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Faculty of InternationalSample Institute

Orientation Series

The orientation series is designed for international students at the University of Cologne. The aim of the events is to become acquainted with the University’s central institutions and all institutions relevant for students. They also convey important information about studying and living in Germany. Among other things, the series includes:

  • a library tour
  • study and learning guidance
  • information on scholarship programmes by the UoC's Student Guidance and Counselling Services
  • familiarization with the General Students' Committee (AStA)
  • familiarization with the counselling and social services of the Kölner Studierendenwerk
  • familiarization with the university groups and communities
  • lecture on the history of the city and the university

Individual courses take up two semester hours per week.

The event schedules can be found on the right.

For further information, please contact studienstart-international(at)