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University of Cologne

At a Glance

University of Cologne is a Belmont Exchange partner and, with a student population of about 21,000 students, it is the largest university of applied sciences in Germany. Cologne is also Germany’s fourth-largest city with a population of about one million residents.

Program Term 

Fall/spring/academic year

Language Requirement

None; courses are taught in English.  Adequate knowledge of German is necessary for everyday life. German language classes are available to exchange students.


Cologne University of Applied Sciences is a comprehensive university, not just a business school.  It has 11 colleges, including: Applied Social Sciences, Culture Sciences, Information Science and Communication Studies, Economics and Business Administration, and Applied Natural Sciences. The business school teaches general economic expertise, international know-how and personal and social skills.

Areas of Study

Finance, International Business, Law.


Like the other universities in the city, Cologne University of Applied Sciences has no student residences of its own. Rooms in student residences are assigned by the Studentenwerk, the central institution governing student services in Cologne. The Studentenwerk has 86 buildings with some 4,600 rooms. There are apartments, suites for students with children, and handicapped-accessible housing. With around 80,000 students at Cologne’s 11 state and private universities, the rooms go quickly, so students are encouraged to apply early.

Student Life

Cologne offers something for everybody: cultural events, a variety of spare time possibilities, a large number of restaurants and a diversity of nightlife.


Cologne has a good, fast public transport system. Students of Cologne University of Applied Sciences can use all buses and trains in the Rhine-Sieg transport system (VRS) with their student identity card.

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Jeff Overby

Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier