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International Prospective Master Students

Application Requirements

Application Procedure

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.

For all master’s degree programs, you need a preliminary review documentation (VPD) to apply.

Please note the two-stage application process!

1. Request a preliminary review documentation (VPD) from uni-assist

2. Application via the application portal of the UoC Klips 2.0 from June 2021

(Attention: Exceptions are the master’s programs of the Faculty of Economics and Social Science where the evaluation continues to take place in the standard procedure. For that, you only apply via uni-assist and not in the UoC application portal!)

In addition to an online application at the UoC, you must request the VPD directly from uni-assist. When applying for a master’s degree, the VPD indicates whether you meet the formal requirements for a master’s degree at the UoC. After your documents have been checked by uni-assist and you have received the result (VPD), create an online application in the UoC Klips 2.0 application portal.

An application to the UoC is only possible with a valid VPD. The application for preliminary review documentation (VPD) at uni-assist alone does not count as an application for a degree program at the UoC.

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

Enrolment Procedure

 

Organise your Stay in Cologne

 

Contact
 

Your Contact Persons at the International Office:

Application, Admission, Enrolment 

 

Christina Boland & Henrike Bassenge

For e-mail enquiries please use our contact form.

Zoom-Consultation: 
Tuesdays and thursdays 10 - 12:30 am
(registration)

 
 

 
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