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Central guidance services

Some concerns can occasionally be better clarified at the central level because they are not WiSo-specific. Below is a list of some important contact points that may also be relevant in the context of your studies.

In particular, we would like to point out the offer "Healthy University Cologne" - health management portal for students.

Central Study Guidance (ZSB)

  • General, interdisciplinary counselling centre
  • Study options and decision-making
  • Website

Student's Registration Office

  • Contact point for all organisational and legal questions about entering and completing your studies
  • Application, enrolment, leave of absence, re-registration, exmatriculation
  • Website

International Office

  • Contact point for international students: Application of non-EU citizens, entry and residence, financing, visa, German courses
  • "Studienstart International"
  • Website

Centre for Teacher Education (ZfL)

  • Central point of contact for all questions concerning teacher training at the University of Cologne.
  • In combination with WiSo: economics as a teaching subject (vocational specialisation, educational sciences in the master's degree in economic education)
  • Website

Professional Center

  • Enables orientation on the labour market and imparts job-qualifying skills
  • Studium Integrale offers such as lecture series or Berlitz language courses
  • Coaching offers and certificate courses
  • Website

Werk (Kölner Studierendenwerk)

  • Psychological counselling, studying with a child, learning counselling
  • BAföG, financial counselling
  • Mensa and menus, halls of residence
  • Website

Service Centre Inclusion (SZI)

Discrimination, sexualised violence and bullying

AStA (General Student Committee)

  • Represents students' interests
  • Various departments (e.g. anti-discrimination and culture, social affairs and international affairs)
  • Hardship Committee (e.g. refund of semester ticket)
  • Website

Nightline Cologne

  • Confidential and anonymous listening and information telephone for students of all Cologne universities and colleges.
  • Worries of any kind (e.g. family, partnership, financial etc.) can be discussed there
  • Website