Financial aspects

An essential factor for pursuing your studies in Germany are the costs of your stay. This page provides you with all information on costs of living in Cologne as well as ways of funding your studies.

A number of institutions offer advice and support when it comes to funding your studies. Among them are:

Costs of living

The costs of living for your stay in Cologne largely depend on your personal needs. When planning your stay, you should calculate monthly costs of approximately €700-800. In this webpage's download box, we have compiled a list of average monthly living expenses for students living in Cologne, including rent and utility costs as well as food items, mobile contracts or leisure-time events.


TH Köln as well as other institutions offer different scholarships for international students such as the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship. Detailed information on all scholarship options is available on the German website of the International Office.