Registration and application
for local admission-restricted
courses of study

Clearing procedure 2
starts on 23.09.2017, and you can apply up till 28.09.2017 at 24:00.

In the clearing procedure free places are allocated by drawing lots. Even those potential applicants who have not yet applied can take part.

Please note that no new registration is needed, assuming of course you are already registered [more].

Maintenance work

From 03.10. 23:00 until estimated completion on 08.10. 24:00 maintenance work will be done. Unfortunately the application portal is not available during that time.

We appreciate your understanding.

External Link to Higher-Education Compass
hochschulstart > Data protection

Statement concerning the collection, handling and use of data

The "Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung - SfH" (Trust for admission to higher education) guarantees in accordance with the legal requirements the security of personal and other sensitive data of applicants.

Data transfer and recording for system internal and statistical purposes

When you use our web site your internet browser automatically sends data to our web server - this is technically necessary. This data consists of a time stamp of the access, URL of the referring site, the quantity of data sent, type of browser and its version, operating system, as well as your IP-address. This data is dealt with separatedly from other data that was entered as part of the usage of the site. It is not possible for us to relate this data to a particular person. This data will be analysed for statistical purposes and then deleted.


In order to make the use of our internet site more comfortable we make use of so-called "Cookies". With the help of these "Cookies" data can be stored on your computer when you visit our web site. Only so-called "Session-Cookies" are used, their storage period only lasts as long as the session or until you logout.

It is possible to restrict the cookie storage on your computer by changing the settings of your browser; we point out that this might lead to your not being able to use our web pages to the full extent.

In the special case of application for a course of study in medicine, veterinary, dentistry and pharmacy it won't be possible. The application for a place of study with a local admission restriction in the dialogue-oriented service procedure is not affected, as it doesn't use cookies.

Use of Piwik

This web site uses Piwik, an Open-Source-Software for extended statistical analysis of the visitor accesses. Piwik also uses a so-called "Session-Cookie", that allows the analysis of the usage of the web site.

The information about your usage of the web site is contained in the cookie and will be stored in the server system of the SfH or as the case may be in the system of its computer-service within Germany. The IP-address will be anonymised after the processing and before it is stored. You can prohibit the use of Piwik for your visit to our web site by using the following setting.

This setting does not affect your possibility of making an application for a place of study in any way.

Switching Piwik off

Purpose of collecting, processing and usage of the data

The applicant acknowledges that all personal data including the papers (after this "data" for short), that the applicant submits during the registration and application process in the application portal of, will be used by the SfH in connection with the application. The handling includes storage, evaluation, classification and distribution of the data. The applicant acknowledges further that the contact details are collected and can be processed and used especially if this is necessary for the allocation of a place of study at a higher education institution.

Special types of personal data (e.g. ethnical origin, health data and religious or political opinions) will not be specifically asked for. If the applicants voluntarily provide the SfH some special types of personal particulars, then this data will be treated in the same way as described in this document.

Data storage

The applicant's data is stored either in the server system of the SfH or in the systems of the service providers instructed by the SfH within Germany. The data is deleted after the necessary periods of retention (one year after the technical closure of the allocation procedure, in the case of the deferment of an admission or an admission offer due to a period of service then it is five years). Within these deadlines applicants can re-use their user account and data for a new application.

Access to the data

Only the persons within the SfH, for whom it is necessary in order to allocate places of study, have access to the stored data. The applicant's data is sent to the relevant higher education institution, but only as far as this is necessary for the allocation of a place of study at this institution. In this case access is also granted to the persons, at the relevant institution, dealing with the allocation of places. Furthermore access is granted to selected employees of the service providers of the SfH in the framework of their service for the SfH and where this service cannot be carried out without accessing applicant data.

Data requests, maintenance and deletion

The applicants have the right to request, free of charge, to view their personal data held by the SfH. In addition the applicants have the right to request the blocking or the deletion of their data at any time. In this case their data stored by the SfH will be deleted or blocked for further use until the end of the retention period and then deleted. The applicants have the right to have corrections done to their data at any time.

For the deletion or blocking of personal data a signed written letter of request must be send to the postal address of the SfH.

Data distribution to other public bodies

The personal data stored in the server system of the SfH can, on the grounds of requests of the European Union, the German Federal government, the state government as well as the courts, be passed on by the SfH as long as the interest has a factual and legal basis.


Participation in the process for the allocation of places of study is not possible if the preceding declaration is not acknowledged.


For questions, suggestions and comments about the subject of data security please contact the SfH's data protection inspector under datenschutz(at)

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