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 > Applicants > Registration and application


What to watch out for when registering:

After you have discovered that the higher education institution of your choice offers courses also of your choice, it is still necessary to use the dialogue-oriented service procedure registration with the application portal of This is done as follows:

You register in the application portal of This does not cost anything. Please note that after this registration no further registration is needed for any subsequent procedures.

In order to sucessfully complete your registration, activate your user account so that you can use your applicant ID and password to log in for later sessions. The activation link will be sent, at the time of registration, as e-mail to the e-mail address provided. Please note that this activation link is only valid for 72 hours after registering with After this point the link can no longer be used, also the activation link can only be used once. If the deadline is not met you can be sent a new activation link. In that case please make contact with

If you wish to apply, as well, parallel for a course of study in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary or dentistry then you have to register, with new self-defined access data, with the application portal of AntOn (application for medicine, pharmacy, veterinary or dentistry). Information for the application for these course of study which have a nation-wide admission restriction (numerus claususyou will find on our website here.

Video about registration

These videos provide further information about registration as well as other related subjects concerning application for a place at a higher education institution. We regret that the videos are only available in German.


What you have to observe in applying:

After successful registration you are issued with an applicant ID and a so-called BAN (this is an authentification number "Bewerber-Authentifizierungs-Nummer").

You can then, depending on the stipulations of the higher education institution, apply under the application portal of the  higher education institution (decentral application) or under the application portal of (central application).

If it is necessary send your papers in due time to the individual higher education institutions. Don't send any papers to

You can view the status of your application in the application portal of You should check your application at regular intervals. On receipt of a decentral application you will be sent an e-mail. Any other status changes in your application will also be communicated by e-mail.

What does a possible application look like?

Four examples of applications under the dialogue-oriented service procedure are explained in details.

Wappen Baden-Württemberg Wappen Bayern Wappen Berlin Wappen Brandenburg Wappen Bremen Wappen Hamburg Wappen Hessen Wappen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Wappen Niedersachsen Wappen Nordrhein-Westfalen Wappen Rheinland-Pfalz Wappen Saarland Wappen Sachsen Wappen Sachsen-Anhalt Wappen Schleswig-Holstein Wappen Thüringen

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