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Welcome reception

Henriette Reker, the Lord Mayor of the City of Cologne, invites all new foreign students and visiting academics to the Historisches Rathaus.

The reception begins on Friday, 12 April 2024 at 4 p.m. with an official welcome by Mayor Andreas Wolter on behalf of the City of Cologne and Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee for the Cologne universities, followed directly by a "come together" in the atrium with information stands and a light snack. There, the international guests will have the opportunity to inform themselves at numerous stands - including the Foreigners' Office of the City of Cologne, ASten, international university groups, university communities, the Cologne Student Union - about the offers specifically for foreign students.

Right before the reception, we offer newcomers the chance to get to know Cologne better during a guided city tour (German or English).

Welcome Reception:
Friday,12 April 2024 at 4:00 pm at the Historical City Hall, 50677 Cologne.

City Tour:
12 April 2024 at 2:15 pm, Meeting point at KölnTourismus, Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1, 50667 Cologne.

Please fill out the online form further down on this website.

Registration deadline:
3 April 2024 or as soon as the maximum number of 300 guests is reached.

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