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Make your voice heard

The student bodies are your voice in university politics. We talk to you, listen to you, speak up in important places and, above all, make sure that your interests, concerns and wishes are heard at the university.

We are made up of the AStA (General Student Committee), the StuPa (Student Parliament), and the SSVs (Student Site Representatives) as well as representatives in the departmental councils and in the Senate. All representatives are elected by the students, usually for 1 year. Who we are, where you can find us and what our tasks are, you can find out on this page.

If you are curious about how we work or would like to bring a concern to the discussion, then come by - our meetings are open to the public. Or do you want to get directly involved yourself? Then write to us and apply for our committees. We are always happy to hear from people who want to make their voice heard.


General Student Committee

The term AStA stands for General Students' Committee.

As the AStA of the University of Music and Dance, we represent the interests of students in internal university committees and vis-à-vis external organizations, such as the Studierendenwerk or transport associations. We also take care of the coordination of rehearsal activities and organize preparatory courses for the entrance examinations for all degree courses.

The AStA board and the freelance AStA staff appointed by it are elected by the members of the student parliament (StuPa) at the end of each summer semester. The weekly meetings of the AStA are open to the public and we are always happy to receive active participation, suggestions or people who would like to support us in our work. Our meetings take place every Thursday at 19:00 in the AStA office during semester 24. Online participation is also possible. Simply send an email to
You can find out where you can find us, who we are and how you can reach us below.

Gruppenfoto der Mitglieder*innen des AStAs.


Administration / Vice Chair:



Io Anneli Milincic & Anna Burova(

Social affairs, equality and anti-discrimination:


How to reach us

Office of the AStA
Dagobertstr. 35-37
50668 Köln

Postal address
Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
50668 Köln

Phone: +49 221 28380310

Our meetings
Our meetings are held every Monday evening at 8pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend as well, just drop us a line. We'd love for you to stop by!

Office hours
We also offer office hours. Current times can be found on our homepage.

Lastenfahrrad vor dem Hochschulgebäude

Cargo bike for rent

The AStA's cargo bike is available free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff of HfMT Cologne. It can be used to comfortably transport up to 100 kg (e.g. shopping, beverage crates, furniture, gardening tools, electronic waste) or at events (e.g. festivals, small parades, demonstrations, flea markets). There are also benches for up to 4 children.

You can borrow/return AnAStAsia during the semester with an appointment by contacting the AStA officer via email.

Interested? Then get in touch - preferably with the university email address - at Further information on request.

Student Parliament

Plenary sessions of the StuPa take place three times a semester and are generally open to the public. You can find out when and where they take place in the News section above.

As a student, you have the right to represent your opinions and wishes to the public and the university. You determine who represents you by electing the Student Parliament (StuPa). Elections are held once a year at the end of the summer semester. At the University of Music and Dance, students from all departments and locations can stand for election.

The tasks of the StuPa are manifold. It elects the members of the AStA and nominates students for various committees. Committees are formed from its ranks to deal with various tasks: The budget committee controls the finances of the AStA, the committee for political education strives for the university political commitment of the students and organizes, among other things, the tuition fee boycott, the hardship committee processes applications of the students for reimbursement of the semester and NRW ticket.

In the StuPa we are always happy to receive questions, suggestions or people who are interested in helping to shape university politics. You can find the current StuPa members on our homepage.

The current members of the StuPas are:

Franka Meyer
Katharina Rummenhöller
Lukas Schumacher
Lukas Krahn
Jonas Baum
Laura Austermann
Maurin Biertz
Charlotte Lehmbruck
David Wendorff
Julien Niehl
Till Schmidt
Hanna Detje
Rebecca Schneider
Annika Liebe


Katharina Rummenhöller (President)
Jonas Baum (Vice President)
Charlotte Lehmbruck (Recording Secretary)
Maurin Biertz (Recording Secretary)

Student Site Representatives

The Student Site Representatives (SSV) are the local representatives of the student body at the Wuppertal and Aachen campuses.

SSV Aachen

  • Yoojung Stella Won
  • Franziska Groß
  • Philipp Vitkov

SSV Wuppertal

  • Miriam Krien
  • Kornrawan Dheeranutra
  • Helena Schulze
  • Charlotte Komar
  • Jessica Ohrem

Consulting services

You have questions about your studies? Do you have to register for an exam? Or do you simply need a sympathetic ear? The university's many counseling services are there to help with all of this and more.

Qualifying examinations for the teaching profession in the summer semester 2024

The preparation course for the qualifying exams for the teaching degree program will take place on November 4 and 5, 2023. If interested, email


Are you getting more and more over your head as time goes on? At the university there is the possibility to meet with the psychological counselor Susanne Kremkau from the "Kölner Studierendenwerk". If you would like to make an individual appointment, or if you have any other questions, you can simply call her at +49 172 7284904 or you can get advice online.

You have questions or problems that you can't or don't want to talk about directly with anyone in your environment? Complications with teachers, other students or the rest of the university? That's what our liaison lecturer and our liaison lecturer are there for. After making an appointment, they will meet with you and advise you 100% ANONYM. Just write an email to

They are happy about every person who comes to them!

Nightline Cologne is a listening and information telephone from students for students. It is an offer to all students of the Cologne universities and colleges. You can talk here about anything that causes you grief, be it stress in your studies or everyday worries. Exam nerves, money problems or arguments in your relationship - no topic is too big or too small.

The examination office for the Cologne location is located on the mezzanine floor in rooms 9 and 10. There you can clarify all questions regarding your examinations and academic achievements. The office hours for all locations can always be found on the page of the examination office. Documents, applications, etc. can be deposited in box no. 072 in the foyer (yellow mailboxes) at any time during the university's opening hours.

The Student Secretariat helps with all important questions regarding the NRW-Ticket, the student ID and the study book. The opening hours for all locations can always be found on the page of the Student Secretariat.

The Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) answers initial questions and provides advice on various topics related to studying. It arranges contacts to the advising experts, is a guide for the organization of studies and offers assistance in crisis situations as well as in case of orientation difficulties.