For students

Office of Student Services
Südstadt Campus

Claudiusstr. 1, 50678 Cologne
Room F1.41 and F1.41a

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-5840

For international students and applicants

Department of International Affairs

Campus Südstadt
Claudiusstr. 1, 50678 Köln
Raum A1.42

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3772

Game Development and Research (Master's program) – How to Apply

Are you considering applying to the Master's program in Game Development and Research? This page provides you with relevant information on the admissions process.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Game Development and Research 
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)  
Type of program Part-time program for professionals 
Beginning of program Winter semester 
Program duration 4 semesters 
Credits 120 ECTS credits 
Language of instruction English 
Campus Mülheim Site 
Restricted admission No 
Fees Please visit Cologne Game Lab's website for detailed information on fees.   More
Additional requirements Program-related aptitude test 
Accreditation Program accredited until Sep 30, 2023 
Flyer Download  More (pdf, 152 KB)

Admission Requirements

University degree
Successful applicants hold university degree (Bachelor's degree, Diplom, Magister, Master's degree or an equivalent degree).

If you have not graduated yet, you may still apply for admission if you expect to have graduated by the time the Master's program starts. 

Applicants with degrees obtained outside of Germany please consider the information on admission requirements and German language proficiency.
Additional requirements

- at least 12 months professional experience in a related field
- English language skills at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
 

Please refer to the current  examination regulations for additional information (the examination regulations are currently only available in German).

Information for Applicants

a) Application process for
- German applicants
- applicants with a first-cycle degree in a field related to the Master’s program from a German university

Cologne Game Lab aptitude test:

Please use the Cologne Game Lab online application form to register for the aptitude test:

Online application form

Registration deadline: March 31, 2022
Online application to TH Köln:

Applicants who have passed the aptitude test submit their application through TH Köln's campus management system (CaMS):

CaMS

Information on the documents which are to be submitted with your application is available in CaMS.

Application deadline: July 15, 2022

b) Application process for
- international applicants without a first-cycle degree from a German university but with a first-cycle degree in a field related to the Master’s program from a university outside of Germany.

Cologne Game Lab aptitude test:

Please use the Cologne Game Lab online application form to register for the aptitude test:

Online application form

Registration deadline: March 31, 2022
and additionally
Application to uni-assist:

You are required to apply to uni-assist.

Make sure to read the information on the application process through uni-assist.

uni-assist

Application deadline: March 31, 2022

For students

Office of Student Services
Südstadt Campus

Claudiusstr. 1, 50678 Cologne
Room F1.41 and F1.41a

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-5840

For international students and applicants

Department of International Affairs

Campus Südstadt
Claudiusstr. 1, 50678 Köln
Raum A1.42

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3772

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