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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)
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Universität zu Köln review by Federica

Review by Federica, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Business Studies, University Agreement
HOUSING    
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: A room exchange
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Because at the end of the semster I have to leave it as the owner wanted back......
Personal comments:
They were really good informed in renting apartments.
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STUDENT LIFE    
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: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
none
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ACADEMIC       4.5 / 5
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:



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:
none

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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: Did not speak it
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
It is a great experience to speak a foreign language in its countru as it allows you to be closer to people in anyway......
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EXPENSES    
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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits:
Because in food may things such as for example fruits and vegetables are imported categories so of course I had to pay more money but for other things such sa cinema or musuem or telephone as I was a student in Germany there many faciliatations as student.
Food: was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
All bank services were free
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OVERALL    
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...
Nothing, I mean anyway you should be able to face any problems both at home and abroad.
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:
to go on like now



FINAL COMMENTS

Just do it.....do not miss the opportunity in joining at something like that.
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