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University of Applied Sciences, Cologne

Dates | Costs | Language | Eligibility | Housing and Meals | Application

Students will study at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne. Students will take two 3-credit courses titled International Trade and European Business Environment. The courses will transfer to UNC for credit in ECON 344 and BA/BAMK 495. The courses include field trips to companies and cultural sites in and around Cologne as well as day-trips to Frankfurt am Main and Brussels, with visits to the European Central Bank, the German Stock Exchange, and the European Union. Additionally, guest lecturers working in the fields of International Trade and the European Business Environment will contribute a practical approach to the theory studied in class. Courses will take place Monday-Thursday. Students will have three-day weekends for exploration of Europe.

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Application Deadline: March 12
Summer Semester: May 11 - June 5


Students participating in an exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC. They will pay all other expenses in the host country. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.

Program Fees (billed through UNC account)

Tuition and Fees


International Health Insurance


Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee


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Housing and Transportation Pass




Passport/Visa/Required Documents/Photos/Immunizations


In-country Health Insurance


Texts/Course Materials


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Additional Spending Money & Personal Travel
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The above estimated total expenses are used to help plan and prepare for the program, as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.  Not all students will incur all the expenses above.  Not that the last line is not considered a necessary expense and is not included in the total for financial aid purposes.  All amounts listed are estimates and are subject to change depending on international economic factors, past participant reports, and on-site staff reports.  Student expenditures in-country depends greatly on personal spending habits, post- or during-program travel, and available funds.

Language of Instruction


Eligibility and Availability

To apply, students must have at least a 2.5 GPA, and they must have taken ECON 203 and ECON 205 prior to the program. There is no limit on the number of UNC students who can participate.

Housing and Meals

Students will stay in a double room at the Hostel Köln. Rooms include a private bathroom and shower. Breakfast is provided daily. Students will be responsible for lunch and dinner.


Students must first complete the UNC study abroad application. Applications will be evaluated and selections will be made immediately after the application deadline.

Students will also need to complete the Cologne University Application at the time of applying to CIE.

Thus, you will turn in 2 different, completed applications.


U.S. students do not have to apply for a visa in advance.




Early Application Deadline