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University of Cologne Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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University of Cologne, Germany had an enrollment of around 48,841 students for 2017-18 session with 7862 graduate and over 40,000 undergraduate students. The academic sessions here begin in Summer and Winter seasons. The students seeking admission for different courses can apply through the University's Official Portal.

  • Over 335 courses are offered at University.
  • University accepts TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.
  • Non-EU students are required to have a student visa to study in Germany.


Application PortalUniversity Application Portal
Application FeeN/A
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Language ProficiencyGerman, English
Programs OfferedBachelors, Masters, Doctoral
Intake SeasonsSummer, Winter
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships

University of Cologne Admissions Deadline

The full-time academic session at the University of Cologne, Germany begins in the Summer and Winter seasons. The students may apply up to one year in advance for early decision.

SummerJanuary 15
WinterJuly 15

English Language Requirements for International Students

Students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the University of Cologne, Germany.

TestMinimum Score Required
-Economic ResearchOther
TOEFL (Internet-based)10080
CambridgeCAE (at least grade B), BEC Higher (at least grade B), CPEFCE, BEC higher, CAE, CPE

Note: German language proficiency is required for programs taught in german.

Visa Process for International Students

Students who are non-EU/EEA must have a student visa to study in any university based in Germany. Applicants are required to provide the following documents as a part of the visa process:

  • Copy of a valid passport
  • A valid University registration number.
  • Proof of adequate Health insurance.
  • Biometric passport photograph
  • Evidence of German Language proficiency.

University of Cologne Undergraduate Admissions

University of Cologne offers bachelor’s degree in various disciplines including business, law, medicine and dentistry. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is german.

Where to Apply: University Application Portal

Application Fees: N/A

Academic Requirements:

  • Official University Transcripts
  • Copy of official passport
  • TestAS certificate.
  • Evidence of sufficient financial funds or sponsor.

University of Cologne Graduate Admissions

The University of Cologne offers master’s and doctoral degree at graduate level. Language of instruction for some of the programs is both english and german while some programs are taught only in english.

Where to Apply: University Application Portal

Application Fee: N/A

Academic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject with 80% credit.
  • German/English language proficiency requirement as per the course

Requirements for some of the courses are as follows:

CourseAcademic Requirements
Master of Business AdministrationOverall grade of at least 2.7, GMAT (Recommended)
Information Systems- Master of Science20 or above ECTS credits in Information Systems
Economics- Master of Science18 or above ECTS credits in Economics
Political science- Master of Science30 or above ECTS credits in Political Science,

The admissions office of the University of Cologne, Germany reviews each application critically. Admissions are offered to students on the basis of their academic excellence, official test scores, supporting documents and an on-time application submission with the required fee (if mentioned in the site).

International students are recommended to submit application to uni-assist first. The submitted application documents will be reviewed by uni-assist and eligible applications are then forwarded to the University of Cologne.

Students will receive login details for the University’s KLIPS 2.0 online application portal to the same email address as mentioned in the application. The application status and admission decision will be also be indicated in the KLIPS 2.0 account.

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