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International Prospective Undergraduate Students

We are very pleased about your interest in our undergraduate courses of study with the study goal Bachelor, state examination or first examination. Depending on your interest and abilities, you can choose an undergraduate course at one of the largest universities in Germany.



Range of Studies

A list of all Bachelor's degree programmes as well as Law, Medicine and Dentistry can be found on the pages of the "Zentrale Studienberatung".  So far the UoC does not offer bachelor programmes in English.


Preparatory German Course

The preparatory German course  is aimed at prospective students who already have a good knowledge of the German language (GER - B2) but have not yet reached the necessary language level for a degree programme (e.g. DSH 2 or TestDaF with TDN 4 in all parts of the examination).

The German course concludes with an officially recognised language examination. If you pass this examination successfully, you have acquired the language level required for admission to a degree programme.





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Bewerbungsverfahren für...


Bewerbung zum höheren Fachsemester

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.




Organise your Stay in Cologne


Angebote und Informationen für internationale Bachelorstudierende

International Weeks

International Weeks

Cultural events by our International Students's Associations
Bus Trip to Dresden

Bus Trip to Dresden

for international master's students and exchange students
Rent out a Room

Rent out a Room

The International Office is looking for furnished rooms or apartments for international students and scholars