Physical aptitude test


The two dates for the aptitude test have been set:

· 26.-28.05.2021
(only for students who are already conditionally enrolled at DSHS Cologne at this time)

· 17.-24.07.2021
(for all applicants) Depending on the number of applications and any applicable corona protection regulations, individual days may be omitted.

Students who are already conditionally enrolled at the DSHS (either since winter semester 2020/21 or in the upcoming summer semester 2021) may participate in both dates.

For prospective students who are not enrolled at the DSHS, only the second date is available.

The conditional enrolment remains valid (also for first-year students of the winter semester 2020/21); this means that the aptitude test must be passed in any case. If proof of the aptitude test is not provided by 30.09.2021, re-registration for the next semester in the winter semester 2021/2022 is not possible. In this case, credits already achieved in the winter semester 2020/2021 or summer semester 2021 will be retained and may be credited in case of re-registration.

The registration deadline for both dates is 30.04.2021.

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Prospective students of the Bachelor´s degrees and the teacher training programme have to complete a physical aptitude test to demonstrate their particular applicability for studies in sport science.

The test itself acts as an assessment of various motor functions and is valid for 3 years. Usually, the test takes place twice a year. The first date is scheduled for early to mid February, the second soon after Pentecost.

To apply please follow the link in the right column. Please note that the application has to be submitted online. The signed application form and other relevant documents have to be sent on time by mail to the Examination Office of the GSU. Only applicants who have their school leaving certificate / high school diploma or who are in year 11 or 12 at school can apply. A doctor‘s certificate stating that the applicant is healthy and proof of the bank transfer of the application fee must also be included.



For the Physical Aptitude Test 20 individual performances must be completed. The minimum acceptable performance level to be achieved is fixed for every individual performance. If 19 of the 20 individual performance levels are reached, the test is considered to be passed. Hereby, the endurance performance must be achieved in the stipulated time. Should the second performance requirement on the day of the test not be achieved, the applicant is considered to have failed the test. In this case the applicant is required to discontinue the test. This does not apply to high performance athletes, disabled applicants etc.  For further information please note the requirements of the test in the right column.

Language of instruction

Please note that the physical aptitude test requires a basic understanding of the German language. Instructions and important information will be given in German. 

Important Note

The physical aptitude test planned for February 2021 has been cancelled.

Instead, two alternative dates have been set:

· 26.-28.05.2021
(only for students who are already conditionally enrolled at DSHS Cologne at this time)

· 17.-24.07.2021
(for all applicants)

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