Contact & Service

Until when can I apply?

Refugees

Personal consulations by appointment only.

Contact

Deutz Campus

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-2910

Gummersbach Campus

  • Phone: +49 2261-8196-6519

Südstadt Campus

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3772

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.


In order to find the right way of applying, please look at the information given in the tables below.

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) [German].

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 undergraduate degrees
(Bachelor, Magister, Diplom).

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.

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.

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.

Academic Document Review at TH Köln

and

hochschulstart.de

and

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

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

Uni-Assist.

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

Academic Document Review at TH Köln

and

hochschulstart.de

and

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

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

Uni-Assist.

German citizenship, but without German certificates.

Academic Document Review at TH Köln

and

hochschulstart.de

and

TH Köln's Online Application Platform.

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.

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.

Do you receive your Feststellungsprüfungszeugnis only after the application deadline? Then please contact us.

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.

German undergraduate degree
(Bachelor, Magister, Diplom).

TH Köln's

Online Application Platform.

no German citizenship and no German undergraduate degree (Bachelor, Magister, Diplom).

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!

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