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Admission criteria and registration

Below you will find all the information you need before applying for a place in one of our daycare facilities. If the criteria fits your situation, you can use our online portal ‘SPAtz’ to apply for a spot for your child.

Admission criteria
Requirements for a place in one of our daycare centres
Admission criteria

Admission criteria
Requirements for a place in one of our daycare centres
Admission criteria

The following points will be considered by the daycare management team. The Cologne StudierendenWerk will make the final decision as to whether a new child is admitted if:

  1. Both parents study at a university which is supported by the Cologne StudierendenWerk (the current certificate of study must be enclosed with the registration form).
     
  2. One parent studies, one parent is employed (in this case the care costs will be shared with the Cologne Youth Welfare office)
     
  3. Mother/ Father studies and is a single parent living alone with a child (and not in a shared household)
     
  4. First degree studies - including Master's postgraduate studies after a completed Bachelor's program
     
  5. Doctoral studies (there must be a connection to the first degree program in terms of content). Proof of the subject and status of the work, certified by the doctoral supervisor, must be submitted - work cannot be linked to employment as a research assistant at the university)
     
  6. Ranking on the waiting list
     
  7. Siblings already in daycare (points are given from 1 to 4)

SPAtz
Registration Portal
SPAtz

SPAtz
Registration Portal
SPAtz

Registration for all daycare centres of the Cologne Werk (Uni-Kids, Campus-Zwerge, Stoppersöckchen and Purzelbaum) are recorded and processed online exclusively via this system. The daycare center online application procedure offers you the opportunity to register your child for the waiting list of one or more of our daycare centres.

Please note that your registration does not yet guarantee a claim to a placement in a particular institution.

Places for the coming kindergarten year (starting August 1) will be allocated by April of the same year at the latest. When the childcare contract is signed, the information will be checked for any changes. Please read about our admission criteria before you put your child on the waiting list.

Please be sure to provide a valid e-mail address so that we can keep you informed about the status of your registration.

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