You've heard of Studierendenwerk, but what exactly is it responsible for? No idea. We'll help you out and introduce ourselves.
On this page, we have compiled all the important information for a successful start to your studies in the city with a "K", especially for first-year students. This includes helpful contact addresses and contact points: from the refectory to the right party locations to finding an apartment, everything is included. So that your studies are successful and fun - even in difficult times.
The Kölner Studierendenwerk – short Werk – is pleased to meet you and warmly welcomes all Freshmen in Cologne! Which services does the Werk offer besides BAföG and Student Accomodation? You'll find out in the video. Select ‚settings‛ to turn on the English subtitles.
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Find out more about the Werk and what we can do for you:
Beratung, Kinder und Soziale Angebote / Counseling
Online counseling platform here.
Internationales / International Relations
List of International Offices with additional covid19-information here.
The Kölner Studierendenwerk serves and supports students of the following universities in Cologne. The Werk basically takes care of all matters surrounding your study. For more details about your study programm, courses and regulations, visit the website of your university:
You like to take action, join the discussion and get involved? Then the following student initiatives might be exactly what you have been looking for. At every university there are student bodies of faculty - the so-called Fachschaften. They organise fun events and are the first contact for students of the different faculties. Among two of them, there is an infamous rivalry. To determine which one has the better parties, they challenge each other in legendary competitions (for example Campus Crown).
The cultural diversity of Cologne is almost endless as are the ways to spend your freetime. Here are some insider tips:
The student council (German: Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss - shortly AStA) represents your interests towards the university administration and politics.
Living in Cologne is pretty pricey. This is why most of the students have to work part-time. If you are looking for a job, the following links could be helpful.
Sometimes, studying can be overwhelming, but you are not alone.