University of Cologne - Haskayne Only
The University of Cologne ranks in the top 200 institutions worldwide for Business (QS 2019), and as one of the top 9 institutions in Germany (ARWU 2018).
The city of Cologne is the 4th largest in Germany, and the largest along the Rhine, making it a central tourist spot and cultural hub in Germany. It is known as Germany's capital of carnivals, making it an exciting place to attend festivals and the world-renowned German Christmas markets.
Fall 2021 and Winter 2022
Priority deadline: January 11, 2021
University-specific additional requirements
No academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.
Open November 1, 2021
Areas of study:
- Business Technology Management
- Energy Management
- General Business
- International Business
- Operations Management
- Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
- Strategy and Global Management
- Supply Chain Management
Variety of courses offered in English. Haskayne BComm students must take their common core courses at the University of Calgary. On exchange students can take two senior commerce and/or non-commerce options, and/or a maximum of 2 concentration courses (not ACCT/PLMA). They are required to maintain full time status while on exchange, so they must take the equivalent of at least 3 half courses (18 ECTS) and up to 5 half courses (30 ECTS).
Ensure you review your course selection with a Haskayne exchange advisor at least 2 months before leaving for your exchange to confirm transfer credit.
Please consult the host university's website to create a tentative list of 60 ECTS credits per semester that you are interested in taking. This list may be based on the current or previous year's courses.
Course conversion: 6 ECTS = 3 units at UCalgary (IE one half-course equivalent).
Incoming guest students can select from all courses listed in the ‘Course options for incoming students’ (most of the courses are taught in English, some bachelor courses are taught in German): http://www.international.wiso.uni-koeln.de/de/incoming-students/semester-exchange/your-academic-options/ (download section on the right)
Please note that all English-taught courses listed have an 'early leaver option’ in Fall term. This means guest students can finish their exchange term by mid-December. Students will need to complete additional assignments to receive full credits for all courses.
The semester dates at Cologne are quite different from the UCalgary:
- UCalgary Fall term = Winter semester: October to February (it is possible to complete course work and exams by end of December to leave early – please contact the Haskayne exchange advisor for more details).
- UCalgary Winter term = Summer Semester: April to July
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. Tuition and fees are due by the regular tuition and fee deadline at the University of Calgary, regardless of when the exchange term begins.
Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.
Students are sometimes also expected to pay fees to their host institution. This information is given to exchange students by the host institution, after they have applied and been accepted for an exchange.
Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?
Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.
Please also see the this page for more information about funding for Haskayne students on Haskayne exchanges.
Global Learning 101
Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.
Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.
How to Apply
Download the application guide
This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.
Identify three programs of interest
We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.
Check requirements and deadlines
These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.
Start your application
Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!
Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.
International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.
For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.