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Studienstart International


Reach your goal quickly with a good start.

Students from non-EU countries in undergraduate programmes (Bachelor’s degree programmes and programmes ending with the German state examination, the Staatsexamen, begin their studies at the UoC with the orientation semester ‘Studienstart International’. This semester prepares you to excel in the degree programme you have selected.


‘Studienstart International’ prepares you for your degree programme at the University of Cologne in order for you to

·         complete your programme quickly and successfully,

·         earn up to 20 credit points already during the ‘Studienstart’ phase,

·         get to know your fellow students – both German and international – and become acquainted with your Faculty,

·         get to know your way around campus and the city of Cologne.

The following Faculties currently participate in the orientation semester ‘Studienstart International’

If you are not sure which Faculty offers your degree programme, you can find the information here.


If you fulfill the requirements for university admission in your home country, you may also be eligible to study at the University of Cologne. Information on admission requirements is available here.