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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 (Date of receipt)
  • For the summer semester: March 15th (Date of receipt)

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*

*For all applications to the higher semester (relocation or transfer), a semester classification for the relevant semester from the responsible Examination Office of the University of Cologne is required. 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

Service Point: General enquiries, UCCard issues:
Opening hours:
Mondays till fridays 10 - 3 pm
Zoom-Consultation hours:
Mondays till fridays 10 - 12:30 pm

Personal consultation hours on Zoom:

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 pm

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

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

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 pm

Faculty of Medicine
Thursdays 10 - 12:30 pm

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