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„I ty, chłopie, jeslić się tak dziewice chciało,
Mogłeś do Kolna jechać: tam ich jest niemało.”
(Jan Kochanowski)

CIH will be offered entirely in English beginning from Oct. 1, 2018. Students with a good knowledge of German will still be able to chose from courses offered in German.

The language requirement for applicants for the winter semester 2018/19 have changed. Students who apply to CIH will need to prove one Slavic language on the level of B1 (we apologies if KLIPS2 shows a different level, please ignore it) and English on the level C1 (IELTS, TOEFL, or a certificate issued by the language centre of your university). If you do not have a certificate but  evidence that you know English on the level at C1 you can take a free test after your arrival. Please contact the admission office, Ms Sylvia Strick, for more information.

You can apply annually until July 15 for the winter semester (beginning in October).

Applicants with a BA earned from a German university can apply via:

Applicants with a BA earned from a university outside of Germany apply via:

You can contact the Master Admission Office:
Sylvia Strick M.A., Dr. Barbara Court, Dr. Martin Traine

The University of Cologne will pay the application fees if you are have EU citizenship or if you have gained a German B.A. degree. Please inform us if you apply via uni-assist so that we can assist you if necessary. We will try to cover the uni-assist fee where ever possible.

Please contact us if you are already enrolled in a M.A. program. We might be able to acknowledged CPs earned in your M.A. program.

All CIH students who have applied via the UoC participate in the competition for DAAD grants for a semester in Warsaw, Moscow or Belgrade. They are also eligible for all Erasmus exchange grants offered by the Slavic Institute. For further information please visit our page on funding opportunities.

Please feel free to contact us with all questions.