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

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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.

Admissions

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

Cologne International School Fees

The operation of the school concept of Cologne International School requires the financial participation of the parents, since the school is run without state subsidies. All income is used to operate the school and the associated necessary and regulatory required administrative work. The amount of the school fees and expenses are adjusted annually by the school.

School Fees

Grades 10 (Bilingual Middle School Programme)

School Fees

due to

Amount

School fee**

annually

1st August 2022

17.500,00 EUR

School fee**

monthly

1st day of the month

1.536,00 EUR

Exam fee***

one-off

98,00 EUR (per subject)

490,00 EUR
up to 1.098,00 EUR

Grades 11 - 12 (Bilingual IB Diploma Programme)

School Fees

due to

Amount

School fee**

annually

1st August 2022

18.500,00 EUR

School fee**

monthly

1st day of the month

1.624,00 EUR

Exam fee***

one-off

85,00 EUR (per subject)

510,00 EUR
(6 subject ≙ full IB Diploma)

Admission Fees

Admission Fees

due to

Amount

Admissions fee

first child

after registration

5.500,00 EUR*

Admissions fee

siblings

after registration

4.500,00 EUR*

* Admission fee can be paid in two instalments: First instalment of 3.500 EUR due after registration, second instalment one year after registration due 1st August (remaining amount)
* Families are exempted from the admissions fee if they can prove that they are paying members of the DIF e.V. in the current school year 2021/2022.

Accommodation fees*

Accommodation fees

Amount

Boarding House fee cat. A

23,500 EUR

Boarding House fee cat. B

22,500 EUR

Boarding House fee cat. C

20,500 EUR

Deposit

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.

Requirements

The minimum age for enrollment at our boarding house is 15 years of age.  Students must have at least a B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in German to join the Gymnasium, or a B2 level in English to join the international school. Of course we support our students with the further development of their language skills.

CIS/IFK Virtual Boarding House Tour