How to obtain a letter of recommendation?

In order to qualify for a letter of recommendation, you need to fulfill the following criteria: You have successfully completed at our Department either the Bachelor Profilgruppe or a Hauptseminar (advanced course).

For the letter of recommendation, please send the following information to scmms-office(at) (at least 3 weeks before any application deadline):

  • Short cover letter explaining the purpose of the letter of recommendation (Scholarship, Exchange Studies, Master Application, etc.)
  • Up to date transcript of grades
  • CV
  • further information, e.g. Ranking from the Examination Office etc.

What is the procedure for writing a Master / Bachelor Thesis at the SCM&MS?

We have summarized detailed information on Master and Bachelor Theses under Teaching/Thesis.

How can a student transfer credit points for courses taken abroad?

In some cases it is possible to transfer the credit points for courses you have taken abroad. For further information please contact the Wiso-Anrechnungszentrum.

Where can I find more information on think-cell?

Using think-cell, professional charts such as Waterfalls, Mekkos and Gantts can be created within a few minutes, and automatically updated directly from linked Excel data. The agenda-building capability is similarly automated – creating and maintaining a complete agenda in PowerPoint functions in the same manner as a table of contents in a good word processor. The Excel add-in enables consistently rounded cell numbers across both complex calculations and multiple work sheets. For more information on think-cell’s capabilities visit

think-cell can be used free of charge at the University of Cologne. For more information, please see here or contact the RRZK of the UoC.