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Guest Account

Use this account if you are a guest at the University of Cologne over an extended period of time. You are eligible for a guest account if you are a member of one of the following groups:

  • Visiting scholars
  • Non-enrolled PhD students
  • Privatdozent_innen ('private lecturers') or lecturers without remuneration
  • External staff (from a company cooperating with an academic institution or another university, an affiliated institute, the General Student's Committee, or teaching hospitals)
  • Collaborators from affiliated chairs and institutions on a per-project basis
  • Appointed teaching staff from schools


Access to the internet and the advantages of the university network, such as the library databases, are at your disposal. You may also use the university’s computer labs.

Please note that you will have no access to external services that are verified through Shibboleth. These include, but are not limited to the software shop, sciebo, GigaMove, etc.


  1. Fill out the application form for a guest account (PDF, 163 KB).
  2. Have the application approved by a department (including their official stamp).
  3. Send the application form to the RRZK help desk – you will be sent your login credentials shortly afterwards.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk