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CBS International Business School

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Uni facts

Cologne, Germany
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    9458
  • International students
    432
  • Nationalities
    110
  • Total programs
    44
  • Acceptance rate
    70%

Study abroad at CBS International Business School

CBS International Business School (CBS) is a groundbreaking private institution based in the charismatic German city of Cologne. CBS has another six campuses located across Germany, with three international campuses and four campuses for national students in total.

You can study world-class programs at bachelor’s, master’s, and postgraduate levels at CBS, mainly in the business discipline. CBS passionately prepares students for fruitful careers through its unique learning methods, which perfectly blend theory with practical activities.

The University’s three campuses house impressive facilities, like fantastic libraries, a helpful career center, and an excellent counseling service. There are also brilliant study spaces, social zones, and hi-tech computer labs.

There’s a range of extra-curricular organizations you can join to help you develop highly sought-after skills and networking connections, like the student parliament, sports teams, media team, and finance and business club.

Find & apply to programs at CBS International Business School

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

Program level

Why study at CBS?

  • Business partnerships

    CBS has strong connections with world-leading companies

  • Work experience

    Plenty of opportunities to secure outstanding internships

  • Global education links

    The University has partnerships with 180 universities across the world

  • Great location

    CBS campuses are situated in globally renowned German cities

Life as an international student

There’s a tight-knit student community at CBS, with over 4,000 students studying there. Currently, there are 400 international students from over 110 countries attending the University. You’ll experience many cultures in a friendly and eclectic environment, enabling you to become a truly global citizen.

The University provides fabulous accommodation options. Student residences are modern, spacious, and conveniently located near campus. There’s plenty of choice available, from trendy city apartments to peaceful halls surrounded by greenery.

If you need help, the outstanding international office will support you, their door is always open. The super helpful staff also arrange regular activities to help you settle in comfortably and build meaningful connections.

Student reviews for CBS International Business School

Overall rating
4.56 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Overall experience
4.6 stars
Accommodation
4.8 stars
Academic
4.4 stars
University facilities
4.8 stars
University social
4.2 stars
  • Mustafa Farhan
    Pakistan
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    CBS International Business School General Studies
    Tell us about CBS International Business School
    Choosing CBS to study is by far the best decision I have ever made. The student advisors ( Ms. Lena, Ms. Eva, Mr. Ji-Mann), are really supportive and made the whole applying process much easier and were always there to help, making everything much easier especially during the pandemic. The accommodation team was very helpful in assisting to find the ideal apartment, The university also provides with free transport within the whole North West Fallen making transport very convenient and accessible. The school has many social clubs and interactive sessions helping students find new interests and make new friends as well.
  • pedro marcon
    Brazil
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    CBS International Business School General Studies
    Tell us about CBS International Business School
    Great facilities and staff, unfortunately we couldn’t enjoy to the fullest due to the Covid situation.
  • Sohail Saleh muhammad
    Pakistan
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    CBS International Business School Business Finance
    Tell us about CBS International Business School
    Welcoming towards international students, diverse and probably the best in NRW.
  • Caroline Hinrichs
    United States
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    CBS International Business School General Studies
    Tell us about CBS International Business School
    I am currently living in I live, which is an accommodation that CBS partners with. It is in a perfect location. It's a 10-15 minute walk from school, and it's right next to the Straßenbahn which allows you to be in the city in a few minutes. CBS University has access to a library, study rooms and an amazing cafeteria. For the most part, communicating with study advisors is relatively quick and helpful.
  • Rowan Radhakrishnan
    Malawi
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    CBS International Business School International Business
    Tell us about CBS International Business School
    It's a very intense university, it has few students and therefore the education is very focused on the needs of each student.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from €13,860 to €14,460 per year
  • Graduate tuition: from €15,060 to €23,220 per year

Funding

Scholarships for international students in Germany

  • Amount - €3,000
  • The applicant must be a non-EU citizen
  • A full application for a CBS program (bachelor)
  • The applicant provides excellent academic achievements or proof of extracurricular activities in a social and cultural field or a letter of motivation (1-2 pages) that states your enthusiasm to study at CBS and in Germany

Location

CBS International Business School

The University’s campuses are located in world-famous cities with so much to do. You can experience delicious cuisines, hang out at lively social hotspots, access a plethora of shopping outlets, and enjoy famous tourist attractions.

Visa requirements for CBS International Business School

Many international students will require a visa to study in Germany, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Germany student visa requirements