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International full degree students

Studying at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo Faculty) at the University of Cologne is an excellent basis for your professional and personal future. With over 8,500 degree-seeking students and a wide range of departments and academic staff, the WiSo Faculty is one of the largest and most prestigious schools of management, economics and social sciences in Europe.

International students interested in studying their entire programme at the WiSo Faculty can apply for the Faculty's general range of programmes, with courses taught fully in English or German, or a combination of both. The Double Master's Programme enables you to complete your master degree at the University of Cologne in cooperation with one of seven selected universities worldwide, while the CEMS Master's in International Management gives you the opportunity to obtain a joint degree offered by 34 excellent universities worldwide, which together form the CEMS network. Students wishing to complete their executive studies in Cologne can find further information here.

While the International Relations Center takes care of all short-term international students, long-term students have access to the WiSo Faculty's standard student services.

Detailed information for international degree seeking master students is available here.

Facts and figures


  • 7 bachelor programmes taught in German, with selected courses taught in English
  • 14 master programmes including double degree programmes, the Master's in International Management (CEMS MIM) and further international programmes taught in English
  • 1 Executive MBA jointly offered with RSM
  • Over 8,500 degree-seeking students
  • 1,543 graduates (fall term 2015/16)
  • 534 academic employees, including 85 professors (2015/16 fall term)

Unique subject diversity
The largest faculty of management, economics and social sciences in Germany, the WiSo Faculty offers a wide selection of subjects, enabling you to choose in line with your own interests and capabilities.

Excellent quality in teaching and research
The WiSo Faculty has continually held top positions in numerous prestigious rankings, e.g. in the daily "Handelsblatt" or the weekly "Wirtschaftswoche".

First-rate services and guidance
The WiSo Faculty offers you comprehensive support and advice in all areas, from course guidance to international exchange and the career service.

Active student life
Dynamic campus life and a wide variety of over 70 student initiatives enable you to get involved and demonstrate commitment.

Attractive place to study
Besides its major importance as a business hub and cosmopolitan metropolis, the city of Cologne offers an exciting mix of education, culture and entertainment.