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Extended application deadline: WiSo@HongKong

With guest lecturers from the Hong Kong Management Association and the China University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, WiSo@HongKong is a unique six-week programme for master students of the WiSo Faculty taking place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

Programme dates: 29 July - 6 September 2019

Extended application deadline (Restplatzvergabe): Thursday, 21 February 2019 (until 11:59PM)

For details on the programme, please click here.


Business English spring term 2019 – Registration starts 14 January 2019

Registration for “Business English” and “English for the Social Sciences” language courses starts 14 January 2019. The course is open to all WiSo faculty students but places are limited and allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. As part of the registration, you will need to take a placement test or send us a copy of a valid English certificate to evaluate your current English language proficiency. The placement test dates will be announced on the registration page.

Bachelor students (excluding those studying Lehramt BK1) have the possibility to gain six ECTS within the module Studium Integrale on successful completion and passing of the course.

Please visit our website for more information.


Cornell SC Johnson College of Business first US member of the CEMS alliance

Students enrolled in the CEMS MIM at the University of Cologne will soon be able to apply to study at Cornell for their term abroad. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business will be the first US business school to join CEMS – the Global Alliance in Management Education. The collaboration will provide the opportunity for CEMS MIM students at the University of Cologne who wish to gain part of their business education from a US Ivy League school. Students study the CEMS curriculum for one term at their home university, with mandatory study abroad in a different CEMS member school for the second term. Please visit our website for more information:


New Partnership with City University of Hong Kong (CityU), College of Business

From the academic year 2019/20 on, City U will be available for an exchange term for bachelor students (Business & Economics) within the ‘STAP programme‘ that is run by the WiSo Faculty’s International Relations Center (ZIB WiSo).

City University of Hong Kong was founded in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and became a fully accredited university in 1994. It is one of Hong Kong’s eight government-funded degree-granting tertiary institutions. CityU’s College of Business holds EQUIS and AACSB accreditations and has consistently been ranked as a world top tier business schools in recent years. CityU is located at the heart of Hong Kong - a fast- paced cosmopolitan and exciting city with over seven million people that is a gateway to China and a hub of international transportation, communication and commerce.


New Partnership with Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham Business School)

From the academic year 2019/20 on, Nottingham Business School will be available for an exchange term for  master and bachelor students (Business & Economics) within the WiSo Faculty‘s STAP programme.

Nottingham Business School is the business school of the Nottingham Trent University.  It was formed from the university's departments of industrial economics, accounting and insurance and its Institute of Management Studies. Nottingham Business School is an international leader in finance and management education and a research pioneer in entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. The university is ranked sixth in the UK for research power which reflects the quality and influence of their research. The 2008 Times Good University Guide ranked the Business School sixth among UK management schools. Nottingham Business School is EQUIS and AACSB accredited and ranks overall 45th in the world and 1st in the UK in the Aspen Institute's 2011–2012.


New graduate exchange with Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HKUST Business School

From the academic year 2019/20 on, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKUST Business School will be available for an exchange term for Business and Economics master students within the Faculty‘s STAP programme.

Founded in 1991, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is today approved as one of the best young universities. It outdoes many of its counterparts in terms of rankings, for instance, the 1st in Times's Best young universities rankings in 2018 and 2nd in the QS Top 50 Under 50 from 2015 to 2018 successively.

The HKUST Business School was the first business school in the region accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS. It is strategically located at the heart of Asia's economic center. At HKUST, students not only enjoy access to a unique fusion of East-meets-West, but also excellent proximity to China and the opportunity to experience the vitality of one of the world's most important economies.


Advice sessions for freemovers

The ZIB WiSo offers advice sessions for freemovers, i.e. students who organise their term abroad themselves, every Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 – 2 pm. Further details can be found here.


DAAD interview – Exchange term in Istanbul

Master student Florian Gontek talked to DAAD about his exchange term at the Türkisch-Deutsche Universität (TDU) in Istanbul. Watch the interview here.


German-French Talks – Seminar for young academics

WiSo students are invited to apply for a four-day programme on International Politics and French-German Relations between 20 and 23 February 2018 hosted by Science Po – Campus Nancy. The programme is open for both bachelor and master students, particular for those studying Political Sciences. Financial support for participants will be offered by the German French Youth Association. The application deadline is 7 January 2018. For more information please click here.


New partnerships with Hanken School of Economics and EDHEC Business School

From the academic year 2018/19 on, Hanken School of Economics and EDHEC Business School will will be available for an exchange term within the STAP programme.

For over 100 years, Hanken School of Economics in Finland has shaped the future of many successful leaders. Hanken is one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries and holds the Triple accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). The Financial Times has ranked Hanken’s Masters in Management programme no. 67 and 69 in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Hanken alumni work in leading positions in more than 70 countries worldwide.

EDHEC Business School, founded in 1906, is one of the leading French Business Schools specialising in business and management. EDHEC Business School is accredited by the EFMD, AMBA, AACSB and the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles and was ranked as the top business school for finance worldwide by the Financial Times in 2017. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and executive education on its campuses in Lille and Nizza and has an alumni base of roughly 30,000 students.


UoC's team wins Solvers' Cup 2017 in Budapest

The University of Cologne's team brought the Solvers' Cup 2017 to Cologne! This year's team consisted of CEMS MIM students Lars Brockmeier, Johannes Fuehner, Fabian Lorson, and Christian Haas. The team convinced the jury to take NNG, a leading navigation software provider for the automotive industry, to a successful future in a radically changing environment.

Teams from universities all over the world took part in the competition. Other universities included the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Calgary and the University of St. Gallen.

The is a student initiative at the University of Cologne that organises workshops in cooperation with management consultancies. 


ERASMUS+ programme for internships

The ERASMUS+ programme offers financial support for internships abroad in Europe. Students who are going on an internship for at least two months and whose salary does not exceed a certain amount are qualified to apply for the programme. The terms and conditions for ERASMUS internship funding coordinated by the ZIB WiSo have been updated, now also offering students with higher salaries the opportunity for ERASMUS+ funding. 

For more information, please visit the ERASMUS+ programme information page. In case of any questions, please feel free to contact:


New partnerships with East Anglia University and Aarhus University

From the academic year 2018/19 on, the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences and the University of East Anglia will be available for an exchange term within the STAP programme. Details on who can apply can be found via the WiSo EXchange (WEX) International Outgoings Portal.

Aarhus University is a young, modern university located in the idyllic city of Aarhus, Denmark. Established in 1928, it has grown to become Denmark's largest university and one of the top-ranked graduate schools worldwide. As a student at Aarhus University you will become part of an international study environment characterised by research excellence and innovation: more than 12 per cent of students are international, with more than 120 nationalities represented.

Located in the vibrant city of Norwich, the University of East Anglia is home to over 15,000 students from all over the world. Founded in 1963, East Anglia has become most famous for its research quality: The university ranks amongst the world's top institutions for research excellence with 82 per cent of the university's research qualified as 'world-leading'. Broaden your horizon in a supportive environment, with leading academic specialists and access to exceptional research resources.


WEX International Outgoings Portal

The WiSo EXchange (WEX) International Outgoings Portal offers detailed information on partner universities, freemover options and international study and exchange programmes. After logging in using your student or university email account, it is possible to search via applicant group, university or region. Applications to international programmes are also handled via the portal. More information on how to use the portal can be found here.