Good to know!

Here you can find some interesting information regarding your stay!

Who is who?

Inthe beginning the organizationalstructure at the University of Cologne might seem a bit confusing. You will bein touch with the central International Office of the University of Cologne and us, the Center for International Relations at your futureFaculty, the Faculty of Human Sciences.

The Center for International Relations (ZIB) and the International Office

TheZIB (Center for International Relations) is the Center for most of theInternational aspects at the Faculty of Human Sciences. We work on the internationalisation of research and teaching for the HumanSciences. We are also coordinating most of the international activities here atthe Faculty, and are taking care of international students, teachers, andresearch guests.

Weare strongly cooperating with the central International Office of theUniversity of Cologne.

Regarding the ERASMUS-students, the InternationalOffice will be in charge of the whole application process, while theZIB at the Faculty of Human Sciences will help you with everything thatis related to the Faculty, i.e. your courses, Learning Agreement etc.

You can find more information about theInternational Office here:


ERASMUS Student Network

The ERASMUS Student Network (ESN) is a studentassociation which provides the exchange students with local support andorganises cultural and social events for all exchange students in Cologne.

For more information, please click here:

Buddy Programm

The first days in a new City and at a newUniversity can be really overwhelming. In order to help you settle in Cologneand at the University, we can provide you with a Buddy. A Buddy is a localstudent who is happy to help you with all kinds of questions regarding yourstay. Moreover, your Buddy can help you improve your language skills and showyou student life in Cologne.

Most of the"Buddy"-students have also made the experience of being an ERASMUSstudent abroad, and she or he will be happy to meet you!

If you want to takepart in the Buddy Programm, you can fill out the application form.