Advisory Services

Fünf internationale Studierende (Image: FH Köln/Thilo Schmülgen)

Studying and living in Germany also presents international students with special challenges. It is not always possible to solve conflicts yourself and therefore you need help or advice on a certain topic. We have put together information and offers from other information centres, that Cologne students can make use of, here for you.

AStA of TH Köln

The Allgemeine Studierendenauschuss (AStA: General Student Committee) represents student interests in and outside the university and offers advice on the following topics:

  •     Study with disability or illness
  •     Examination and study questions
  •     Legal questions
  •     Jobs and Social Security
  •     International students
  •     homosexuality
  •     Psychosocial counselling
  •     Study with Child
  •     Financing and social counselling

Kölner Studierendenwerk (KSTW)

The Kölner Studierendenwerk is in charge of the halls of residence and cafeterias for all universities in Cologne. They also advise students with children, international students and students who need psychosocial counselling or help with financing.
The Department for Culture and International Affairs also organizes events such as forro dance evenings, language get-togethers, excursions and country evenings.
The Infopoint of the Kölner Studierendenwerk will provide you with information and immediate short-term advice on BAföG, housing facilities of the Kölner Studierendenwerk and more.

International Student Associations

International student associations are established by international students who pursue a common goal. These groups are enrolled on request in the matriculation register of the University of Cologne and are therefore effectively organs of this university, with all rights and duties. As a rule, they are led by international students, but German and students of other origins can also become members or even lead these groups.

Students of the TH Köln are welcome, but are not entitled to vote.

More information can be found here: International Student Associations

The umbrella organisation ISAC can be found on Facebook: ISAC Cologne

Religious Student Communities

If you have a religious interest and would like to get involved in a community, you can contact the Catholic or Protestant Student Community or the Islamic Student Association, for example. For all questions of faith and spiritual counseling, the staff are at your disposal.

There are also numerous international students associations that are happy to welcome you.

Protestant Student Community (esg)

 

 

Bachemer Str. 27, 50931 Köln

Tel.: +49 (0)221 / 9405-220

E-Mail: esg@esgkoeln.de

esgkoeln.de

Catholic Student Community (KHG)

Berrenrather Str. 127, 50937 Köln

Tel.: +49 (0)221 / 4769-2

khgkoeln.de

Islamic Student Association (IHV)

E-Mail: ihv-kontakt(at)uni-koeln.de

ihv.koeln

Logo des AStA der TH Köln (Image: TH Köln)

AStA TH Kölb

The General Student Committee (AStA) is the official representative of students at TH Köln. We are elected by the student parliament. Our task is to represent the interests of our students both within and beyond the university.

Kölner Studierendenwerk

The Kölner Studierendenwerk supports 86,000 students from seven Cologne universities. These include the University of Cologne, TH Köln, the German Sport University Cologne, the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, the Cologne Business School and the Catholic University of Applied Sciences North Rhine-Westphalia.

Protestant Student Community

The ESG Cologne is an institution of the Protestant Church in the Rhineland, which brings its special competence, the mediation between church and society, faith and science into the university landscape. It contributes to the orientation and solidarity of the students.

STUBE Rheinland

STUBE stands for study support programme for students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Catholic Student Community

The Catholic Student Community (KHG) Cologne is a pastoral service for all those who study and work at Cologne's universities. With our offers we want to supplement the time available for teaching or studying. Of course, we invite you to join us in celebrating our services.

Islamic Student Association

The Islamic Student Association of Cologne, or IHV for short, is an organisation of Muslim students. The IHV represents the interests of the Muslim student body at the University of Cologne. In addition, it aims to promote cohesion among Muslims and interreligious and intercultural dialogue within society.

International Student Associations

International student associations are established by international students who pursue a common goal. These groups are enrolled on request in the matriculation register of the University of Cologne and are therefore effectively organs of this university, with all rights and duties.

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