Study in Cologne: All private universities & degree programmes from Business Administration to Social Work

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With around 100,000 students, Cologne is the third largest university location in Germany after Berlin and Munich. A total of 24 universities are located in Cologne or operate a branch in the city. There are more universities in the neighbouring cities of Puhlheim, Erftstadt and Brühl. Here I introduce you to all the private universities in Cologne and the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes they offer.

The universities offer not only classic campus study programmes, but also dual study programmes and part-time study programmes in particular. The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, for example, offers numerous campus study programmes as well as part-time study programmes at its Cologne location.

Cologne as a university city in figures. Cost of living is an index of cost of living + rent. A cost of living index of 120 means that living in this city is 20% more expensive than in New York City. Quality of life is the quality of life index, a combination of different indices. Details on the indices can be found at https://de.numbeo.com. Population density in inhabitants per km2
Inhabitants 1,083,498
Population density 2,686
Cost of living 52.94
Quality of life 158.48
Private universities 19
State universities 5
Church universities 1
Students 100,000

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Logo HS FreseniusFresenius University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany. In the winter semester 2021/2022, a total of 17,045 students were enrolled at the university. The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is located in Idstein, Hesse, and also has branches in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin and New York. The university mainly offers degree programmes in the fields of economics and natural sciences.

Special feature: Many degree courses are not only offered as attendance courses, but also optionally as distance learning courses or as evening study courses. In addition, you can also transfer to one of the university's locations, such as Hamburg, during the course of your studies.

 Im Mediapark 4c, 50670 Cologne

Here are the most interesting degree programmes offered by the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Cologne:

CourseDurationFees

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14112 € total
from 336 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 30600 € total
from 850 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14490 € total
from 345 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 30600 € total
from 850 € monthly

On-campus program
4 Semesterfrom 20400 € total
from 850 € monthly

Part-time program
4 Semesterfrom 13080 € total
from 545 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 34200 € total
from 950 € monthly

On-campus program
8 Semesterfrom 21204 € total
from 589 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 26250 € total
from 625 € monthly

On-campus program
4 Semesterfrom 18000 € total
from 750 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 30600 € total
from 850 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 19620 € total
from 545 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 30600 € total
from 850 € monthly
The Business & Media Campus of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in the MediaPark in Cologne.

IU International University of Applied Sciences

Logo IUThe IU International University of Applied Sciences is the largest university in Germany with over 70,000 enrolled students. The university is based in Erfurt in Thuringia, but IU also offers its campus study programmes in Berlin and Bad Honnef. IU operates a branch in Cologne, through which dual study programmes and campus study programmes are offered. The university also offers more than 100 distance learning programmes that can be studied regardless of location.

 Bonner Str. 271, 50968 Cologne

Here are the most interesting degree programmes offered by IU in Cologne:

CourseDurationFees

Fulltime programm (blended learning)
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 390 € monthly

Dual studies
7 Semester

Dual studies
7 Semester

Dual studies
7 Semester

Dual studies
7 Semester

Fulltime programm (blended learning)
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 390 € monthly

Fulltime programm (blended learning)
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 390 € monthly

Dual studies
7 Semester

In addition, the IU in Cologne offers 4 study programmes in the study format myStudium. MyStudium is aimed at high school graduates and is a so-called hybrid study programme that combines a classic campus study programme with online study.

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CBS Internationale Business School

Logo CBSCBS International Business School is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Cologne. The school was founded in 1993, and in the winter semester 2019/2020, a total of 1771 students from 75 nations were enrolled at the university. As a business school, the CBS offers a range of business degree programmes according to international standards.

Hardefuststr. 1, 50677 Cologne

Here is an overview of the most interesting study programmes at the CBS in Cologne:

CourseDurationFees

On-campus program
4 Semesterfrom 34380 € total
from 955 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 33300 € total
from 925 € monthly

Döpfer University of Applied Sciences

logo hsdThe Döpfer University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences with its headquarters in Cologne and a further location in Regensburg. The university was founded in 2013. In winter semester 2020/2021, a total of 636 students were enrolled at the university. The university offers campus study programmes, dual study programmes and part-time study programmes in the fields of health sciences and social sciences.

Waidmarkt 3 und 9, 50676 Cologne

Here are the most interesting degree programmes at Döpfer University of Applied Sciences in Cologne at a glance:

CourseDurationFees

Dual studies
5 Semesterfrom 13500 € total
from 450 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 14040 € total
from 390 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 17640 € total
from 490 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 21564 € total
from 599 € monthly

On-campus program
4 Semesterfrom 16776 € total
from 699 € monthly

Part-time program
6 Semesterfrom 15840 € total
from 440 € monthly

IB University of Health and Social Sciences

logo ib hochschuleThe IB University of Applied Sciences for Health and Social Sciences is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Berlin with a campus in Cologne. The university was founded in 2006; in the winter semester 2019/2020, a total of 762 students were enrolled. At the Cologne campus, for example, the university offers a Bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology.

