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About University of Cologne

University of Cologne — public non-profit university. It is located in Koeln, Germany. University of Cologne is one of the oldest institutions in the country. University of Cologne is a part of European University Association (EUA).

It is one of the best institutions in the world. In QS World University Rankings 2024, it is among top-270. The university is in top-160 of the independent international ranking THE.

University of Cologne does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Location
Koeln, Germany
Establishment year
1388
Students
36,965
International students
5,914
Female students
63%

Place in ratings

By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Arts & Humanities156
Life Sciences & Medicine185
Accounting & Finance201-250
Social Sciences & Management246
Natural Sciences277
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University of Cologne tuition fees

The academic calendar at University of Cologne is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Germany. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Education at University of Cologne is free for everyone. However, students must pay a semester fee — 698 USD per year. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters

Study programs at University of Cologne

Physical Sciences
WiSo-Bachelor
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
WiSo-Bachelor
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Economics & Business Management
WiSo-Bachelor
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Social Sciences & Management
WiSo-Bachelor
Study degree
BSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Economics & Business Management
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Other programs
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Research Master
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Education & Training
Humanities
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Law
Political Science
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Law
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Education & Training
Research Master
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Education & Training
Humanities
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Sociology - Social Research
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Social Sciences & Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Computer Science & IT
Information Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Accounting & Finance
Business Administration
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Accounting & Finance
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 87
Business Administration - Accounting and Taxation
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Accounting & Finance
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Business Administration - Finance
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Accounting & Finance
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Economics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Accounting & Finance
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Physical Sciences
Business Administration - Finance
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Accounting & Finance
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Economics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Accounting & Finance
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Physics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Economics & Business Management
Business Administration
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Accounting & Finance
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 87
Business Administration
Study degree
MBA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Part-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 87
Business Administration - Accounting and Taxation
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Accounting & Finance
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Business Administration - Corporate Development
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Business Administration - Finance
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Accounting & Finance
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
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Medicine
Biochemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 79
Biological Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Double Master's Programme in Health Economics and Management
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
CAE, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Exam scores
CAE — 193, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 92
Double Master's in Health Economics and Management
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Show all
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biochemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 79
Biological Sciences
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Business Administration - Finance
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Accounting & Finance
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Computational Biology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Show all
Social Sciences & Management
African Studies and Egyptology
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
Business Analytics and Econometrics
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Culture and Environment in Africa
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Double Master's Programme in Demography and Social Inequality
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
CAE, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
CAE — 193, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 92
Double Master's Programme in Economics
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
CAE, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
CAE — 193, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 92
Show all
Humanities
African Studies and Egyptology
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
North American Studies
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 80
Research Master
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Education & Training
Humanities
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Other programs
Applied Sciences & Professions
Social Sciences
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Management
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Medicine
Interdisciplinary Program Health Sciences
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Medicine
Humanities
Humanities
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Humanities
Social Sciences & Management
Economics
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Other
Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Other programs
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Bachelor degree at University of Cologne

You cannot enter a German university after the 11th grade, because schooling there lasts longer than 11 years. First, you need to eliminate the academic difference. To do this, foreign students go through a preparatory year in special educational institutions — Studienkollegs. Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 5.5. The TOEFL score is not lower than 72.

IELTS
5.5
TOEFL iBT
72

Master's degree at University of Cologne

The academic performance of a student in an undergraduate program plays an important role in the selection of candidates. It is impossible to enter University of Cologne for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 72. IELTS — 5.5 or higher.

IELTS
5.5
TOEFL iBT
72

University of Cologne campus

The university campus is located in Koeln. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. The university has a developed sports infrastructure, which includes sports grounds and clubs.

Library
Yes
Sport Facilities
Yes
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What to do after graduation

To stay in Germany after graduation for another 18 months, you need to apply for a graduate visa, which allows you to work without an offer from an employer. University of Cologne graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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