Living in Cologne

CBS Accommodations

Studying in Cologne also means living in Cologne. As in any metropolis, there is an infinite variety of possibilities, and it is worthwhile to start searching early, to apply for a place in a student hall of residence in good time and to be persistent.

Are you still looking for accommodation – during your studies at CBS or exchange semester in Cologne? The CBS Accommodation Office is there to assist you in your search: in person, with advice and support. CBS has arranged contingents for CBS students with numerous halls of residence, works together with the Kölner Studierendenwerk (Cologne Student Union) and connects fellow students who offer or seek accommodation! We introduce you to interesting options.

Please notice: Due to limited capacities and the increasing demand for accommodation, we kindly advise you to apply for a place in our dormitories at latest 2 months before the semester starts. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you a direct moving during the first semester days.

Urban Living Köln

Urban Living Köln, a brand-new building in a prime location. It is a newly built house with fully furnished and modern micro apartments. They always feature their own bathroom and kitchen, sometimes also a dishwasher.

The apartments are tastefully furnished so you don’t need a moving van or the hassle of buying furniture when moving in and out. The location in the city centre between CBS, high street shopping, old town and the nightlife is phenomenal. From there you can – if you like – do everything by foot.

The apartments are just 15 minutes walking distance from the CBS campus! On site, a community manager takes care of everything, from storing your online shopping parcels to party and event organisation. Roof terrace, fitness studio, study rooms, event kitchen, underground parking for cars and bicycles: the i Live team planned everything with passion to detail.

CBS Student Residence

The CBS International Business School operates an own student residence with fully equipped double and single rooms close to the popular “Südstadt” neighbourhood of Cologne, surrounded by an abundance of cool shops, cafés and bars. The house offers you ideal accommodation while you are an exchange student at the CBS.

The 1 and 2-bed rooms are bright, friendly and well equipped. Each room is furnished with a bed, closet, desk, storage rack, lamps, beddings and private safes.

A large and spacious common kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerators, a freezer, stove, oven and microwaves. Plenty of bathrooms on each floor are available to all residents. Furthermore, students share a comfortable living room with dining facilities, couches and a TV as well as a big garden.

It is an extraordinary experience to live under one roof with other visiting students of the CBS from around the world, who, just like you, are only in Cologne for a short time.

You will appreciate the inspiring, international atmosphere – and can cook, learn and explore the city together.

Castell Deutz

Quietly located, directly on the Rhine River and surrounded by green areas – the Castell Deutz invites you to study in a relaxed atmosphere. Completely renovated in 2017, the Castell Deutz is now a high-quality apartment building, which offers comfortable single apartments that are specially tailored to all student’s needs. All apartments are fully furnished with comfortable furniture and a kitchen, and have a separate bathroom. Secure spaces for bicycles are available in the courtyard and the local manager will gladly answer all of your questions. The Castell Deutz is very centrally located and is connected to all important destinations in Cologne. The central station, the CBS International Business School or the city center can be reached within a few minutes. A perfect place, which combines the necessary quietness for studies and the closeness to all important points of the city for your daily needs.

The pictures of the rooms / apartments shown on our website are just a sample of a fully furnished living unit. Decoration items are not included in the rent and will not be included in the room / apartment when moving in. Furnishings may vary from unit to unit.


Accommodation Officer

Vincent Weiss

+49 (0) 221 93 18 09-466

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