Campus & Student Life

International Students in Germany


Information for International Students in Germany

Almost 400,000 international students are currently pursuing their degrees in Germany, making it one of the top destinations for international students. Around 20% of CBS students are international students from across the world. Internationally oriented and English-taught study programmes, study abroad semesters, or internships abroad as well as students from 78 different nationalities and cultures make our campus diverse, colorful, and appealing to young international students from so many different cultures.

Would you like to study in Germany, at one of the best private universities of applied science? International Students/Applicants from all over the world have studied at CBS over the years and we are glad that you are interested in studying here as well. Approximately 1,900 young people from about 75 nations are studying at CBS International Business School. On the following pages, you will find relevant & useful information for your future as a CBS student in Germany. 


Admission Process

Would you like to go ahead and apply to study at CBS in Germany but you are unsure about the required documents? Learn more about the admission process & requirements to study at CBS. Whether bachelor's, master's, or MBA, here you will find information on the admission process of each of our degree programmes.


Prep4University (Studienkolleg)

Would you like to start your undergraduate business studies as an international non EU student in Germany but you do not fulfill the requirements to enroll in a German university because you have an international secondary school certificate? Then Prep4University (Studienkolleg) is the right solution for you. Learn more about it here.

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Study Abroad & Exchange Students

Are you already looking forward to your semester abroad as an exchange student at CBS in Germany? Do you still have a lot of unanswered questions? The CBS International Office will support and accompany you during your exciting start in a new country and in a new city.

3+1 Graduates

3+1 Double Degree Programs

Are you already enrolled in a Bachelor Degree Program in your home country and would like to gain a second international Bachelor´s degree within only 2 semesters? Check out your different options here and find out how you can best combine your study abroad with a Double Degree.


Housing & finding accommodation in Germany

Studying at CBS in Germany also means living in Germany and finding appropriate accommodation!. Just like any metropolis, Germany offers an infinite variety of accommodation possibilities, for international students. It is worthwhile to start searching early. Renting in Germany can be a challenge to everyone. However, if you just master few tricks, and inform yourself about the renting guidelines and documentation, you will be just fine. We have created guides to tell you where people usually advertise their properties and help you decide on the most convenient way to rent an apartment in Cologne, Mainz, or Potsdam.


Campus & Student Life

You can look forward to a vibrant, exciting, and inspiring campus life and student life - at the respective CBS campuses in Cologne, Mainz, and Potsdam as well as in the cities themselves. The campus life is characterised by common goals as well as the pulsating rhythm of lectures and events. A good atmosphere on campus contributes to successful studies. Find out more about campus life at CBS in Germany. 


Working as a student in Germany - All the information you need

A part-time job during your studies is not only good for your finances. However, before you start working as an international student in Germany, you should find out about the general conditions and rules that are in place. You can find answers to the most important questions here.

Do you have any questions? Get in touch with us!

Anika Zaeske

Anika Zaeske

Study advisory: Campus Cologne
Got any questions? We are happy to help!

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-31
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