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Exchange (Bilateral) Germany: TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Cologne, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** 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.
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Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
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Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
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Minimum GPA:
2.5
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Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
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Areas of Study:
Business
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Target Language:
German
Program Description:
Program Description:

TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences 

 

Cologne, Germany

 

                             


Location
 
Cologne, Germany

Academic Focus
 
Business

Eligibility
 
2.5 GPA

Terms
 
Spring, Year

Language of Instruction
 
English and/or German

Partner Website
 
Click Here

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 semester.

 

Academics

 

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.

                                                                                                                              


Accommodations

 

TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences has no student residences of it’s 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* 3,846
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 175
Subtotal $4,296
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Round-Trip Airfare 1,200
German Residence Permit 125
German Student Semester Fees
(includes free public transportation)
320
Accommodation** 2,700
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Subtotal $8,795
Total*** $13,091

*2018-19 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 $9,521


Application Dates and Deadlines

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


Contacts

 

Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759
Email: studyabroad@uww.edu

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor
Dr. Carol Scovotti
Department of Marketing
Hyland Hall 3432
(262) 472-5469
scovottic@uww.edu



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