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Welcome reception

Henriette Reker, the Lord Mayor of the City of Cologne, invites all new foreign students and visiting academics to the Historisches Rathaus.

The reception begins on Friday, 20 October 2023 at 4 p.m. with an official welcome by the City of Cologne and the Cologne universities, followed directly by a "come together" in the atrium with information stands and a light snack. There, the international guests will have the opportunity to inform themselves at numerous stands - including the Foreigners' Office of the City of Cologne, ASten, international university groups, university communities, the Cologne Student Union - about the offers specifically for foreign students.

Right before the reception, we offer newcomers the chance to get to know Cologne better during a guided city tour (German or English).

Welcome Reception:
Friday, 20 October 2023 at 4:00 pm at the Historical City Hall, 50677 Cologne.

City Tour:
Meeting point at KölnTourismus at  2:15 pm, Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1, 50667 Cologne.

Please fill out the online form further down on this website.

Registration deadline:
10.10.2023 or as soon as the maximum number of 300 guests is reached.

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