International Business (Bachelor's program) – How to Apply

Are you planning to apply to TH Köln's Bachelor's program in International Business? Continue reading to find out all you need to know about the application's process.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program International Business 
Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 
Type of program Full-time program 
Beginning of program Winter semester 
Program duration 6 semesters
With internship: 7 semesters 
Credits 180 ECTS credits
With internship: 210 ECTS credits 
Language of instruction German and English 
Campus Südstadt Campus 
Restricted admission Yes 
Accreditation program accredited until Sep 30, 2025 

Admission Requirements

Secondary school diploma

"Fachhochschulreife" (academic and practical part) or "Abitur" or an equivalent (international) degree

In some cases persons who do not hold one of the degrees mentioned above can apply as vocationally qualified individuals. Information on this type of application is currently only available in German:

Applications without a secondary school diploma

International applicants and applicants with degrees obtained outside of Germany please consider the information on admission requirements and German language skills.

Please note: The language of instruction of the majority of courses is English. Thus, English language proficiency on B2 level (CEFL) is strongly recommeded. This comparable to the level that students with a German Higher Education Entrance Qualification usually have.

Information for Applicants

a) Application process for
- German applicants
- Applicants with a Higher Education Entrance Qualification (HEEQ) obtained in Germany or another EU or EEA member state
- Applicants from EU or EEA member states and their spouses 
- Applicants with a German university degree as well as
- Vocationally qualified individuals
Applicants with international degrees/diplomas: Please read the information on international Higher Education Entrance Qualifications

This program participates in the Dialog-oriented Service Procedure (DoSV) offered by This means that you need to register with before you can submit an application through TH Köln's campus management system (CaMS).

Important: Make sure to read the information on DoSV.

TH Köln's campus management system (CaMS)
Application period: Early May - July 15, 2024
b) Application process for
- applicants not mentioned in a)

You are required to apply through uni-assist. Since places will be allocated through the Dialog-oriented Service Procedure (DoSV), you need to register with before submitting your application through uni-assist.

Please note the information on the application process through uni-assist and the Dialog-oriented Service Procedure (DoSV).


Application period: Early April - June 15, 2024