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Studienstart International plus


Reaching your goals quickly with a good start.

This one-semester Studienstart International plus gives you access to the University of Cologne (alternative to the Studienkolleg).

Studienstart International plus is an orientation semester that prepares you for your desired degree programme by offering basic courses in your field of study, subject-specific German courses, as well as seminars on intercultural awareness and study skills.

You will earn credit points, which will be credited to the Studium Integrale part of your Bachelor’s degree programme.

Orientation events and intensive supervision complement Studienstart International plus.

Studienstart International plus will also help you feel at home in the city and at the University of Cologne.

After successfully completing Studienstart International plus, you can transfer directly to the first semester of your degree programme – without having to apply again.

Studienstart International plus at the

Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
 Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences


Digital Office Hour via Zoom:
Tuesday: 10 am - 12.30 pm

Please register via the following link:

Please note: 
1) At "Zeit" you can chose the date. 
2) After registration you will get a confirmation email with further information. 
3) Please deal with the data protection conditions at When you click on the link, you will be asked to download the zoom client or to install the corresponding app on your mobile phone / tablet. It's best to give it a try in advance.
4) At the beginning of the meeting you will come in a so called "waiting room". Please wait here until we invite you for the couselling.

Questions via e-mail to:

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All information about the application process can be found here.