Junge Menschen im Foyer in Deutz (Image: Thilo Schmülgen/TH Köln)

Welcome to TH Köln

We are glad you decided to enroll at our university. This page provides you with useful information on preparatory courses and welcome events for new students. We wish you all the best for your studies and are looking forward to seeing you at TH Köln!

Dear first-year students,

Welcome to TH Köln. We are currently planning to offer all classes of the winter semester 2022/23 on campus. This is to help you familiarize with your faculty culture and student life in general and for this, personal interactions with your teachers and fellow students are an important factor.

We do hope that the developments of the pandemic will allow us to stick to our plan. It goes without saying that TH Köln will make use of all legal bases available to ensure the best possible protection from infections at our university.

The current infection protection measures currently are available on our website www.th-koeln.de/corona_en

Information for new first-year students

Are there any welcome events for my program? When do classes start? How do I get my schedule?

Make sure to read the information for first-year students ("Erstsemesterinformationen") to get all the support and information you need for a smooth start of studies.

No information for first-year students available yet? Please check back later. Information may only become available shortly before the start of the semester.

Information forum on campus

At our university, there are a variety of counseling and support services that are open to all students. These are not only about studying, but also about personal development, points of contact in crises and student engagement. We would like to give you the opportunity to get in touch directly on site: All students - not only first-year students - are invited!

Helpful Information

Prof. Dr. Sylvia Heuchemer, Vice President for Academic Affairs, warmly welcomes all first-year students to the TH Köln for the winter semester 2022/2023.

Getting started

Find all useful information for new first-year students summarized in our brochure "Getting started: Basic knowledge for new students and PhD students at TH Köln".

Ansicht der MultiCa für Studierende (Image: TH Köln)

Student ID card and public transport pass

All new students receive their student ID card (MultiCa) by mail. You need your MultiCa to use the library, copy machines and lockers and to pay in the cafeteria. The public transport pass for the Rhine-Sieg Transport Network (VRS) and the NRW Ticket is available for download.

Studentin und Unternehmer im Gespräch vor dem Hauptgebäude der Fachhochschule Köln (Image: FH Köln/Thilo Schmülgen)

Deutschlandstipendium: We support young talents

The Deutschlandstipendium gives TH Köln the opportunity to support talented students even better. At the same time, it opens up new opportunities for practical knowledge and technology transfer in cooperation with companies.