Schönhauser Straße 64, 50968 Cologne

Here are the study programmes at the IB University of Applied Sciences in Cologne at a glance:

CourseDurationFees

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 24570 € total
from 585 € monthly

On-campus program
8 Semesterfrom 13560 € total
from 245 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 16140 € total
from 360 € monthly

RFH – University of Applied Science

Logo RFHThe RFH – University of Applied Science Cologne is a private, state-approved university of applied sciences based in Cologne. The university was founded in 1985. 6,203 students were enrolled at the university in the winter semester 2019/2020. In addition to a Bachelor in Business Law, the university offers, for example, an MBA in International Business in Cologne.

Schaevenstrasse 1a–b, 50676 Cologne

In Cologne, the RFH offers these degree programmes, among others:

CourseDurationFees

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 17964 € total
from 499 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 19764 € total
from 549 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 17964 € total
from 499 € monthly

On-campus program
4 Semesterfrom 14376 € total
from 599 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semester

On-campus program
4 Semester

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 21564 € total
from 599 € monthly

FHM University of Applied Sciences

logo fhmThe FHM University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Bielefeld/North Rhine-Westphalia with further campuses in Bamberg, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, Pulheim, Rostock and Schwerin. In the winter semester 2019/2020, a total of 4721 students were enrolled at FHM. At the Cologne location, FHM offers numerous bachelor's and master's degrees in the fields of business, media and health.

Hohenstaufenring 62, 50674 Cologne

Here are the interesting study programmes at FHM in Cologne at a glance:

CourseDurationFees

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 25020 € total
from 695 € monthly

Part-time program
5 Semesterfrom 17440 € total
from 545 € monthly

Part-time program
5 Semesterfrom 15260 € total
from 545 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 25020 € total
from 695 € monthly

On-campus program
4 Semesterfrom 16680 € total
from 695 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 25020 € total
from 695 € monthly

Part-time program
4 Semesterfrom 10920 € total
from 455 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 25020 € total
from 695 € monthly

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

logo macromediaThe Macromedia University of Applied Sciences (formerly MHMK, Hochschule für Medien und Kommunikation) is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences with its headquarters in Stuttgart and further locations in Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Cologne, Hamburg, Leipzig and Berlin. The university was founded in 2006, and in the winter semester 2019/2020 a total of 3,833 students were enrolled at the university. In the media city of Cologne, the university offers degree programmes in the field of media studies in particular.

Brüderstraße 17, 50667 Cologne

Here are the most interesting degree programmes at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Cologne at a glance:

CourseDurationFees

On-campus program
3 Semesterfrom 16110 € total
from 895 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 26100 € total
from 725 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 26100 € total
from 725 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 26100 € total
from 725 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 26100 € total
from 725 € monthly

On-campus program
7 Semesterfrom 26100 € total
from 725 € monthly

FOM University of Applied Sciences

icon fomThe FOM University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences alongside the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and the IU and is based in Essen/North Rhine-Westphalia. Founded in 1993, FOM had a total of 54425 students enrolled in the 2019/2020 winter semester. FOM operates more than 30 higher education centres in Germany, including in Cologne. FOM's degree programmes are aimed at working professionals. Through various flexible time models, the classroom lectures take place parallel to a company job or training.

 Im Mediapark 4c, 50670 Cologne

Here is a list of the part-time study programmes offered by FOM in Cologne at a glance:

CourseDurationFees

Part-time program
8 Semesterfrom 17100 € total
from 350 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 12390 € total
from 295 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14490 € total
from 345 € monthly

Part-time program
4 Semesterfrom 11880 € total
from 495 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 12390 € total
from 295 € monthly
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State universities

In addition to the many private universities, Cologne is home to a total of 5 state universities. The University of Cologne is probably the biggest university magnet for students from Germany and all over the world.

These are the state universities in Cologne:

  • University of Cologne: The University of Cologne is one of the largest and oldest universities in Germany. The university was founded in 1388, and in the winter semester 2020/2021 a total of 54,200 students were enrolled at the university. The degree programmes are offered at a total of 6 faculties. The university is located at Albertus-Magnus-Platz in 50931 Cologne.
  • German Sport University Cologne: The German Sport University Cologne is a university and at the same time the only sports university in Germany. The university was founded in 1947 and a total of 5946 students were enrolled in the winter semester 2020/2021. The range of courses includes 5 Bachelor's and 9 Master's programmes as well as 7 continuing education Master's programmes. The university is located at Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6 in 50933 Cologne.
  • Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln: The Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln is an art and music university and was founded in 1845. In winter semester 2020/2021, a total of 1522 students were enrolled at the university. The university has additional locations in Aachen and Wuppertal. The range of courses includes over 30 Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
  • Academy of Media Arts Cologne: The Academy of Media Arts is the second art and music university in Cologne alongside the University of Music and Dance. The university was founded in 1990. 380 students were enrolled at the university in winter semester 2020/2021. The university offers an undergraduate and a postgraduate degree programme in Media Arts. The university is located at Peter-Welter-Platz 2 in 50676 Cologne.
  • TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences): The TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) is a university of applied sciences and was founded in 1971. The university is the largest university in Cologne after the University of Cologne - in the winter semester 2020/2021, a total of 26,817 students were enrolled. Study programmes are offered in the departments of Applied Natural Sciences, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Information and Communication, Computer Science, Engineering, Culture, Society and Social Affairs, and Economics. The campus is located at Claudiusstraße 1 in 50678 Cologne.

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