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Application Procedure

preliminary review documentation (VPD) for applications with international degrees

The formal application procedure depends on the country in which the previous degree was obtained.

Applications with a national degree: Students who completed their previous degree (usually a Bachelor) at the University of Cologne or at another German university apply exclusively via the university's internal campus management portal KLIPS 2.0.

The application deadline is June,1, 2021; the application deadline is  July, 31 for all Master's programmes (exception: application for Culture and Environment in Africa starts on May, 17)

Students who have not completed their previous degree (usually a Bachelor) at a German university, but have a foreign degree, please also obtain information here: https://portal.uni-koeln.de/en/international/study-in-cologne/international-applications/master-students-prospective

Applications with an international degree:

If you obtained your Bachelor's degree outside of Germany, please note the two-stage application procedure!

1. application for a preliminary review documentation (VPD) at uni-assist

Processing time is approx. 3 - 4 weeks. Please apply for the VPD as early as possible before the application deadline at the UzK. In order to participate in the application procedure for the winter term, the documents for the VDP examination should be submitted to uni-assist by June, 30 at the latest.

2. application via the application portal of the UzK Klips 2.0 from June,1, 2021 (exception: Culture and Environment in Africa starts already on 17 May).

Deadlines winter term 2021/22: July, 31 2021 for all Master's degree programmes and all applicant groups.

Please keep checking the homepages for any changes that may occur at short notice!

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