The selection process for fall 2020/21 is closed. The admission results will be published here mid-September. You can find an explanation about the calculation of the admission score in this pdf-document. The application period for fall 2021/2022 starts in mid-March 2021.


All applicants who have qualified for a preliminary notification have been contacted. You can view the result on our website. In July, qualified applicants will once again receive preliminary information about a study place. After the application deadline, the main procedure takes place in which all remaining places are allocated.

For applications received in full until 15 July, an (improved) admission test result can be submitted subsequently until the application deadline. Please send the pdf-document (max.2 MB) by e-mail to the admissions office.

Here you can apply for the following programmes:
  • M.Sc. Business Administration with one of the following majors: Accounting & Taxation, Corporate Development, Finance, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management
  • M.Sc. Economics
  • M.Sc. Information Systems
  • M.Sc. Health Economics
  • M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research
  • M.A. Political Science

as well as for the international Double Master's Programmes (DMP) in:

  • Business Administration - M.Sc. Business Administration
  • Economics - M.Sc. Economics
  • Health Economics and Management - M.Sc. Health Economics
  • European Studies - M.A. Political Science
  • Demography and Social Inequality - M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research

Please get familiar with our application and admissions procedure as well as with our revised and expanded FAQ section.

If you would like to apply for the Master in Economic Research, please read here how to apply.

  • For the DMP*: 15 May 2020
  • For all other master's programmes: 20. August 2020

All applicants who have not obtained their degree in Germany must additionally apply online and by post (not applicable due to corona) via uni-assist. You can only send your uni-assist application after you have paid the handling fee. Please do not wait for the University of Cologne to review your application; submit your uni-assist application as early as possible. Moreover, uni-assist recommends sending in your documents at least eight weeks before the deadline expires. This ensures that uni-assist can inform you in time if you need to submit missing or incorrect documents. The date of receipt applies.

  • When applying for a DMP, please choose Business Administration, Economics, Health Economics, Political Science* or Sociology and Social Research and apply via uni-assist until 30 April 2020 (date of receipt).
  • Applicants for the other master’s programmes apply via uni-assist until 20 August 2020 (date of receipt).

* For the DMP in European Studies you additionally need to apply at Maastricht University. Please pay attention to the additional application documents and the different application deadline of Maastricht University.

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