Pensioners at university: University of Cologne leading institution for students over fifty

15/07/2020 | Well-Being

As studying along different study paths becomes more and more popular for individuals over fifty in Germany, EUniWell partner Cologne attracts particularly high numbers of inquisitive retirees.

Different models of studying are open for pensioners at German universities, from guest auditor status to full degree programmes. As the numbers are increasing, the University of Cologne is one of the most attractive institutions for life-long learners with more than 1,000 guest auditors and 600 enrolled studentsover fifty in regular degree programmes. According to statistics, the humanities are most popular with older learners, who are especially interested in subjects such as history or philosophy. Find out more about the reasons why pensioners return to university and what attracts them the University of Cologne here!