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How to apply to the MSc program in Cologne

Applicants with a German (Bachelor) degree apply via KLIPS2.0. Please start by registering for a new applicant account.

All applicants with a foreign (Bachelor) degree apply through the portal of uni-assist e.V. These applications are collected through uni-assist e.V., are verified for formal accuracy, and finally passed on to the admission committee for the Physics Master course for final verification. uni-assist e.V. is an association founded by the German universities, which takes care of the technical processing of applications.

Attention: Application process for the winter term 2020/2021
With respect to the global Corona situation, the application procedure in uni-assist will be solely online! I.e. applicants do not have to send their documents to uni-assist via postal mail. Additionally, it is not required to provide certified copies, simple copies will do for the application. (However, certified copies have to be provided later.)
The application via uni-assist will be possible after May 15.

Application deadlines:

for summer term: January 15
for winter term: July 15

Requested documents for an application:

The admission committee requires certified copies of the following documents in order to be able to verify your application:

  • Letter of Motivation
  • School leaving certificate (or an equivalent degree of qualification for access to
    German universities
  • Bachelor-degree (or an equivalent university degree).
  • A German Bachelor degree can be handed in later
  • Transcript of Records
  • Proof of English language skills: TOEFL (80 points, internet-based) or equivalent, e.g. IELTS (score 6.5) or comparable proof

Formal degree certificates not yet available when you apply can be handed in later.

Applicants with a foreign school and university degree need to send also: Certified translation of degrees unless they exist in German or English. Please send certified translation of degree certificates that are not in English or German.

Details concerning the sequence of application via uni-assist can be found here.

For further information please refer to master-physics@uni-koeln.de.

Admission requirements for the MSc program in Cologne:

To be admitted to our MSc program at the University of Cologne, a BSc degree in Physics (or equivalent) is required. In particular, we expect students to have good knowledge in theoretical physics (classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics & thermodynamics / statistical mechanics). If your study course does not contain a significant amount of courses in these fields (i.e. roughly 20% of the overall credit points) we expect you to prove your knowledge e.g. via additional certificates or small exams. Please note that we consider this necessary to enable all students to successfully pass our MSc in Physics course.