Special Applications

Prospective students applying to programs with restricted admission may be eligible to submit a special application ('Sonderantrag') if they meet certain criteria.

Application to a program with restricted admission

The different types of special applications that may be submitted by eligible applicants to Bachelor's programs with restricted admission are listed below. Please note that applicants to Master's programs may only submit an 'Application for special admission (Military/social service, top athletes)' or an 'Application for special admission for cases of exceptional hardship'. 

Additional information on special applications incl. application checklists
Application for disadvantage compensation (improved average grade)
If exceptional circumstancs prevented you from obtaining a better average grade you may submit this application.
Information on applications for disadvantage compensation, incl. application checklist (Bachelor's program)
Application for disadvantage compensation (improved waiting period)
If exceptional circumstances prevented you from obtaining your Higher Education Entrance Qualification at an earlier date you may submit this application.
Information on applications for disadvantage compensation, incl. application checklist (Bachelor's program)

Application for special admission (Military/social service, top athletes)
You can submit this application
a) if TH Köln offered you admission prior to or during your service. Your Letter of Admission must have been issued during one of the last two admission periods and for the same program you are now applying to.
b) if you are a member of one of the following teams of the Federal Sport Association's (Bundessportfachverband) at the time of application:
- Olympic team or A team
- Secondary team or B team
- Federal team (junior team 1) or C team
- Regional team (junior team 2) or D/C team

Information on applications for special admission (military service/top athletes), incl. application checklist (Bachelor's/Master's program)
Application for special admission for cases of exceptional hardship
If exceptional circumstances justify your immediate admission to your desired program you may submit this application.
Information for applications for special admission (exceptional hardship), incl. application checklist (Bachelor's/Master's program)
Application for admission under the underage student quota
If you are an underage student living close to Cologne University of Applied Sciences and in the same household as your parents you may submit this application.
Information on applications under the underage student quota, incl. application checklist (Bachelor's program)

Application for a waiting period bonus (vocational training, employment)
This bonus will only be granted if you obtained your Higher Education Entrance Qualification before July 16, 2007.

You can submit this application if you either
a) completed vocational training prior to obtaining your Higher Education Entrance Qualification
b) if you have been engaged in professional employment for at least three years prior to obtaining your Higher Education Entrance Qualification (For more detailed information, please refer to the checklist.)

Information on applications for a waiting period bonus, incl. application checklist (Bachelor's program)

General information
Once you have submitted your online application you can submit your special application immediately afterwards or at a later time (please make sure you meet the deadline). Open your application and scroll down to the "Special applications" section. Select and complete a special application and submit it electronically.

You may submit more than one special application. Please be advised that besides submitting your special application electrocinally you will be required to submit supporting documents by mail.

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