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International Prospective Master Students

Range of Studies

The University of Cologne offers:

An overview of all master's degree programs can be found in our Study Orientation Portal under Range of Courses. Please use the filter functions there to limit your search to master's degree programs and, if necessary, to other parameters.


Application Requirements

Application Procedure

Please note the two-stage application process!

1. For all master’s degree programs, you need a preliminary review documentation (VPD) to apply.
The processing time is approx. 4 - 6 weeks. Please apply for the VPD as early as possible before the application deadline at the UzK.

Uni-assist e.V. is the "work and service center for international students’ applications". Uni-assist evaluates master applications for the University of Cologne from applicants who have obtained a foreign university degree.

2. Application via the UzK application portal Klips 2.0
An application to the UzK is only possible with a valid VPD. The application for pre-examination documentation at uni-assist alone does not count as an application for a degree programme at the UzK.


1. How do I request the preliminary review documentation (VPD):

2. Application via the application portal Klips 2.0

3. Enrolment Procedure


Organise your Stay in Cologne



Your Contact at the International Office:

Application, Admission, Enrolment 


Ms. Christina Boland & Ms. Henrike Bassenge

For e-mail enquiries please use our contact form.

Consultation hours by appointment: 


Mentoring Programmes of the HR Development for Researchers

Gender Mentoring-Agentur – for female students & doctoral candidates (GER/EN)

Erste Generation Promotion – for (doctoral) students with a non-academic background (GER)