Boarding house

Our boarding house offers young people who don’t have family in the surrounding area the possibility to attend COLOGNE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – Internationale Friedensschule Köln. Students join us from all corners of the earth to attend our Bilingual Secondary School, where learning paths in English and German are offered. The 2-4 year boarding program leads to the IB Diploma. Additionally, we offer flexible options for a shorter stay.

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Home away from home

A maximum of 16 students live together in 3 or 4-person furnished apartments with outdoor space and a common kitchen and living room. We have group meals and weekly meetings to strengthen the family-like character in this “home away from home”.

Onsite mentors oversee the academic and social-emotional wellbeing of each student, while diverse leisure activities keep students balanced and happy. We fill our weekends and days off with exciting activities and excursions – to sporting events, cultural sights or neighboring towns. Students can also take public transport downtown – about 20 minutes – to go shopping or to the movies.


Please contact our Admissions Office for further information about our boarding house and private school. We also invite prospective students to schedule a trial visit for two full days in order to gain a more complete impression of our campus and boarding program. 

Head of Boarding

Stephanie Wichert

Boarding School Costs and Requirements

The minimum age for enrollment at our boarding house is 15 years of age.  Students are required to have at least a B2 level in English to join the international school. Of course, we support our students with the further development of their language skills.

Boarding fees*

Accommodation fees


Boarding House fee cat. A

23,500 EUR

Boarding House fee cat. B

22,500 EUR

Boarding House fee cat. C

20,500 EUR


2,000 EUR (refundable)

Insurance (1st - 18th month)

37 EUR

Insurance (from 19th month)

54 EUR

Cat. A: Single room with private bathroom
Cat. B: Single room with shared bathroom
Cat. C: Double room with shared bathroom

Boarding House fees are annual and insurance is monthly.

Tuition Fees

CIS/IFK Virtual Boarding House Tour