About Technische Hochschule Köln

Technische Hochschule Köln (TH Köln) is the largest public university for applied sciences in Germany. More than 27,000 students, including 4,000 international students, work together in an inspiring learning and research environment. We offer Bachelor's and Master's programs in the fields of Applied Natural Sciences, Architecture and Construction, Information and Communication, Computer Science, Engineering, Culture, Society and Social Sciences as well as Business Studies. To ensure that students get off to a good start, we offer a wide range of mentoring programs. It is becoming increasingly rare for students at TH Köln to have classical lectures. Rather, the aim is for students to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies both on their own and in teams in project-oriented teaching and learning formats. Around 80 percent of our students develop their projects and final theses in cooperation with companies. The diversity of our subject areas opens up numerous opportunities to work together in an interdisciplinary manner. If you would like to receive further information on TH Köln, our study programs and how to apply please contact us via

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Our 42 Bachelor’s programs will lead you to your first university degree within six to seven semesters, qualifying you for a career in your desired profession. Each program is characterized by its hands-on approach, which we ensure through our focus on project-based teaching and mandatory internships throughout your studies. At TH Köln, you can obtain the following internationally recognized degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B. A.), Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.), Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL. B.).



Our 51 Master’s programs will enable you to specialize in your academic discipline. Building on skills you acquired in your undergraduate studies, you will gain advanced knowledge within three or four semesters, making you an expert in your field. Our Master’s programs offer a strong research orientation as well as a hands-on approach, which we ensure through project-based teaching and internships. In order to keep pace with the globalized job market, several of our Master’s programs are taught in English. At TH Köln, you can obtain the following internationally recognized degrees: Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.).


Doctoral Research

TH Köln aims at supporting and promoting young scientific talents. Currently, more than 190 doctoral candidates are researching at TH Köln. Even though TH Köln is not permitted to confer doctoral degrees itself in compliance with the North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act, we explicitly welcome and support doctorate projects carried out in cooperation with universities. This means a doctoral researcher is jointly supervised by a professor at TH Köln and a professor at a university. Prerequisite for a successful application is a postgraduate degree (Master’s degree or equivalent).



“I have acquired a wide range of technical knowledge and helpful relevant skills. This can be seen as the comprehensive foundation which will enable me to pursue my desired career.”

Thi Thuy Hong Do, Vietnam, 2018 

“The atmosphere was highly multicultural and collegial. Professors and employees were very helpful and had always an open mind for questions and opinions.”

Florian Roth, Germany, 2018 

“The practice-oriented based learning allowed me to develop my capacity of critical thinking and a solution-oriented approach that integrates the interrelation between ecological, economic and social aspects.” 

Maria Andrea Fernandez Bastos, Colombia, 2017 

“I had the privilege to meet many interesting acquaintances from diverse backgrounds, both professionally and culturally, and some of them have become true friendships.”

Sze Yie Chan, Malaysia, 2017 

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to study at an institute where you are encouraged to develop practical, creative and applied solutions towards complex issues in a multi-cultural environment.”

Luis Antonio Esquivel Bustamante, Costa Rica, 2016 

“I really liked the international atmosphere and to work in small groups and classes with people from many different professional and cultural backgrounds.”

Maren Krätzschmar, Germany, 2016