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Application for Advanced Semester

If you are already enrolled at another university (and not at the University of Cologne) and wish to change your subject to a higher semester, there is a uniform procedure for EU citizens (and, in terms of admissions law, German equals) and non-EU citizens.

For all degree courses, with or without restricted enrolment, you must apply using the online application portal Klips 2.0

What are the application deadlines?

  • For the winter semester: September 15th
  • For the summer semester: March 15th

Please submit the following to the International Office: 

  • Signed application form (printout from the Klips 2.0 online application).
  • Copy of their passport or identification card.
  • Recognition of previous studies and semester classification*

*All applicants for an advanced semesters (relocation or transfer) will need a classification of their actual semester level by the respective Examination Office. A simple enrolment certification of the actual home university will no be enough.

In addition please refer to the latest information of our Student Application and Registration Office.


For e-mail enquiries please use our contact form.

Address: (At the moment we are not able to offer personal advice on site, please contact us by e-mail, zoom or mail. Documents can also be dropped in the letterbox in front of the International Office.)
Universität zu Köln
International Office, Team Zulassung
Studierenden Service Center, EG
Universitätsstr. 22a
50937 Köln
SSC (Student Service Center)< ground floor

Mailing address:
Universität zu Köln
International Office, Team Zulassung
50923 Köln

Personal consultation hours on Zoom:

Service Point: General inquiries, UCCard issues:
Mondays till fridays 10 am - 12:30 pm

Prospective students - Bachelor/State Examination (for EU citizens and and citizens on equal terms, Germans with foreign Entrance Qualification):
Tuesdays and thursdays 10 - 12:30 am

Prospective students - Bachelor/State Examination (for non-EU citizens):
Tuesdays and thursdays 10 - 12:30 am

Prospective students - Master:
Tuesdays and thursdays 10 - 12:30 am

Prospective Doctoral Students:

Faculty of Management, Economis and Social Science; Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Human Sciences
Tuesdays10 - 12:30 am

Faculty of Medicine
Thursdays 10 - 12:30 am

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Thursdays 10 - 12:30 am

Please note: 
1) At "Zeit" you can chose the date. 
2) After registration you will get a confirmation email with further information. 
3) Please deal with the data protection conditions at When you click on the link, you will be asked to download the zoom client or to install the corresponding app on your mobile phone / tablet. It's best to give it a try in advance.
4) At the beginning of the meeting you will come in a so called "waiting room". Please wait here until we invite you for the couselling.