FAQ - Short-term study
- Admission and Enrolment
- Immigration and Living in Cologne
- Course Offerings and Course Selection
- ECTS / Credit Points
- Learning Agreement
- Course Registration
- German language courses (DaF)
- Transcript of Records
- Confirmation of Study Period
1 - Application
I would like to come to Cologne as a short-term student. How can I apply?
Which level of German am I required to have?
I need to include a preliminary study plan in my study abroad application. Where can I find your course offerings?
2 - Admission and Enrolment
I was selected by my home university to study abroad in Cologne. What are the next steps?
How do I get admitted?
How do I enroll?
What is the "semester contribution" and why do I have to pay it?
3 - Immigration and Living in Cologne
Do I need a visa to study in Cologne?
How do I find accommodation in Cologne?
What is “Meldepflicht” (compulsory residents’ registration)?
4 - Course Offerings and Course Selection
Where can I find course offerings?
What are the types of courses on offer?
Can I take courses from different departments and faculties?
Am I required to study complete modules?
Does the University of Cologne offer German language courses for exchange students?
5 - ECTS / Credit Points
Is there a minimum or maximum number of credit points that I am supposed to gain during my stay?
Where can I find the number of ECTS / credit points that I can achieve in a course?
6 - Learning Agreement
Who needs to sign my Learning Agreement?
When am I required to complete my Learning Agreement?
I was asked to complete my Learning Agreement but the course catalogue for my semester abroad has not yet been published. What can I do?
Can I change my Learning Agreement?
7 - Course Registration
How and when can I register for classes?
I have technical problems registering for classes in KLIPS 2.0. What can I do?
How do I know if I have been admitted to a course?
I did not receive a "confirmed place" in my desired course. What can I do?
8 - German Language Courses (DaF)
How can I register for German language classes?
Do I have to pay for the German language courses?
What types of German language courses are offered?
How many ECTS / credit points can I gain from a German language course?
9 - Exams
What types of exams are there?
How do I know which exams to take?
When do the exams usually take place?
How do I register for exams?
10 - Transcript of Records
What is a Transcript of Records?
When and how do I receive my Transcript of Records?
11 - Confirmation of Study Period
What is a "Certificate of arrival" / "Certificate of Departure" and where do I get it?