University of Cologne

Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is the second oldest German university. Our heritage goes hand in hand with a thoroughly modern outlook and a compelling and ambitious agenda in higher education.

The University of Cologne is one of the leading German research universities with an increasing international reach. In 2012 we won substantial funding in the German Excellence Initiative and are now one of eleven German Excellence Universities. According to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2015/2016, we are among the top 160 universities in the world.

We have about 50,000 students (11% international) enrolled in the 260+ degree programs (BA and MA) of our six faculties: Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Human Sciences.

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 and to easily feel at home.

There are three international liaison offices of the University of Cologne in Beijing, New Delhi and New York to provide a first point of contact for our non-European international partners.

China office

Mrs. Lan Qiu: lan.qiu[at]

India office

Mrs. Amisha Jain: amisha.jain[at]

USA office

Mrs. Stefanie Grupp-Clasby: s.grupp-clasby[at]