Lis Dagny Ohlsen

Lis Dagny Ohlsen

Hochschulreferat Internationale Angelegenheiten

Welcome Reception and Guided City Tour for international (PhD-) students and scholars

CULTURE, 20/10/2023

Rathausempfang/Welcome Reception for international students (Image: KSTW / Dustin Preik)

Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne, invites all newly enrolled international students and scholars to a reception at the Historical City Hall.

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Welcome Reception and Guided City Tour



  • 20/10/2023
  • 14:15 to 19:00
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Guided City Tour at 2:15 pm:
Köln Tourismus, Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1, 50667 Köln

Reception at 4:00 pm:
Piazzetta, Historisches Rathaus, Rathausplatz 2, 50667 Köln


free of charge


Registration until October 10, 2023 Registration Link for the Reception

Organized by

Kölner Studierendenwerk and Cologne public universities. Kölner Studierendenwerk - Welcome Reception

Additional information

The event is available to TH Köln international (PhD-) students and scholars only.

Event language


Henriette Reker, the Lord Mayor of the City of Cologne, invites all new foreign students and visiting academics to the Historisches Rathaus.

The reception begins on Friday, 20 October 2023 at 4 p.m. with an official welcome by the City of Cologne and the Cologne universities, followed directly by a "come together" in the atrium with information stands and a light snack. There, the international guests will have the opportunity to inform themselves at numerous stands - including the Foreigners' Office of the City of Cologne, ASten, international university groups, university communities, the Cologne Student Union - about the offers specifically for foreign students.

Right before the reception, we offer newcomers the chance to get to know Cologne better during a guided city tour (German or English).

Welcome Reception:
Friday, 20 October 2023 at 4:00 pm at the Historical City Hall, 50677 Cologne.

City Tour:
Meeting point at KölnTourismus at  2:15 pm, Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1, 50667 Cologne.

Lis Dagny Ohlsen

Lis Dagny Ohlsen

Hochschulreferat Internationale Angelegenheiten