Details at a Glance
Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is one of the oldest universities in Germany. With more than 50.000 enrolled students, it is also currently one of the largest German universities.At the moment over 5.000 international students are enrolled at the University of Cologne both as degree seeking students and exchange students.
The University of Cologne offers numerous opportunities to obtain a doctorate: in structured programs, in the traditional German individual doctorate under supervision as well as in cooperation with non-university research institutions.
The University of Cologne (UoC) is committed to creating the best possible conditions for doctoral studies. With approximately 3,300 registered doctoral candidates (ca. 700 degrees per year), the scientific qualification of doctoral candidates and their career advancement are an important task of the UoC. This requires a coordinated interaction of subject-related and interdisciplinary expertise. The UoC has therefore created a sustainable, comprehensive network of currently 44 graduate schools and doctoral programs. It builds on the UoC graduate schools of the six Faculties and the Centre of Teacher Education and also includes the graduate schools established together with non-university research institutions as well as doctoral programmes funded by third parties.
The UoC also offers a large number of Masters' programs with no tuition fees, taught in English.