Fachhochschule Köln Overview

22,500 students and four campuses in three cities make Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) the largest of its kind in Germany.

However, size is not the only factor that distinguishes CUAS from most other German universities of applied sciences - the university can offer academic diversity, broad research activities and an international focus.

Cologne University of Applied Sciences is a member of UAS7 – the strategic alliance of seven outstanding universities of applied sciences in Germany – and a charter member of the North Rhine-Westphalia University Innovation Alliance. In addition, it is a full member of the European University Association (EUA).

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with Cologne University of Applied Sciences for the College of Arts and Humanities.

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Semester 1 Semester 2
 19th October 2015 - 6th February 2016  21st March 2016 - 15th July 2016

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

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The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.