Contact & Service

Contact persons

Vice-Dean of Internationalization

Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas

Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-2342

International Office of the Faculty

Yvette Gossel

Yvette Gossel

  • Room HO-02-106
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-4583

Junge fröhliche Menschen sitzen auf einer Bank (Image: iStock)

Incomings of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production

Welcome to the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production, we are glad to see that you are interested in our institution since international students enrich our academic environment and enable an intercultural and professional exchange.


A semester abroad requires organizational skills and personal dedication. But despite a good preparation and planning, international students might face some difficulties while filling in the Learning Agreement or creating their personal timetables since every university and even each faculty has its own organizational structure.

Therefore, we provide international students with useful information about the semester and exam periods as well as a Welcome Brochure including a Step-by-Step Guide for each degree program on how to create their Learning Agreement and personal timetable.

General information for international students (accomodation, enrollment etc.) is available on the website of the International Office.




1) Application requirements

Since most of the lectures are in German and only very few are offered in English, exchange students need to prove a B1 level of German (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in order to be able to attend lectures in German and a B2 level for English if you want to attend classes in English.

If you are a degree-seeking student you will need to prove a more advanced German language proficiency. You can find further information here.



2) Welcome brochures

In our welcome brochures international students find all important information about module lists (including translations into English), contact persons, creating their personal timetable and how to fill in their Learning Agreements.



3) Important dates

Bachelor's Degrees: Automotive Engineering, Production and Logistics
Master's Degrees: Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics

Semester Start of lectures Holidays Project week Registration for exams End of lectures Exam period
winter 2019/2020 30.09.2019 23.12.19- 03.01.19 18.11.19- 22.11.19 (approx.) 02.01.20- 10.01.20 24.01.20

phase 1: 27.01.20- 08.02.20

phase 2: (approx.)
02.03.20- 13.03.20

summer
2020
16.03.2020

06.04.20-
13.04.20

11.05.20-
15.05.20
approx.
15.06.20-
26.06.20

 
10.07.20

phase 1:
13.07.20-
25.07.20

phase 2:
August/
September

winter 2020/2021 05.10.2020 23.12.20- 31.12.20 23.11.20- 27.11.20 January 29.01.21

phase 1:
(approx.)
01.02.21- 12.02.21

phase 2:
(approx.)
08.03.21- 19.03.21


Bachelor's Degree: Logistics
Master's Degree: Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM)

Semester Start of lectures Holidays Project week Registration for exams End of lectures Exam period
winter 2019/2020 30.09.19/ 04.10.19 23.12.19- 03.01.19 18.11.19- 22.11.19 02.01.20- 16.01.20 24.01.2020

25.01.20- 08.02.20

summer
2020
16.03.20/ 23.03.20

09.04.20-
14.04.20

11.05.20-
15.05.20
June/July

 
03.07.2020

phase 1:
July

phase 2:
August/
September

The dates above are intended to give students a rough outline. However, the dates for the registration for exams, as well as the exam period itself, are subject to changes and need to be confirmed during their stay.

In general, phase 1 of the examination period takes place in the two weeks after the last day of lectures. Phase 2 takes place in the two weeks before the start of the lectures of the following semester.



4) International students at the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production

We are happy to welcome our international students at the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production and interviewed some of them. We asked them for their reasons to come to Germany and to TH Köln as well as for their experiences here. We hope that these can provide an insight into the study and exchange programs at our institution and might serve as references for future exchange students.

Zwei Personen vor einer Landkarte. Noopur and Mrudul from India studying at University of Antwerpen (Image: TH Köln)

Noopur Wagh and Mrudul Nandedkar from India have been with us since September of 2019. They study Sustainable Automotive Engineering at the University of Antwerp and are working on their master thesis at our faculty at the moment. They are supervised by Prof. Dr. Haas and Prof. Dr. Blaurock. The University of Antwerp is one of Th Köln´s partner universities and is a close associate of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production.

Zwei Personen vor einer Maschine im Labor. Manuel on his first tour through the labs of the faculty (l.) (Image: TH Köln)

Since October 2019, we have a new double degree student from the mdhk programme with Tec de Monterrey Mexico in the Automotive Engineering degree program. His name is Jesús Manuel Aguilar Beltrán (see photo). He is currently completing his semester abroad and is looking for an internship, which is part of the program.


Zwei Personen vor einer Landkarte. Rand and Bilal from GJU in Jordan (Image: TH Köln)

In addition, Rand Abughaidah and Bilal Othmann from the German-Jordanian University in Amman (GJU) studied Logistics at our faculty for one semester in the summer of 2019. The exchange program with the GJU also includes an internship semester, which both of them are now completing at companies in Germany
during the winter semester 2019/2020.

Drei junge Männer zeigen auf ihr Herkunftsland auf einer Landkarte. International students at our faculty from Mexico (IPN) and India (University of Antwerp) (Image: TH Köln)

The photo shows two of our international students from IPN in Mexico, Luis Vergara Coronel and Diego Emilio Sánchez Juárez, who have completed an exchange semester in the Bachelor´s degree program Production and Logistics at our Faculty during the winter semester of 2018/2019 . Ravindra Nalkande (right) from India and David Gyawali from Nepal ("Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Automotive Engineering") wrote their Master´s thesis with Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas during the same time frame.

Zwei Studenten sitzen am Schreibtisch Jintao Xiao (l.) and Yang Wang (r.) (Image: TH Köln)

Jintao Xiao and Yang Wang from China wrote their final thesis with Prof. Dr. Frank Herrmann as their mentor in 2017/2018. Jintao Xiao is enrolled as a regular student in the Master´s degree program Automotive Engineering and Yang Wang in the double degree Bachelor´s program in Automotive Engineering.


Gerardo Lopez und Camila Zamarripa from Mexico also participated in the double degree program in 2017/2018. In 2018/2019 Hugo Cruz completed one semester and an internship at the company ARRK. He has successfully completed the B2 German course. In the same year we also welcomed four exchange students from the German-Jordanian University (GJU) in our degree program Logistics.



5) Testimonials

Here you can find reports and interviews of international students that might help you to get a better impression of our institution and the services we offer.

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