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Important information for the start of studies

On this site you will find important information for the begin of studies, that should facilitate your start. Please read them carefully and follow the guidelines.

Your S-Mail Account

A few days after enrolment, you will receive a PIN to activate your student account at the University of Cologne's regional computing center by e-mail to the e-mail address stored in the application portal. You will need this account, among other things, when you register for the modules, i.e. activation of the account is essential. If no PIN is sent to you or if technical difficulties occur, the regional computing center will support you. For inquiries please use the contact form at General information of the regional computing center about the student account can be found [here].

Timely registration for the modules

The  registration for the modules takes place via KLIPS 2.0. Modules have to be chosen during the second application phase (September 02, 2021 - September 23, 2021). For further information see For general information about your course of study see

Tutorial programme

The student council organises a tutorial programme for Master's students to help you find your way around your studies in Cologne. You can find more information at The page will be updated before the start of the term and may also contain the dial-in link if the courses cannot take place in presence.

Introductory meeting

will be announced soon