On this page, you will find information for prospective students in the KISD Bachelor programme »Integrated Design«.

After your successful application at KISD, you will still need to complete several steps before your enrollment is finalized and you can start your studies at KISD. On this page, you find all the information you need as well as contact persons.

»Bewerber-AG« of KISD

The »Bewerber-AG« is taking care of the application procedure at KISD and supporting international and national applicants. If you have questions concerning the application procedure or your admission, please contact bewerber@kisd.de.

International Relations Officer

Since 2008 the International Relations Officer is the first contact point at KISD for international requests. Lisa Janßen coordinates the communication with partner universities and informs exchange students, guest lecturers, and KISD students, who plan to study abroad.

Lisa Janßen
International Relations Officer
Room 123
+49 221 8275 3655

Student and Guest Advisor
Angelica Salcines
Student and Guest Advisor
Room 121
+49 221 8275 3059
Department of International Affairs

If you have questions regarding the enrollment at TH Köln, please contact the Office of Student and Examination Services at Südstadt Campus via bewerbung@th-koeln.de.

International AG

Once you have started at KISD, you may always contact the International AG of KISD for further assistance. The International AG is a students working group at KISD that supports international students and works very closely with the International Coordinator. Throughout the semester, they organize different events for and together with the international students at KISD. On their blog on KISD Spaces, they provide advice concerning first steps in Cologne. Here you also get informed about current activities during the semester.

Visa information

Information about visa and residence permit for your studies in Germany can be found on TH Köln’s website: www.th-koeln.de/visa


Enrolling at TH Köln is only possible if you have submitted an application for admission through TH Köln’s campus management system (CaMS)and have been offered admission. You will receive your Letter of Admission through CaMS. It will provide information on the enrollment deadline and the documents required for your enrollment. As soon as you have received your Letter of Admission, you may start the online enrollment process in CaMS and upload your enrollment documents. Information on the payment of your semester fees is also provided during the online enrollment.

Find all details on the TH Köln website.

You can always get in touch with the colleagues from the Team International Degree-Seeking Students: https://www.th-koeln.de/en/international_office/department-of-international-affairs_77208.php

Health Insurance

In order to enroll at TH Köln, you will need health insurance for your studies in Germany. All information can be found here: www.th-koeln.de/health-insurance-for-internationals

Semester fees

For information about the regular semester fees which include a ticket (»MultiCa«) for public transport in Cologne and surroundings please check the website of TH Köln. After your personal enrollment you will receive your »MultiCa« card by post.


All Students enrolled at TH Köln receive a student ID card called »MultiCa«. It is a multifunctional smart card which gives you access to the university library, lockers, printers and copy machines.

New students enrolling at TH Köln are required to upload a photo for their student ID card as part of the online enrollment process and receive their MultiCa by mail free of charge.

When the MultiCa is validated, its chip is activated for the upcoming semester. Additionally, its validity is printed on the front side of the card. You can validate your card yourself at the following MultiCa station:

Südstadt Campus
Claudiusstraße 1, in the hallway in front of the Office of Student Services
Ubierring 48, in the entrance hall

On our freshmen-webside you will find information specific to the start at KISD, including campusID, KISDspaces, Wifi and information on the course selection.

Course Selection

Please check the course catalogue to get to know the projects and seminars that are offered at KISD, but also the events that are especially organized for you as B.A. »Integrated Design« students.

Welcome Meeting

In the beginning of the winter term, there will be a Welcome Meeting for all the freshmen of the BA programmes. The date is usually announced in the beginning of August via email by the Bewerber-AG.

Cologne Resources

At the beginning of October »Cologne Resources« project starts. This is an obligatory one-week project for all the freshmen students at KISD and new exchange students. You will get to know the resources of KISD and Cologne, and will have a chance to work in a small group with one of our professors. The subjects of these projects vary from professor to professor in his/her respective field of teaching. On Friday, you will have your first public presentation.

Information about accomodation in Cologne can be found on TH Köln’s website: https://www.th-koeln.de/en/international_office/accommodation_54136.php