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Your semester abroad at CBS International Business School

International students have the unique opportunity to complete their semester abroad in the lively metropolis of Cologne. More than 2000 years’ history and a population of more than one million, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany. Moreover, Cologne lies in the heart of Europe: The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are literally just around the corner. Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris can be reached quickly by train at the weekend. CBS International Business School currently has almost 90 partner universities worldwide and welcomes international students either through its exchange programmes or as study abroad students. CBS has been part of the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU Commission since 2010 and has signed around 40 cooperation agreements within this framework. Students of these partner universities are welcome to apply for a study abroad semester which is sponsored through the Erasmus+ programme. In order to find out whether your home university has signed an Erasmus+ agreement with the CBS, please refer to the list of our partner universities or contact the Erasmus+ coordinator at your home institution. Read more about the Erasmus+ Programme at CBS.


Entry requirements

In order to complete a semester abroad at our university, you should have a very good command of English (TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your native language) and have successfully completed at least one academic year (two semesters) of an economics degree course at a state-recognised university before starting studies at CBS. Please observe that we recommend early applications due to a restricted number of places. Applications will be assessed based on your academic achievements and your career goals. Participants can select specified courses from the second and third study years with a value of up to 30 ECTS.

Application dates

15. May for the winter semester
15. November for the summer semester


6.930 €/semester

Please find further information on the application process, deadlines and tuition fees by visiting CBS during one of its “open days” or contact us. Students from international partner universities should please contact their International Office for the exact tuition fees at CBS.


International Office

Silke Bochow

+49 (0) 221 93 18 09-39

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