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Application Procedure

Preliminary review documentation (VPD) for applications with international degrees

Diagram - External applications with an international (Bachelor’s) degree

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

Applications with 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 probably starts:

- The application for the English taught master's degree programmes on 15 October

- the application for the German taught programmes probably start on 1. December.

In your own interest, please apply as soon as possible. An early admission will help you to start your studies in time.

Deadlines summer term 2023: 15 January 2023  for all Master's degree programmes and all applicant groups.

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 summer term, the documents for the VDP examination should be submitted to uni-assist four or six weeks before the deadline of the application at the latest.

2. application via the application portal of the UzK Klips 2.0 probably :

- from 15 October for English taught programmes

- from  1 December 2022 for all German taught programmes. 

In your own interest, please apply as soon as possible. An early admission will help you to start your studies in time.

Deadlines summer term 2023: 15 January 2023  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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