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How to Apply as a Degree-Seeking Student

Studierende Bibliothek (Image: Thilo Schmülgen/TH Köln)

If you have selected one or more study programs at TH Köln you want to apply for, we strongly recommend informing yourself about the right way of applying. The correct way for you to apply is determined by your citizenship, your desired program and your previous academic qualifications.


Please check the following three tables to see which type of degree program you would like to apply for: Bachelor's degree program (with restricted admission or without restricted admission) or for a Master's degree program. Then select the applicable information for yourself to find out how to apply for this program.

If you would like to apply for more than one degree program, the way of application may be different. Therefore, please check each individual study program in the tables.

Applying for a Bachelor's program

If you are unsure whether or not your desired program has got a restricted admission, please go to Programs to find out. You can filter by "with numerus clausus" (restricted admission) and "without numerus clausus" (without restricted admission) under "Type of admission procedure".

IMPORTANT: When applying for a Bachelor’s program with restricted admission, please read the information about dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV)

I am interested in applying for a Bachelor’s program without restricted admission

I am an applicant with... I need to apply via...

German Higher Education Entrance Qualification
(Abitur/Fachhochschulreife) and/or a German university diploma.

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

no German citizenship and no German certificates (German Higher Education Entrance Qualification) or German university diploma.

Uni-Assist.

German citizenship but without German certificates.

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

Please note, that whether your secondary-school degree from your home country is recognized as Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung – HZB) in Germany will only be accessed upon enrollment. If you want to clarify this information prior to your application, please consult the Department of International Affairs.

Please also note that you must provide proof of your German language skills upon enrollment.

no German citizenship, no German certificates, but a vocational training from
my home country
that is recognized as a vocational training in Germany.

the recognition of the vocational training through IHK FOSA

and

the application for vocationally qualified individuals

and

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

Please also note that you must provide proof of your German language skills upon enrollment.

I am interested in applying for a Bachelor’s program with restricted admission

I am an applicant with…

I need to apply via…

German Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Abitur/Fachhochschulreife) and/or a German university diploma.

hochschulstart.de

and

TH Köln’s Online Application Platform.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification from an EU/EEA country.

hochschulstart.de

and

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

Please note that you must upload a scan of your university entrance qualification in the online application portal of TH Köln. These documents must - if the original is not in German or English - have been translated by a sworn translator. If you want to clarify this information prior to your application, please consult the Department of International Affairs.

Please also note that you must provide proof of your German language skills upon enrollment.

a university diploma from an EU/EEA country, but without Higher Education Entrance Qualification from an EU/EEA country.

hochschulstart.de

and

Uni-Assist.

no EU/EEA certificates, but with an EU/EEA citizenship or I am married to an EU/EEA citizen.

hochschulstart.de

and

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

Please note that you must upload a scan of your university entrance qualification in the online application portal of TH Köln. These documents must - if the original is not in German or English - have been translated by a sworn translator. If you want to clarify this information prior to your application, please consult the Department of International Affairs.

Please also note that you must provide proof of your German language skills upon enrollment.

no EU/EEA citizenship and no EU/EEA certificates.

hochschulstart.de

and

Uni-Assist.

German citizenship, but without German certificates.

hochschulstart.de

and

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

Please note that you must upload a scan of your university entrance qualification in the online application portal of TH Köln. These documents must - if the original is not in German or English - have been translated by a sworn translator. If you want to clarify this information prior to your application, please consult the Department of International Affairs.

Please also note that you must provide proof of your German language skills upon enrollment.

no German citizenship, no German certificates, but a vocational training from
my home country
that is recognized as a
vocational training in Germany.

the recognition of the vocational training through IHK FOSA

and

the application for vocationally qualified individuals

and

hochschulstart.de

and

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

Please also note that you must provide proof of your German language skills upon enrollment.

Applicants with Feststellungsprüfung

The Feststellungsprüfung (e.g. as a degree from a Studienkolleg in Germany) is only valid in conjunction with your foreign secondary school certificate and therefore counts as a foreign higher education entrance qualification, i.e. not as a German certificate. Please follow the instructions in the table above.

Applying for a Master‘s program

I am interested in applying for a Master’s program

I am an applicant with... I need to apply via...

German citizenship,
but no German certificates.

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

Please also note that you must provide proof of your German language skills upon enrollment.

a German Bachelor, Magister or Diplom that has something to do with the Master I would like to study.

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

no German citizenship and no German Bachelor, Magister or Diplom that has anything to do with the Master that I would like to study.

Uni-Assist.

What are the application deadlines?

The application deadlines for all Bachelor's and Master's programs can be found on the individual program pages. Please click on the course of studies and then on "How to apply". Please read carefully what application deadlines apply to you!

Should you have any questions about the application or the admission, please contact the Team International Degree-Seeking Students.

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