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  • Locations: Cologne, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
  • This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/01/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Program Description:

TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences 


Cologne, Germany



Cologne, Germany

Academic Focus

2.5 GPA

Spring, Year

Language of Instruction
English and/or German

Partner Website
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Cologne City

Program Summary


This exchange is open to majors in the College of Business and Economics only. The international business program is preparing its students to operate in today’s global business world. The city of Cologne is Germany’s oldest city and has always been an important commercial center. The TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences has over 17,000 students at 3 different campuses.

Students may participate in the exchange to TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences 
for the academic year or spring or fall semester.



Students will take courses offered at the TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences program, such as International Strategic Management, Managerial Economics, International Finance and European Business.  A full course load is 30 ECTS credits, typically made up of 5 courses worth 6 ECTS credits (3 UW-W credits) each.

For further information about academics at Cologne, please refer to their International Business webpage and Information for Exchange Students webpage, which includes information about academics, the application process, and practical information.




TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences has no student residences of its own. It is up to visiting students to find accommodation for themselves for the period of their stay in Cologne. Students should start searching for accommodation as soon as possible, as it can be difficult to find an apartment in Cologne.

There are two types of accommodation recommended for international students. The first are rooms that are temporarily sublet by Cologne students who have themselves gone abroad. The second are rooms and apartments in student residences that are rented to students through an organization called Kölner Studentenwerk, which has 86 buildings with 4,600 rooms available.  For more information on accommodation, click here.

Student Life and Surroundings

Cologne is situated on the river Rhein in North Rhine-Westphalia and is the fourth largest city in Germany with around 1,000,000 inhabitants. Cologne's citizens are very friendly and welcoming people of all types and with all interests. Because of this, the people of Cologne are known to be very patient with non-native German speakers who wish to practice and improve their language skills.

Cologne has a unique character that allows people of many different cultures to come together in one city. There are countless opportunities for students to go out and socialize with friends and locals in the city. There are events occurring on a regular basis and restaurants and bars for every kind of taste. Travel within the city of Cologne is easy with public transport. Students often take advantage of  their time off on weekends to travel to surrounding cities and countries, as well as other European destinations.

Approximate Cost:

Students pay UW-Whitewater tuition while studying abroad through this program. Personal spending habits and exchange rate fluctuations can affect estimated totals. Click here for currency exchange rate information.

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,800
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 175
Subtotal $4,245
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Round-Trip Airfare 1,800
German Residence Permit 125
German Student Semester Fees
(includes free public transportation)
Accommodation** 2,700
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Subtotal $9,395
Total*** $13,640

*2019-20 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
** Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary.
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $7,400.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year April 1 Mid September to Mid July
Fall Semester (subject to approval by UW-W) April 1 Mid September to Early February
Spring Semester (preferred) October 15 Mid March to Mid July


Passport and Visa Requirements


Students need a passport to study in Germany. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the end of your program. Obtaining a passport can take two to three months. U.S. citizens participating in this program do not need to apply for an entry visa, but must apply for a German residence permit/long-term visa. Visa and residence permit requirements for students of other nationalities may vary.



Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

OGE Exchange Advisor
Shia Lee

This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.