Cologne Student Services, a collage comprised of seven pictures showing a woman sitting on grass, a residence hall, students in the cafeteria, a sunflower, a team of counselors, children with a balloon and people of various nationalities at an event.

Köln

In Services by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Logo Kölner Studierendenwerk

Living — Laughing — Learning. Trying to juggle all three is a real challenge in a city like Cologne that is dominated by university, media and culture. The 640 employees of Cologne Student Services would like to relieve you of burdens and provide support while you find the right life-study balance. We provide services that create the freedom you need to concentrate on your studies and fulfillment of personal needs.


Student Housing

We rent out accommodations for around 4,800 students in 86 residential buildings: There are 737 apartments, each with a kitchenette, shower and WC; 3,379 rooms in shared suites/apartments (2 – 6 students) with bathroom and kitchen; 551 single dormitory-style rooms with shared use of bathroom facilities and kitchens.

Private accommodation offers:
Tel: +49 221 94265-201

Contact:
Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Services)
Studentisches Wohnen (student housing)
Tel: +49 221 49265-210 to -228
E-mail: wohnen@kstw.de

InfoPoints I and II

Two central places to start asking any and all questions about studying in Cologne.
Services:

InfoPoint I:

Tel: +49221 94265-201 or 202
infopoint@kstw.de

  • Accommodation: first information regarding student housing
  • Private offers for accommodation
  • Student credit: identification check
  • Dining hall ID: issuance, reloading and procedure in case of loss
  • International student ID (ISIC)

InfoPoint II:

Tel: +49221 94053-416
infopoint@kstw.de

  • Accommodation: first information regarding student housing
  • Dining hall ID: issuance, reloading and procedure in case of loss

Dining Facilities

Every day around 30,000 guests come to Cologne Student Services’ dining facilities.
These facilities include 7 dining halls, 10 cafeterias, 8 coffee bars and a campus lounge in the “UniMensa”, the main dining hall.

* University of Cologne: main dining hall, “UniMensa”, with coffee bar and lounge; dining hall at Robert-Koch-Straße; University refreshment room; cafeteria and coffee bar “Lindenthal”; “PhilCafé”; coffee bar in the new seminar building; coffee bar at the main library
* Cologne University of Applied Sciences: dining hall and cafeteria IWZ Deutz; dining hall and cafeteria “Südstadt”; dining hall, cafeteria and coffee bar “Gummersbach”; “Café Himmelsblick”; “Claudiusstraße coffee bar”; coffee bar on Mainzer Straße.
* German Sport University Cologne: Sport University dining hall and cafeteria
* Cologne University of Music and Dance: University of Music dining hall and coffee bar
* Academy of Media Arts Cologne: Media Academy cafeteria
* Catholic University of Applied Sciences NRW, Cologne: Catholic University cafeteria

Contact:
Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Services)
Hochschulgastronomie (university catering and dining)
Tel: +49 221 944053-400
E-mail: hochschulgastronomie@kstw.de

Financial Aid

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), located in Bonn, provides information on financial issues concerning all foreign students.

Contact:
German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
website: http://www.daad.de/

Students with Children

Cologne Student Services run the daycare centers “Uni-Kids”, “FH-Zwerge”, and “Stoppersöckchen” with a total capacity for 50 children. Cologne Student Services also support the childcare project run by the Student Union (AStA) at the German Sport University in Cologne.

Contact:
Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Services)
Psycho-Soziale Beratung (psychosocial counseling)
Tel: +49 221 168815-0
E-mail: psb-sekretariat@kstw.de

Counseling and Social Services

* Psychological counseling
* Social services counseling, counseling with regard to studying as a parent
* Writing assistance, coaching to develop learning skills

Further services:
* Courses on academic and scientific writing
* workshops

Contact:
Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Services)
Psycho-Soziale Beratung (psychosocial counseling)
Tel: +49 221 168815-0
E-mail: psb-sekretariat@kstw.de

Culture & International Affairs

* Café Babylon: regular meetings and language exchange
* Brazilian Forró dance nights
* “Multiculti cuisine”: international cooking event
* First semester welcome reception for international students in Cologne city hall
* First semester concerts at the philharmonic hall in Cologne
* Study exchange Cologne – Lille
* Web portal “Semester abroad with disabilities“

Contact:
Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Services)
Referat Kultur & Internationales (cultural & international center)
Tel: +49 221 94265-327
E-mail: ki@kstw.de

InfoPoint I and II

Two central addresses for all questions regarding your studies.
Services:
* Accommodation: first information regarding student housing
* Private offers for accommodation
* KfW student loans: verification of student status
* Student credit: identification check
* ServiceCard / Washcard: issuance, reloading and procedure in case of loss
* International student identity card (ISIC)

Contact:
Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Services)
InfoPoint I and II
Tel: +49 221 94265-201 oder -202
E-mail: infopoint@kstw.de

Studierendenwerk Cologne AöR (Cologne Student Services)

Universitätsstraße 16, D-50937 Köln
Postfach 41 05 69, D-50865 Köln
Tel: +49 221 94265-0
Fax: +49 221 94265-115
E-mail: info@kstw.de

Director: Dipl.-Arb.-Wiss. Jörg J. Schmitz, M. A.