International Applicants

International Applicants

Information on how to register at the RFH can be found under "Studies" > "Registration/Application".

For special information and inquiries about studying at the RFH Cologne, please contact the university advisory service (Studienberatung). They are available for the following requests:

  • Support in vocational orientation
  • Clarification of general questions regarding study opportunities
  • Assistance with study planning and design
  • Information regarding the requirements of the respective degree program
  • Contact for students with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses
  • Support when considering a university transfer to the RFH
  • Advice on additional qualifications and job descriptions
  • Clarification of general questions regarding the application process
  • Submission of application documents

China Office

China is an important partner for Germany and vice versa. More and more Chinese students are coming to Germany for a Bachelor's or Master's degree, or a Doctorate in order to acquire important intercultural skills and increase their chances of finding a good job.

The University of Applied Sciences Cologne (RFH), in cooperation with FreudeSprache International (FSI language school) GmbH, has been offering Chinese applicants a "Preparation School" for at least one semester in preparation for a Bachelor's degree program since the summer semester in 2018. The RFH is responsible for the specialized courses and prepares the students in different subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Economics. The FSI language school is responsible for teaching the German language and culture. It also advises on topics such as visa and APS procedures, study preparation, university entrance examination, acquisition and proof of German language skills.
During the "Preparation School", students are professionally supervised by qualified Chinese teachers.
Since the Chinese Matura, or High School degree, is not recognised as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany, Chinese applicants must take an assessment test or an entrance examination at the end of the "Preparation School" in order to begin a Bachelor's program.

The FSI language school has been a telc examination center since September 2017. Students can take the telc language exams for A1-C1 on site.

Chinese applicants are accommodated in shared flats and receive extensive support from the language school and university.
Preparation School "During the "Preparation School" students are prepared and professionally supervised by qualified Chinese teachers who have studied the German language and literature, as well as by German teachers." For a description of and registration for the prep courses, please click here.

Ms. He, email:

Telephone: 0211 4160 9810
中国办事处:何校长 总负责人

德国办事处: Wortmann女士

联系电话: + 49 211 4160 9810