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Universität zu Köln (UNIKOELN)

University of Cologne, Kerpener Straße 4, 50923 Köln, Germany
3.95 / 5 based on 282 reviews.
Description:
Numbering almost 62,000 students, the University of Cologne, is one of the largest of the German universities. It is also one of the oldest: in 1988 it celebrated six hundred years of existence. The foundation of many other universities in late medieval Germany was due to the initiative of important-spiritual and temporal authorities, but in Cologne it was the citizens who established the university. Thus today the University of Cologne is still a "city university", and that in a double sense: founded by the citizens of Cologne and with a university campus not outside of but within the city itself. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the large economic and industrial Rhine/Ruhr are... Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
88% of students recommend
282 reviews
Housing
3.7/5
All experiences (282)
Student life
4.3/5
5 stars (102)
Academic
3.8/5
4 stars (108)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (72)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
If you have the opportunity, take your bike with you, Cologne is a city of bicycles. Read Review
xsmip12, Czech Republic

282 reviews of Universität zu Köln

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HOUSING    
by Tala, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: WG
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why? I enjoyed living in a WG. I shared the place with 5 other people and three of them were German so I had the opportunity to practice my German and meet lots of German friends through them which was great! Also, super cheap!
Personal comments:
none
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Petr, University of Economics Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Business Studies, CEMS
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
There are more places which are worth seeing and events which are worth visiting. If I had to choose one pub, it would be Klein Koeln in Friesenstr., the most important event in Cologne is the Craneval.
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ACADEMIC    
by Eric, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, CEMS
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
It is a pretty bureaucratic system regarding course election, so be patient. Seminar courses are interesting, try to avoid boring "Vorlessung".



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
More availability of courses and less bureaucracy.

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by Eric, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business Studies, CEMS
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Teachers were most of the times understanding towards international students who were not completely fluent at German. There were a few courses offered in English as well.
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EXPENSES    
by Andreas, NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Because I wanted to experience as much as possible during my stay. I did not focus on the money.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Food, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Petr, University of Economics Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Business Studies, CEMS
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
No, I had no problems, so there is no information I wish I had known.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
The recommendation would be not to be shocked by the size of the university and the anonymity of a single student. Also, take your notebook with a WLAN card with you in order to take advantage of the university wireless network.



FINAL COMMENTS

If you have the opportunity, take your bike with you, Cologne is a city of bicycles.
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