university of cologne fee

Last Updated on January 17, 2023

Without doubt, your college fee accounts for the biggest expense within your student life, as you’ll be paying it for 3-4 years. If you’ve never heard of University of Cologne before or any other university in Germany for that matter, it’s probably because there aren’t many international students who choose to study in Germany.

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Costs & Financing

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One of the key aspects when planning your studies in Cologne – especially as an international student – is the financing of your studies. Many international students depend on

•        a job
•        a scholarship
•        a loan.

Here we would like to provide to you useful tips for financing your studies sucessfully.

Costs at the UoC and in Cologne

Does the University of Cologne charge tuition fees and what exactly is the social contribution fee (“Semesterbeitrag”)?

Costs of Living in Cologne

According to the 21st Social Survey of the “Deutsches Studentenwerk” (2017) the cost of living for a student in Cologne are at least 832,00 €:

Rent (including extra charges)366,00
Learning material20,00
Semester fee *45,00
Health insurance, Medical fees79,00
Communication (Phone, Internet)33,00

* The semester fee has to be paid each semester/6 months and amounts to 287,95 € (as of winter semester 2021/22). It includes a ticket for public transportation in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Bachelor’s degree programmes

Create an excellent basis for your further career!

A bachelor’s degree in management, economics or social sciences paves the way for your individual career path – regardless of whether you enter the profession directly after your Bachelor’s degree, complete a trainee programme or decide on a further master’s degree programme. Find the bachelor’s degree programme that suits you and study at a top-ranked university in a vibrant city.

Top ranking

The WiSo Faculty combines theory and practice. The bachelor’s degree programmes are interdisciplinary and are intended to promote the exchange of knowledge both among students and between disciplines. Also, thanks to the innovative teaching and the excellent research, the faculty performs well in national as well as international university rankings.

Attractive location

Conceptual artwork "Liebe Deine Stadt" ("Love your city") by Merlin Bauer

Cologne is known for its joie de vivre, tolerance and cosmopolitanism. The metropolitan region is not only interesting as a place to study but also offers students a wide range of contact opportunities for professional practice. The region has an attractive and sustainable mix of industries in which, among other things, media and creative industries, logistics and life sciences all play a key role throughout Germany.

Our bachelor’s degree programmes overview

We offer you a wide range of bachelor’s programmes in economics and social sciences, which are intertwined through their interdisciplinarity:

Business Administration


Social Sciences

Management, Economics & Social Sciences

Information Systems

Health Economics

Vocational School Teacher Training

Study Integrals

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