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Application procedure for Non-EU-Citizens with indirect University Entrance Qualification

Studienstart International plus

The following application procedure is applicable to Non-EU-citizens.

Exception: Non-EU/EEA citizens who have the same admission status as Germans or EU/EEA citizens cannot apply for the programme Studienstart International plus. You would have to attend a regular preparatory college (Studienkolleg). You are holding a university entrance qualification for German higher education institutions (EU/EEA secondary school or university degree). OR: You are resident in Germany and are married to a German or an EU/EEA national (also applies to registered civil partnerships) or can prove direct lineage to an EU/EEA national resident in Germany.

If your secondary school leaving certificate is not recognized in Germany as a general or subject-specific entrance qualification, we offer you an alternative procedure to gain admission. You may apply for the University of Cologne Entrance Exam (in German: the so called Zugangsprüfung).

Whether your secondary school leaving certificate is recognized in Germany and conforms to the German university entrance qualification can be checked here:
https://www.uni-assist.de/en/tools/check-university-admission/

Please note: Applications are only possible with a valid TestAS certificate.