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Academic Short Programme in the UK: WiSo@London

Application now open on WEX (until 31 January 2023):
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Organised under the University of Cologne's administrative umbrella, and taught by professors affiliated with UK institutions, the WiSo@London programme offers a unique four-week study experience abroad, including co-curricular excursions and company visits.

Participants who successfully complete all programme components earn up to 18 ECTS towards their programme of study at the WiSo Faculty. ECTS to be gained vary depending on your programme of study and the year of your examination regulations (PO) see accordion below for additional information.

Dates: 14 August - 8 September 2023 (tentative)
Location: London (Bloomsbury)
Course Content: Courses address current topics in the area of management, business strategy and economics (Sustainability & Competitive Advantage, Post-Brexit Economy in the UK, Innovation in and with Cities), and take an analytical and comparative approach from a UK perspective. All courses are taught in English by faculty affiliated with UK institutions.

Eligibility: Only open to Bachelor students of the WiSo faculty. Participation in the programme requires a minimum age of 18 years.
Contribution to Expenses:
 €1.890 (Travel costs, accommodation and subsistence are not included.)

Application Process & Cost

All Cologne students are required to apply via the WEX International Outgoings Portal.

Application will open via WEX on 1 December 2022.
Application deadline: 31 January 2023

Required documents:

  • CV and motivational letter in English (one page each)
  • Latest academic transcript
  • Abiturzeugnis or equivalent 
  • Proof of enrolment
  • Proof of English language proficiency: 
    • TOEFL (iBT, minimum of 87),  IELTS (minimum of 6.0), Cambridge Certificate (minimum FCE), FILTERtest on level B2- minimum;
      the Business English certificates from the current winter semester course can be used for the STAP/WiSo@London application (minimum level B2);
    • We accept language tests beyond their standard expiry period of two years; however, where the test was administered more than 5 years before the programme application, we reserve the right to enquire for additional information or ask for an updated test result.
  • Any further certificates and evaluations of internships you consider relevant for this programme.

Upon acceptance: In order to participate in this programme, a contribution to expenses is payable by all candidates (€1,890 for BSc) in order to be admitted to the programme. Travel costs, accommodation and subsistence are not included.