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.
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.
1. Welche grundsätzlichen Voraussetzungen muss ich erfüllen, um mich an der Universität zu Köln für ein Studium zu bewerben?
2. Wie bewerbe ich mich?
3. Welche Bewerbungsfristen gelten?
Nicht-EU-BürgerInnen mit Hochschulzugang
Nicht-EU-BürgerInnen ohne Hochschulzugang
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.