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Admission requirements

You are a student from abroad and are interested in studying at TH Köln. On this webpage, we would like to give you an overview of the admission requirements.

Am I eligible to study in Germany?

Education systems around the globe vary quite greatly. That is why the requirements a prospective student needs to meet in order to study in Germany are different for each country. Our partner institution uni-assist reviews whether your secondary-school degree from your home country is recognized as Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung – HZB) in Germany. However, you can inform yourself in advance via the Anabin database or by visiting the International Office on one of our three campuses. When planning a visit, we ask you to take note of our office hours.

German Language Skills

Most programs at TH Köln - in particular at the Bachelor's level - are taught in German. You are therefore required to have an excellent command of the German language to successfully master your studies. Please see our information on German Language skills for an in-detail overview of the German level needed for your program.

Special Admission Requirements

Some of our degree programs have special admission requirements, such as particular foreign language skills, the completion of an internship or having passed an aptitude test. Please make sure to inform yourself on these requirements online by visiting our program overview.

Aptitute Tests

For admission to the following degree programs you will have to register for an aptitude test with the respective faculty where your program will be taught:

    B.A. Integrated Design
    B.A. Digital Games
    M.A. Game Development and Research
    B.A. Languages and Business
    B.A. Architecture
    M.A. Architecture
    B.A. and M.A. Restoration and Conservation of Art and Cultural Property

For the following degree programs you will have to register for the aptitude test with your uni-assist application:

     M.A. Conference Interpreting
     M.A. Specialized Translation
     M.A. Terminology and Language Technology

Please be aware that most application deadline for the aptitute tests are scheduled much earlier than the application deadline for the degree program. The dates and application deadline for the aptitue tests can be found in the admission requirements on the Program overview.

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