Contact & Service

International Office

Südstadt Campus

Claudiusstr. 1 50678 Köln Room A 1.56 Office hours: Mon,Tue,Thu 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm to 3 pm, Wed and Fri 9 am – 12 noon E: international-office@th-koeln.de T: +49221-8275-3838 or -3826

Deutz Campus

Betzdorfer Str. 2 50679 Köln Room ZN 2-4 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm to 3 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 am – 12 noon E: international-office@th-koeln.de T: +49 221-8275-2149

Gummersbach Campus

Steinmüllerallee 1 51643 Gummersbach Room 1.104 Mondays,Tuesdays,Thursdays 9 am – 12 noon & 1 pm to 3 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays 9 am – 12 noon E: international-office@th-koeln.de T: +49 2261-8196-6316

Zwei Studentinnen in der Bibliothek (Image: Costa Belibasakis/FH Köln)

How to Apply as a Degree-Seeking Student

Do you intend to obtain a Bachelor's or Master's degree at TH Köln? Our website provides an overview of the application process involved for international degree-seeking students.

If you are a prospective international student, there are generally speaking three different ways of applying: The right way for you to apply is determined by your citizenship, your desired degree program and your previous academic qualifications. Please refer to the following two charts to find out how you need to apply:

I am an applicant with… And would like to enroll in a Bachelor’s program… And would like to enroll in a Master’s program…
non-EU citizenship and have a foreign diploma

application via uni-assist

application via uni-assist

EU citizenship (or from Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway) or am married to a German / EU-citizen and have a foreign diploma

Degree programs with unrestricted admission:

application via uni-assist

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Degree programs with restricted admission:
TH Köln online application platform AND TH Köln document review

 application via uni-assist

German citizenship and have a foreign diploma

Degree programs with unrestricted admission:
TH Köln online application platform

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Degree programs with restricted admission:
TH Köln online application platform AND TH Köln document review

TH Köln online application platform

If you are not sure whether your intended degree program is restricted or unrestricted, the overview of programs on our website serves as a helpful source of information.

Applicants with a degree from a public Studienkolleg

If you have successfully completed a public Studienkolleg in Germany, your citizenship is the decisive factor when determining the way you are required to apply. We therefore ask you to apply as stated in the chart above.

Applicants from refugee backgrounds

If you have taken refuge in Germany and would like to study at TH Köln, the International Office will advise you on the application requirements and process. You can contact us by telephone, email or visit us in person during our office hours. You can find our contact details in the column on the left of this website.

Applicants have to apply through uni-assist. Please regard the respective application deadlines for international non-EU applicants for each program. Applicants who can prove their refugee status may apply without having to pay the uni-assist service fee. For more information regarding this please contact the International Office.

Case-by-case review
In case you have lost individual documents or certificates when you were forced to flee your home country, a case-by-case review will check if and under what conditions it is possible for you to apply at TH Köln.

Applicants with a German degree or university entrance qualification

If you have a  German degree such as 'Abitur' or 'Fachhochschulreife' or a German university degree the way you need to apply is determined by whether you intend to enroll in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program. In such a case, your citizenship is normally not a criterion for your application.

I am an applicant with…  And would like to enroll in a Bachelor’s program… And would like to enroll in a Master’s program…
a German Abitur or Fachhochschulreife

TH Köln Online Application Platform

a German Bachelor’s degree

TH Köln online application platform

TH Köln online application platform
a German Master’s degree

TH Köln online application platform

Your Master’s degree is deemed irrelevant in this case. The way you apply is determined by your previously obtained Bachelor’s degree.

DoSV admission process via "Hochschulstart.de" for selected degree programs with restricted admission

Please note that some of TH Köln’s Bachelor's programs with restricted admission participate in what is called “DoSV”, a new admission procedure conducted in close communication with applicants. If you are a citizen of an EU member state with a foreign secondary-school or university diploma or if you have the same legal status as a German citizen, we ask you to thoroughly inform yourself on the DoSV on how to submit an application via “Hochschulstart.de”: Dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren.

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