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The housing situation in Cologne is difficult! Please inform yourself as early as possible on our pages and network with students from Cologne.

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

Studienstart International plus


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:

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