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Apply for university admission for restricted places


The number of prospective students in Germany exceeds the number of available

Study places. Through central coordination in the Dialogue-Oriented Service Procedure (DoSV), University Start ensures that each applicant receives only one place and that all available study places are allocated.

University start provides comprehensive advice on questions about the allocation of study places.

If you are interested in a place in a restricted course of study, you must register at university start and participate in the dialogue-oriented service procedure.

The DoSV carries out the start of higher education on behalf of the universities. If a university participates in the process, you must register at the start of higher education, submit online applications via the portal and place them in a desired order. Applications will be forwarded to the universities, and you may need to submit further documents to the universities. Universities rank applicants on rankings. Depending on where you are on the leaderboard, you will receive an admission offer that you can accept. If you do not want to accept the offer yet, you can wait and see if you will receive an offer for your other applications.

Subordinated offers automatically withdraw from the proceedings. At the end of the procedure, you will then receive

for the best possible offer to date.

Contact the Foundation for Higher Education Admission (SfH).

  • You have a study permit (e.g. Abitur)
  • You meet the individual requirements (e.g. Abitur grade)

No documents need to be submitted at the start of university. Please check with the participating universities which documents you need to submit there.

For a winter semester, you must apply online by 15 July.

Apply online for a summer semester until January 15.

In the portal of Hochschulstart you will be informed whether some universities have set other dates here.

The application process lasts 3 to 6 months.

You may need to submit an application form to the university.

Online procedure possible: yes

Written form required: yes at some universities

Personal appearance: no

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