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Language Schools in Cologne

Addresses and telephone numbers

If you as a foreign applicant are interested in studying at the University of Cologne and if you cannot prove sufficient knowledge of German language (see "Knowledge of German language required for taking up a course of study"), you may gain the required proficiency by attending a course at a Goethe-Institute, the VHS, or another private language school. The following list is not meant to advertise for any particular school, nor is it meant to provide a complete list of all language schools in the Cologne area. We cannot be held responsible for the quality of any of the German courses offered by these institutions. This list may only serve as a guide while looking for a suitable institution. 

Volkshochschule der Stadt Köln
Contact person for German as a Foreign Language (DaF): Maria Germann-Demirci Tel.: (0221) 221-23605 Fax: (0221) 221-22856 E-Mail:


Carl Duisberg Centrum Hansaring 49-51 50670 Köln
Tel.: (0221) 1626-212 Fax: (0221) 1626-220 E-Mail:


Internationaler Bund Bildungszentrum (BZ) Pfälzischer Ring 100-102 51063 Köln
Contact person: Ms G. Mais Tel.: (0221) 9809-107 Fax: (0221) 9809-101 E-Mail:


Goethe-Institutes close to Cologne

Goethe-Institut Bonn Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 11 53177 Bonn
Tel.: (0228) 95756-0 Fax: (0228) 95756-23 E-Mail:

Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf Immermannstr. 65 40210 Düsseldorf
Tel.: (0211) 99299-0 Fax: (0211) 771084 E-Mail:

You can only register at the following address:
Goethe-Institut Zentrale Einschreibung Helene-Weber-Allee 1 80637 München
Tel.: (089) 15921-200 Fax: (089) 19521-202 E-Mail: