Informations for Incoming Students
In light of the current dynamics of the Covid-19 situation, we strongly recommend all incoming guest students to return to your home countries and continue your semester with us online.
Given the changes occurring on a daily basis, arrival and departure (from Germany as well as from the home countries) could be subject to quarantine or travel restrictions any time without prior warning. In these times of uncertainty, it may be best to be close to your family and friends. For those who may not be in a position to travel home, our office is here to support you to make your academic experience the best it can be.
FAQ for Incoming Students summer semester 2020
How do I get in touch with the Incomings Team?
How long will the University be closed?
What precautionary measures do I have to take?
Do I have to wear a mask on campus?
Many stores, museums, hotels and businesses, including fitness studios are reopening. What should I pay attention to?
Will I be able to contact the Foreigner’s Office in Cologne? How can I renew/apply for a visa?
How can I register with the City of Cologne if offices are closed?
Will I be able to proceed with my studies from abroad (e.g. my home country)?
When do classes start? Can I take all my classes and exams online?
If COVID-19 gets resolved before the end of the term, will I have to come back to Cologne to finish my courses or is there a possibility of doing this online (including exams)?
I have successfully registered for courses. What happens now?
How can I borrow books?
I would like to cancel my studies. What do I have to do?
If I cancel, will I get my social contribution fee back?
If I'm not coming back to Cologne, can I get a partial refund?
Do I still qualify for Erasmus funding/mobility grants?
I took classes during the fall 2019/20 term, when will I get my transcript?
If I take classes during the spring 2020/21 term, when will I get my transcript?