Welcome to TH Köln
Information for refugees
Applying at TH Köln
If you are interested in studying at TH Köln there are two main prerequisites you need to fulfill in order to successfully apply.
- Your secondary school or university diploma needs to qualify you to study in Germany. You can check this at www.anabin.kmk.org , a German database with information regarding university entrance qualifications. In case you have a university diploma, your university has to be accredited. If your diploma does not directly qualify you to attend a German university, you may be able to apply for the Cologne Prep Class if certain conditions are met.
- If you are applying for a program taught in German, you need have a minimum German level of C1 by the time of application. In case you apply with a C1 level certificate and are successfully admitted to the university, you will need to pass the DSH 2 exam (German language examination for university admission) in order to enroll. For programs taught in English you will need to provide prove of the respective English level that is required.
Admission for applicants from refugee backgrounds
If you have taken refuge in Germany and would like to study at TH Köln, the International Office will advise you on the application requirements and process. You can contact us by telephone, email or visit us in person during our office hours. You can find the contact details in the column on the left of this website.
Applicants have to apply through uni-assist. Please regard the respective application deadlines for international non-EU applicants for each program. Applicants who can prove their refugee status may apply without having to pay the uni-assist service fee. For more information regarding this please contact the International Office.
In case you have lost individual documents or certificates when you were forced to flee your home country, a case-by-case review will check if and under what conditions it is possible for you to apply at TH Köln.
You can find all information regarding admission requirements, the application process and deadlines by choosing the program you are interested in and clicking on “Bewerbung” or “How to apply”.