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  • Locations: Cologne, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, German Program Type: Exchange
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Business, Economics, German, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, Tourism
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Natalie Palmer
Program Description:
Program Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
Program Dates | Financial Details | More Information

Program Description

The University
The Cologne Business School (CBS) is a private business school in the heart of Cologne. It is ranked among the top German universities for business studies. With over 75 partner institutions worldwide, CBS welcomes international students from around the world and provides a truly global campus environment.

The Surrounding Area
With more than 2000 years of history and a population of more than one million, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany. As one of Germany’s largest and best-loved university cities, Cologne has plenty to offer and attracts students from Germany and all over the world.  Cologne is home to the Dom (the cathedral) and is situated on the Rhine River with long-stretching riverbanks and promenades, providing popular destinations for day trips.  As a metropolis, Cologne still has surprises in store for long-time residents.  Cologne's city centre offers a wide range of different shopping opportunities and the 86 districts of Cologne draw a colorful picture of the urban life with all its facets.  A pro Cologne Business School decision is always a decision for the city of Cologne.  The city, the people, the culture and the economy – Cologne is a pure experience.

Student Life
Student life is more than merely lectures, exams and homework.  Eating and drinking, culture and sports, student initiatives and general educational projects are also included.  The relaxed campus, the modern business lounge and also the close-by Volksgarten (park) entice you to be active and do something with your fellow students.  The campus garden is a popular place for meeting and relaxing between lectures.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.75+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

CBS offers coursework in international business, intercultural management, international tourism management, digital media management, business psychology and general management.  Business, economics, marketing, social sciences and psychology courses are also offered. Most courses are taught in English, but students can also take German language courses during their study abroad.  


The CBS Student Residence accommodates 32 international student on four floors.  The residence is similar to a classical hall of residence, providing the opportunity to settle down in Cologne and to get to know other students in relaxed surroundings. Each room in the dormitory is furnished with a bed, closet, desk, storage rack, lamps, bedding and private lockers.  The building is located in Bonner Strasse, a lifely road with numerous supermarkets, snack bars, pubs and restaurants, a large post office tennis courts and several fitness studios.  The bus stop is conveniently located in front of the building.

Program Dates

Academic Year 
Late August to Early June

Fall Semester Dates
Late August to Mid-December

Spring Semester Dates
Late January to Early June

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad: 

  • Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
  • Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad. 

With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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