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Fachhochschule Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Cologne University of Applied Sciences is the largest of its kind in Germany. Due to its diversified and high-quality teaching and research Cologne University of Applied Sciences is a popular co-operation partner both inside and outside Germany and has close ties with various German and international universities. Our hallmarks are application-focused interdisciplinary teaching, a dynamic further development of our courses, integrated on-the-job semesters and short study periods.

The international focus of Cologne University of Applied Sciences is mirrored by its international courses of study and large number of foreign students who study there. Moreover, Cologne University of Applied Sciences maintains partnerships with universities within the European Union and with universities overseas.

For its international students, Cologne University of Applied Sciences offers a special service. At the beginning of each semester the International Office hosts a Welcome Party for all new arrivals. Apart from German language courses, we provide a diversified cultural program during the semester which comprises a guided tour of Cologne (including a special welcome by the mayor), trips to museums, theatres or the German capital Berlin.

If you are interested in going on an exchange program to the Cologne University of Applied Sciences click here.
If you are a Cologne University of Applied Sciences student coming on an exchange program to UNO click here.
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UNO ISEP Exchange

Regular International Exchange students can go for one semester or for a full academic year. The exchange agreement between UNO and Fachhochschule Cologne University of Applied Sciences allows students to pay tuition at their home institution but they must pay all other expenses, such as housing, transportation, insurance, meals, etc.UNO students at the Fachhochschule Cologne University of Applied Sciences must pay a "Semester Fee" for every semester they are at Fachhochschule Cologne University of Applied Sciences. The Semester Fee pays for a variety of services for students, including Internet access and a pass good for all public transportation and limited rail service between cities in the German state of Nordrhein-Westphalen

Please keep in mind that the German academic calendar does not coincide with that of UNO, so those students wishing to study abroad for only one semester may find it beneficial to attend the "summer" semester in Germany. More information about the university's schedule can be found here.

Courses

While Fachhochschule Cologne University of Applied Sciences offers courses in English, mostly in business, fluency in German will increase the availability of courses. Without enough language skills students will be restricted to classes within special programs, or to a small number of courses offered in English. German language courses are offered in all levels and will be credited by Fachhochschule Cologne University of Applied Sciences yet may not be included in the exchange program.

Accomodation

UNO students on exchange at Fachhochschule Cologne University of Applied Sciences are given priority for rooms in one of the university's residency halls. Students are responsible for making their own living arrangements while in Cologne and the cost of these arrangements are borne solely by the student on the exchange.