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Faculty of InternationalSample Institute

Preparatory German Language Courses

The German preparatory course is designed for those who intend to apply to the University of Cologne and who already have good German knowledge but who do not yet have the language skills (DSH 2 or higher) required for studies.

The German prep course lasts one or two semesters and is completed with the DSH-2 language exam (“Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang”). Participants who earn a passing grade on the test have obtained the language proficiency required for studying at the University of Cologne.

Admission to the German prep course does not guarantee admission for studies at the university. Afterwards language course graduates must follow the normal university application process.


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The office hours for individual consultations at the International Office are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Visiting address:
Universität zu Köln
International Office, Team Zulassung
Studierenden Service Center, EG
Universitätsstr. 22a
50937 Köln

SSC (Student Service Center) ground floor

Telephone consultation:

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Monday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tel. +49-(0)221/470-1661

Mailing address:
Universität zu Köln
International Office, Team Zulassung
50923 Köln