The UoC’s syllabus currently comprises about 100 quality-assured degree programmes (Ger.), giving students the opportunity to choose from a total of over 300 subject and teaching degree combinations. The bachelor and master’s programmes have recently successfully undergone the Model Accreditation (Modellakkreditierung) process and thus now have harmonized programme structures and examination regulations, and introduced special quality standards in cross-cutting areas such as internationalization, advice and supervision, and equal opportunities.
The University of Cologne’s six Faculties are the institutional framework for its research activities. The Faculties offer a total of 102 degree programmes and support 16 cross-Faculty research and teaching centres. Moreover, the UoC has several large, internationally competitive research areas: mechanisms of aging-associated diseases; behavioral economic engineering and social cognition, quantum matter and materials, socio-economic, cultural and political transformations in the global south, plant sciences and skills and structures in language and cognition.
The University´s study programm prepare graduates for excellent career opportunities on the employment market. The Professional Centre renders personal assistance to students in seizing these opportunities: through its Professional & Academic School and the Career Support Centre.
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Health insurance is mandatory for everyone seeking to enrol at a German university. You can either take out German statutory health insurance (appr. 80 € per month) or prove that you are sufficiently covered by a foreign or private health insurance policy by presenting either an EHIC card or an exemption certificate ("Befreiungsbescheinigung") issued by German statutory health insurance company.
The University of Cologne is set on a large urban campus in the heart of the lively and thriving city of Cologne. The surrounding Rhineland is one of Europe’s most developed economic regions. Open, friendly and with an international outlook, Cologne is a great place to live, work and study. We would be delighted to welcome you in Cologne.
Our broad offer includes different mass and health-oriented sports, a comprehensive course programme, and special events. We promote the dual careers of top athletes and host a modern gym.
The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences ("WiSo Faculty") of the University of Cologne was re-accredited by the EQUIS Accreditation Board on 27 March 2018 and received the world-renowned EQUIS accreditation of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for the highest possible duration of five years. This confirms the high international quality standard of the faculty in research and teaching. At the moment, only 108 business schools worldwide hold this internationally recognized accreditation with a 5-year duration
Interesting to say the least. I enrolled during a pandemic so I have not had the chance to attend in-person classes but so far so good.
Studing at University of Cologne changed me in many ways. I have learned a new language then I started studying Law. My first year was amazing. I have made lots friends and experienced living in a new country. No matter how hard my studies were, I had the pleasure of succeeding and having this beautiful ambient of University of Cologne. It has a huge impact of my life.
It is very great place to study. I learn a lot from professors and friends.
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