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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, German Class Status: 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory Area of Study: Economics, Education, German, Health and Human Sciences, Information Systems, Political Science, Sociology
Program Type: Exchange Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
USA Exchange at University of Cologne

Exchange programs are international university partnerships with which USA has a special, reciprocal relationship. USA students are directly enrolled in the host university and students from the host university attend USA. ALL students participating on exchange programs pay USA tuition at the in-state rate, and will be billed directly through their PAWS account.

Full name:
University of Cologne
City and Country:
Cologne, Germany


University of Cologne Map

49,772 students

Description of Campus:
The University of Cologne is set on a large urban campus in the heart of the lively and thriving city of Cologne. It is one of the leading German research universities and is one of eleven German Excellence Universities.  The campus has great sports facilities and a university gym. Over 120 different sports are offered to students through the university sports club, ranging from Aikido to windsurf camps. Student clubs, a student theater, the Collegium musicum and their Campus Radio offer exciting extra-curricular opportunities.

Description of the Location:
The University of Cologne receives about 5,000 international students from 129 countries. An additional 1,000 students are exchange students. The surrounding Rhineland is one of Europe's most developed economic regions. Cologne is famous for it's 12 great Romanesque churches- especially the magnificent Cologne Cathedral-on the Rhine river.

Relevant Majors:
German Language

Semester Available:
Spring or Academic year

Start Dates:
Winter: Beginning October-End February
Summer: April-July

Visa Requirement?
Yes, most students from non-European countries intending to study will need a student visa or applicant visa
Language Requirement:
Yes. German proficiency at B2 level; or will need to enroll in a pre-semester language preparatory courses and/or follow English taught courses.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 05/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020 05/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/19/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.