office is looking for furnished rooms or apartments for international students and scholars in Cologne


The housing shortage in Cologne is big and inparticular international (exchange) students find it difficult to find an attractive and afforfable place to stay. Therefore, we would like to support you in finding accommodation and try to transfer as many private rooms and apartments as possible to our students every semester.

What are we looking for:

furnished rooms or furnished apartments for individuals in Cologne or the surrounding area

Who are we looking for:

international (exchange) students from all parts of the world

For which period:

from March or April 2018, for one to two semester

What do we need:

Offer by email (short description, rental price/month, from when available, possibly with photos)


International Office

Nicole Conde

+49 (0)221 470 7946