Team International Mobility

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3772

Enrollment for Exchange Students

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You have already taken the first step with your registration as an exchange student in Mobility Online. What happens next? We have compiled the most important information on how to get here and how to start studying at TH Köln. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of International Affairs.

! Important information about digital enrollment !

Your enrollment at TH Köln will be completely digital. This means that you do not have to come to TH Köln to receive your documents, but they will be made available via Mobility Online. This requires you to log in to Mobility Online regularly. If you have questions regarding the enrollment or if you face any problems with Mobility Online, don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

Selected – what's next?

After successful registration, verification of your application by TH Köln and all necessary steps on your part, you can generate and print your admission letter in Mobility Online. For the winter semester, admission letters are usually available in mid-June, for the summer semester in mid-December.

In the meantime, we urge you to please make arrangements for accommodation. TH Köln cannot provide accommodation for you. We recommend that you apply immediately for a room at the Kölner Studierendenwerk (KSTW) online.

We strongly recommend that you start looking for other housing options at the same time, since an application to KSTW is no guarantee for a room.

Digital Info Sessions

The Department of International Affairs offers info sessions for exchange students before arrival and during the enrolment phase. You will receive information about your first steps at TH Köln and in the city. The staff will also be available to answer your questions. Participation in one Early Bird session and one Get on Board session is compulsory for you.

Early Bird – how to successfully prepare for your exchange at TH Köln

In this session you will receive important information on housing, insurance, semester fees, visa and residence permit and much more.

Dates "Early Bird" for a stay in the winter semester 2024/25::

  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024                 10 - 12:00 h (UTC+2)
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024                16 - 18:00 h (UTC+2)
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2024                10 - 12:00 h (UTC+2)

Zoom login

Get on board - how to start your studies and get settled at TH Köln

In this session you will receive important information on the topics of enrolment, semester ticket, starting your studies, registering with the city, leisure activities and much more.

Dates "Get on Board" for a stay in the winter semester 2024/25:

  • Tuesday, 27 August 2024              10 - 12:30 h (UTC+2)
  • Tuesday, 03 September 2024       16 - 18:30 h (UTC+2)
  • Tuesday, 10 September 2024       10 - 12:30 h (UTC+2)
  • Tuesday, 17 September 2024       16 - 18:30 h (UTC+2)
  • Tuesday, 24 September 2024       10 - 12:30 h (UTC+2)

Zoom login

Get your MultiCa

The following steps must be completed to pick up the MultiCa:

Login to CaMS (Campusmanagement-System)

There you will receive information on...

  • how to transfer the semester fee
  • how to upload your photo for your MultiCa
  • how to report your health insurance status to the TH Köln (ideally, you should do this before your arrival).

        You can find more information on this topic on our website.

Once you have completed all of the above steps, your MultiCa can be printed.

You can see whether your MultiCa is ready for collection in your workflow in Mobility-Online .

The MultiCa can be collected from your respective study location at the following times:

MultiCa Abholung MultiCa Abholung (Image: TH Köln R2)

Erasmus+ students - don't forget

After you have arrived in Germany, please enter the date of your arrival in Mobility Online. As soon as the date has been confirmed, you can easily download your "Confirmation of Arrival".

If your home university requires a special template for the "Confirmation of Arrival", please send it to us via email at If you need a paper copy, have it signed by a staff member in the International Affairs Office after your arrival.

Please note: If you wish to create an updated "During the Mobility (DTM)" Learning Agreement in Mobility Online, you must do so within four weeks of the start of lectures.


Team International Mobility

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3772