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Application

CIH is open to students with B.A. degrees from a broad range of disciplines in the humanities. Program languages are English, German, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. At the time of application, you need to proof know­ledge at the level C1 in English and one Slavic standard language (e.g. Russian, Polish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Slovak, Croatian), the language will normally be the language of the University at which you will spend the semester abroad. In the “standard track” you will have reached a level of B2 by the time at which you will begin the semester abroad. In the “free track” you need to prove a knowledge at the level of B2 of the language of each host university at the time of registration at the host university. Some CIH Seminars are conducted as multi-lingual seminars, i.e. each participant can express his ideas in the language of his choice. Essays and exams can be written in English or in the language of the university at which they are submitted. Students with a good knowledge of German will still be able to chose from courses offered in German.

You can proof your knowledge of English on the level C1 with a certificate issued by IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge English, or by the official language centre of your university. If you do not have a certificate but  evidence that you know English on the level at C1, please submit evidence for a knowledge on the level of B2, and 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 a winter semester and until January 15 for a summer semester.

Applicants with a BA earned from a German university and applicants who have already gained 20 or more CP in a related M.A. program can apply via:
https://klips2.uni-koeln.de

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.

Applicants with a BA earned from a university outside of Germany apply via:https://www.uni-assist.de

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

http://phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/master_bewerbungsverfahren.html

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.

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.