About Tandem

The online platform TANDEM offers you the chance to match you online with a TANDEM partner in your area and to practice your foreign language skills. At the same time, you‘ll meet new people, strengthen your intercultural competencies and you’ll benefit from intercultural exchange.

The only requirement for registration is that you are an enrolled student and you sign up with a student mail account of a higher education institution in or near Cologne.

This is how it works:

I) Please register with your student mail account of your higher education institution:


  • Universität zu Köln (UzK) | University of Cologne
  • TH Köln | University of Applied Sciences Cologne
  • Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln (DSHS) | German Sport University Cologne
  • Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (HfMT)
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM) | Academy of Media Arts Cologne
  • Cologne Business School (CBS)
  • Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen (KatHO) | Catholic University of Applied Science of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Hochschule Fresenius (HS Fresenius)

near Cologne

  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn | University of Bonn
  • Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (HHU) | Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • RWTH Aachen | RWTH Aachen University
  • Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) | University of Wuppertal
  • Universität Siegen | University of Siegen
  • Alanus Hochschule | Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) | University of Applied Sciences FHM
  • TU Dortmund | TU Dortmund University

II) Enter the language you offer and the language you want to learn or practice, alongside with some basic information about yourself.


III) Take a close look at our »Guidelines for practicing TANDEM« in order to prepare yourself the best way possible!


IV) Match with other people and start your TANDEM experience!