Contact & Service

Faculty of Social Sciences

TH Köln
Campus Südstadt
Ubierring 48, 50678 Köln

Faculty Head of Internationalization Strategy

Prof. Dr. Matthias Otten

Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften
Institut für interkulturelle Bildung und Entwicklung (INTERKULT)


Departmental Coordinator

Sabine Becker

Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften

  • Campus Südstadt
    Ubierring 48
    50678 Köln
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3733

General questions, Exchange students, International guests

Department for practical training

Yildiz Yanboludan

Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften

  • Campus Südstadt
    Ubierring 48
    50678 Köln
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3046

Internships abroad

International Affairs at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences - f01 international

The Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (short: f01) encourages international exchange and is pleased about the lively interest in the various international activities and possibilities. We welcome people from all parts of the world, who, for a period, would like to be a guest of the faculty as a student, or teacher.

Equally, we support students as well as teachers in taking time to gain valuable experience abroad. In the following pages, we have summarised the most important information. If you have any further questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

Europe meets School

During your exchange semester (autumn) at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences you can attend the programme „Europe meets School“ of the DAAD and realize a project at a local school, presenting your home country in a creative way to the pupils. You´ll be supported by a voluntary location team, consisting of students of Cologne. By this project you bring Europe into the classroom and arouse the pupils´ interest in your home country. You yourself benefit from the direct contact to young people in Germany, to other Erasmus-students and to local students and besides that improve your German language skills in a uncomplicated way. As exchange student of Social Work at our Faculty you additionally gain practical experience. In our module „Studium Generale“ you can obtain 2 ECTS for participating successfully in this project. More information: Sabine Becker, Departmental Coordinator

Further international activities of the faculty

The faculty is an active protagonist in many different ways relating to international topics. Besides different research areas which touch or cross international borders.

Further on the faculty is member of "European Association of Schools of Social Work" (EASSW) and the "International Association of Schools of Social Work" (IASSW).

Logo Refugees Welcome Initiative (Image: Dominic Passgang)

Refugees welcome

In 2015 and 2016 the very current topic “flight and refugee politics” was a major subject at the faculty. Many related initiatives and activities took place and will continue to play an important role.

Kompetenzplattform Migration Interkulturelle Bildung und Organisationsentwicklung (abbreviated KOPF)

The faculty is the main contributor to the university’s interdisciplinary competence platform on migration, intercultural education and organizational development. The KOPF is related to the Institute for Intercultural Education and Development of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences. The heads are in partnership: Prof. Dr. Matthias Otten (as speaker) with Prof. Dr. Markus Ottersbach and Prof. Dr. Schahrzad Farrokhzad.

Zusatzqualifikation International

The “Zusatzqualifikation International” is a series of workshops, established many years ago by the platform KOPF. Various faculties co-organize the seminars which offer an extracurricular qualification. During four events through one academic year, the students will be trained systematically to face intercultural challenges. These workshops form a perfect preparation for a longer stay abroad.