Campus & Student Life

Accommodation in Cologne

Accommodation for International Students in Cologne


All the information you need for living in Cologne: CBS accommodation, student apartments and residences!

Studying in Cologne also means living in Cologne and finding appropriate accommodation in Cologne! As in any metropolis, there is an infinite variety of possibilities, and it is worthwhile to start searching early, to apply for a place in a student hall of residence in a good time, and to be persistent.

Are you still looking for accommodation – during your studies at CBS or the exchange semester in Cologne? The CBS Accommodation Office is there to assist you in your search: in person, with advice and support. CBS has arranged contingents for CBS students with numerous halls of residence, works together with the Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Union), and connects fellow students who offer or seek accommodation! We introduce you to interesting options.

Please notice: Due to limited capacities and the increasing demand for accommodation, we kindly advise you to apply for a place in our dormitories at the latest 2 months before the semester starts. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you a direct move during the first semester days.


CBS Student Residence: University residences for our international exchange students!

CBS International Business School operates an own student residence with fully equipped double and single rooms close to the popular “Südstadt” neighborhood of Cologne, surrounded by an abundance of cool shops, cafés, and bars. The house offers you ideal accommodation while you are an exchange student at CBS.

The 1 and 2-bed rooms are bright, friendly, and well equipped. Each room is furnished with a bed, closet, desk, storage rack, lamps, beddings, and private safes.

A large and spacious common kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerators, a freezer, stove, oven, and microwaves. Plenty of bathrooms on each floor are available to all residents. Furthermore, students share a comfortable living room with dining facilities, couches and a TV as well as a big garden.

It is an extraordinary experience to live under one roof with other visiting students of the CBS from around the world, who, just like you, are only in Cologne for a short time.

You will appreciate the inspiring, international atmosphere - and can cook, learn, and explore the city together.


Castell Deutz: Student accommodations in the center of Cologne!

Quietly located, directly on the Rhine River and surrounded by green areas - the Castell Deutz invites you to study in a relaxed atmosphere. Completely renovated in 2017, the Castell Deutz is now a high-quality apartment building, which offers comfortable single student accommodations that are specially tailored to their needs. All apartments are fully furnished with comfortable furniture and a kitchen and have a separate bathroom. Secure spaces for bicycles are available in the courtyard and the local manager will gladly answer all of your questions. The Castell Deutz is very centrally located and is connected to all important destinations in Cologne. The central station, the CBS International Business School, or the city center can be reached within a few minutes. A perfect place, which combines the necessary quietness for studies and the closeness to all important points of the city for your daily needs.

SMARTments Köln

The apartments always feature their own bathroom and kitchen and are tastefully furnished so you don’t need a moving van or the hassle of buying furniture when moving into your new home. The location in the city centre between CBS, high street shopping, old town and the nightlife is phenomenal. From there you can – if you like – do everything by foot.

The apartments are just 15 minutes walking distance from the CBS campus! On site, a dormitory tutor helps you to settle and with all your questions regarding the residence and its surroundings.

SMARTments Köln is the residence to be if you want to experience the perfect mixture between having your own privacy and getting the great community feeling of living in a house full of national and international students.

Accomodation - We 18 Bett-1

We 18: Your new home, where you will not miss anything!

At We18 we offer fully furnished single apartments, most of them are equipped with a balcony and luxury amenities (TV, kitchen appliances and accessories, ready to move in only with a suitcase). The dormitory is located in Cologne Deutz, in the middle of the multicultural center of the "Schälsick", with numerous restaurants, bars and shopping facilities nearby. 

Due to the good location near the S-Bahn stop "Trimbornstraße" you not only have an excellent connection to the public transportation towards the city center and the CBS campus, but also to other cities around Cologne.

Do you have any questions?

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