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  • Locations: Cologne, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UCCS applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/01/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2025-2026 03/01/2025 ** 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:
Type of Program: UCCS Exchange Programs Areas of Study: Business Psychology, German, International Business, International Culture and Management, International Management, International Media Management, International Tourism Management
Language of Instruction: English, German Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum Class Standing: 2. Sophomore Housing Type: Residence Hall
Themes & Meta Majors: Business and Entrepreneurship, Exchange Programs
Program Description:

Cologne Business School

The Cologne Business School is a private business school founded in 1993 and has approximately 1,000 students. Cologne's mission statement is to design the study organization and contents of the degree courses in accordance with the student's employability. International lectureres and rigid organizations enable efficient, forward-looking studying. Small study groups and support by the professors are the hallmark of the learning atmosphere at CBS. A network of partner universities in several countries and strong contacts to the economy provide the opportunity of gaining international study and work experience during studies.

Comprehensive information related to Cologne Business School is available in their Exchange Student Arrival Guide as well as in the information below:

Interested in going on this program? Visit our Steps to Study Abroad website for more information: 

Have any further questions about this program? Take a look at our FAQ or contact us at



The Cologne Business School (CBS)  offers students the opportunity to study abroad in Cologne, Germany. Here, students can take English instructed courses in: International Business, International Culture and Management, International Tourism Management, International Media Management, General Management, and Business Psychology.
Courses Available at Cologne Business School

The Course Registration Forms for each term can be the best indication of the classes that will be available in future terms at CBS. 

Fall Registration Form
Spring Registration Form

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester Mid to Late August-Mid to Late December
Spring Semester Mid to Late January-Mid to Late May
Exact start and end dates will vary year to year. Please reference the dates and deadlines link above to see exact dates.


  Cologne Business School offers international housing that is just a little over 2 miles away from the campus! Rooms start at around $1,500/semester for a shared bedroom and around $2800/semester for a single bedroom. These prices include all utilities (electricity, hot water, heating, internet (Wi-Fi), phone (landline) and a cleaning service for the kitchen and all common rooms as well as the bathrooms), and there are washing machines/dryers. To learn more about accommodations at CBS, you can click here


Every student going abroad through UCCS is required to obtain or show proof of a comprehensive international health insurance plan that includes emergency evacuation and repatriation. UCCS recommends a minimum coverage amount of $200,000.00. Please visit our insurance page for more information and to see the UCCS recommended international health insurance provider. Rates will vary depending on the student and the duration of stay.

Students must obtain a health insurance which is equivalent to the German health insurance. Most U.S. insurances are not sufficient to be equivalent to German insurance therefore it is recommended that students sign up for German insurance.  Students can obtain a student health insurance from the Techniker Krankenkasse or other health insurance companies. More information can be obtained upon acceptance to CBS. 

Immigration, Visas and Banking

Students who hold a U.S. passport do not need a visa to enter Germany but need to apply for a German residence permit for purposes of study once they arrive in country. In order to obtain this permit, students should expect to purchase German health insurance as well as show proof of financial resources. Currently, (2018) a monthly amount of at least 720.00 Euros for the duration of the stay (8,640.00 for a year). Students may open bank accounts in Germany to assist with this process. Deutsche Bank currently offers limited-withdrawal bank accounts for students, and can find more information here. For step-by-step instructions on opening a blocked bank account, students can refer to this Study in Germany website. Information regarding residency permits can change, so it is always best to refer to the German Missions in the United States website for the most up-to-date and accurate information. 

The Global Engagement Office does not process or issue visas and permits. We are here to advise and assist you with the process, but obtaining this permit is ultimately your responsibility.  

Costs and Tuition

UCCS students that have been accepted to study at CBS as an exchange student will pay tuition and fees to UCCS for the appropriate number of credits (12-15) at their normal UCCS tuition rate. Students should expect to pay the following costs in country and out-of-pocket; airfare, housing, meals, books and supplies. 

Financial Aid

Students are eligible to receive financial aid for this program as long as they maintain full-time status while abroad. Before departure students will need to receive pre-approval on all course work that they intend to take via their academic advisor or a faculty member through a study away form that can be obtained in the Global Engagement Office. Financial aid will not be released early for education abroad purposes. For specific questions regarding financial aid, students should contact the UCCS financial aid office directly.


Students are eligible to continue to receive most scholarships and grants that they would receive normally during the semester as long as there are not stipulations that students need to be on-campus. Students should confirm this with their appropriate contact for the scholarship. Students wishing to apply for scholarships for study abroad should visit our scholarship website.

Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
U.S. Department of State:
Centers for Disease Control:


Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany
More than 2000 years’ history and a population of more than one million, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany. Moreover, Cologne lies in the heart of Europe: The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are literally just around the corner. Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris can be reached quickly by train at the weekend. 

Cologne was founded as a Roman settlement called Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensum. In the 1st century A.D. its first city wall was built. Remains of these times can still be found all over the city. The most popular and impressive sight is the gothic-style Cologne Cathedral in the heart of the city. It lies in the vicinity of the old town (Altstadt) with its numerous cafés, pubs, “Kölsch” breweries and shopping facilities. The best view of the cathedral and the historic skyline of Cologne with its many church towers can be caught from across Cologne´s second impressive landmark – the Rhine river. The open-hearted and multicultural air of the city makes it easy to meet new friends, not only during the Carnival season or when having a Kölsch. With one of the largest student populations in Germany, Cologne has a vivid night-life that takes place in many cocktail-bars, pubs and clubs. But Cologne is also a city of culture. It is home to a wide variety of museums, galleries, theatres, an opera house and a philharmonic orchestra. International music and sports stars perform at the Köln LANXESS Arena – and never to forget the cultural highlight of the cathedral! Media have a long tradition in Cologne: newspaper and magazine publishing companies and art booktrades have partly had their main offices in Cologne for centuries. Later, they were accompanied by numerous radio- and TV-stations, such as WDR, N-TV, Super RTL or VOX. The MediaPark is home to around 250 enterprizes, among them Radio Köln and Eins Live, as well as production firms, recording studios, radio stations, record labels and consulting firms. The vicinity of the CBS to economy is a great benefit for jobs, internships and the entrance into professional life. Cologne has a centuries-old tradition of trade and trade-fairs. Trading firms and industries, e.g. metal-, automobile-, chemical-, pharmaceutical-, printing- or clothing-industry as well as music- or media firms are constantly searching for inspired and motivated junior employees who have plans for a successful future. 

Whether visiting the Romano-Germanic Museum, looking around the Roman Praetorium or taking a walk past the medieval city gates – Cologne's 2,000-year history can be felt everywhere. The Romano-Germanic Museum is, besides its outstanding glass collection, home to the Dionysos mosaic and the famous tomb of Poblicius.

Situated directly on the Rhine and marked by narrow gables and high slated roofs, a district of its own type asserts itself in the Old City of Cologne, the unmistakable, historically appearing character of which stands out immediately.

Also, Cologne is an art and culture metropolis of international renown: 42 museums, such as the Museum Ludwig, which houses the biggest pop art collection outside the USA, the new cultural Quarter at Neumarkt and 120 galleries with the widest variety of collections from all eras bear witness to Cologne's reputation as a centre for art and culture. Cologne also has an extremely animated theatre scene.s