Universität Köln is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Cologne, Germany.

Student experiences

Read about student experiences.

Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Semester): approximately October – February
Semester II (Summer Semester): approximately April – July

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Language requirement: German Level B1 (CEFR) is required.
For courses in German Linguistics and Literature a German Level B2.2 is strongly recommended.

More information about German language courses can be found here and here.

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • Humanities (priority: Dutch language and culture)

Students can take Dutch Language and Culture courses at the Institute of Dutch Studies. Students are also invited to take courses at other departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

  • Media

Students can take Media courses at the Institute of Media Culture and Theater. Students are also invited to take courses at other departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

The Department of German as Foreign Language (DaF) offers German language courses for international exchange students before and during the semester. Online pre-registration is mandatory!

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German and English (for Humanities: Dutch)

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Depending on the module's workload students are awarded either 6, 9 or 12 credit points.

Number of places available

Humanities: 2 places per year
Media and Musicology: 2 places per year

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)