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Procedure descriptions

Applying to a University

The Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung allocates places of studies with a restricted admission nationwide (former ZVS courses of study) for all German universities. Apply directly to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung for such a place of study.

The following courses of study have restrictions on admission:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dentistry

Specific information on the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung’s offer for places of study (Studienplatzangebot der Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung) for the coming semester can be found on their website.

Tehre you can also find the application deadlines (Bewerbungsfristen) under the heading "Deadlines".

Responsible department

Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung



  • Higher education admission authorisation
  • If necessary, the fulfilment of special requirements

Note: Depending on the chosen course and the location of study, the requirements on the applicants can vary.


You normally apply to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung online via "AntOn" (Application Online). If you use the application online, your details will be checked for completeness and plausibility while you are filling them in. You cannot therefore forget any significant details or leave any fields blank. The data information system "DaISy" (Dateninformationssystem "DaISy") of the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung will also name the documents to be attached.

You will also receive an electronic confirmation immediately that your online application has been transmitted. The Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung will check your details .

As soon as your application has been processed by the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung, you will receive another electronic confirmation that the data transmitted online has been transferred into the calculation programme of the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung.

Please ask the portal for courses of study "" (Studienportal "") directly for information on the rules for allocating the courses of study ( Regeln bei der Studienvergabe) (selection quotas and the like).

You can observe the processing status of your application online with DaISy and also view, accept or reject offers for admission. Applicants, who cannot be selected in the first or second phase of the process, are informed accordingly via DaISy.

Finally, you will receive either a written notification of admission, which has details about the deadlines for accepting the place of study and registration (enrolment) at the institution of higher education or a written notification of rejection in which you get information on which ranking position you are according to the average grade and the waiting period and also details on the waiting list procedure.



Required documents

  • Certificate of the higher education entrance qualification (certified copy)
  • Dates of any periods of services already carried out (e.g. military service, community services, gap year to carry out voluntary work in the social or environmental sector)

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst released it on 29.08.2011. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.


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