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FAQ – Academic Registry

I’ve noticed that I entered the wrong proof of eligibility for university. Can I correct this?

I’ve noticed that I entered the wrong proof of eligibility for university. Can I correct this?

Unfortunately, this isn’t possible. While we are processing your application, we check your details and amend them (if necessary).

Why isn’t my secondary education certificate valid?

Why isn’t my secondary education certificate valid?

There are binding statutory regulations specifying which secondary education certificates qualify you to study for a degree at a Bavarian university of applied sciences. Frequently, these (leaving) certificates are only valid for the federal state in which they were issued. You can easily check a certificate’s validity by its stamp. If you are unsure, you can always ask your school (e.g. main office).

What are the consequences if I can only present my certificate later?

What are the consequences if I can only present my certificate later?

The procedure you follow is not adversely affected in any way.

What is the deadline for submitting my certificate?

What is the deadline for submitting my certificate?

For Winter Semester 2021/22, the deadline is 31 July.

What is meant by “university entrance qualification” (the German term “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung”, abbreviated to “HZB”)?

What is meant by “university entrance qualification” (the German term “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung”, abbreviated to “HZB”)?

This generally refers to the leaving certificate gained at the age of around 18+ years from a secondary school, technical school or vocational school, or a comparable certificate.

Where can I find out what stage of the process my application has reached?

Where can I find out what stage of the process my application has reached?

You can check if any documentation is missing and the progress of your application whenever you like in the Applications Portal. You will always receive an email from us notifying you when your application moves on to the next stage during the admissions and place allocation processes.

My status has changed – what does that mean?

My status has changed – what does that mean?

This means that your application has been processed, and the status indicates whether it can go forward (“valid”) or not (“on hold”).

When will I learn whether I have secured a place?

When will I learn whether I have secured a place?

For the degree programmes with capped numbers, offers of places will be posted on hochschulstart.dein early August. For unrestricted degree programmes, you will simply be offered a place online as soon as your application documents have been processed (as long as all the required evidence has been submitted).

You have changed my average grade. Why?

You have changed my average grade. Why?

The value you entered didn’t correspond with the statutory regulations and had to be modified.

If my grades don’t meet the cut-off point for a restricted-entry degree programme, is there a waiting list?

If my grades don’t meet the cut-off point for a restricted-entry degree programme, is there a waiting list?

When places are offered for restricted-entry degree programmes via hochschulstart.de those available at our university are offered throughout Germany. When a place is accepted, the next person on the list generally follows, other than in a conventional “clearing” process.

What was the cut-off grade in the last round of applications?

What was the cut-off grade in the last round of applications?

You can find a list of the cut-off grades here. Please note that these values cannot be carried over / assumed for this year. The list only provides information about last year.

What are my chances of getting a place?

What are my chances of getting a place?

Unfortunately, we really can’t say, as we have no influence over the acceptance of offers via hochschulstart.de.  For the free-access degree programmes (as long as we have all the documentation required), you will receive an offer irrespective of your average grade.

Under which circumstances can I apply for hardship to be taken into account? What is the procedure?

Under which circumstances can I apply for hardship to be taken into account? What is the procedure?

The criteria are very strict and only apply if not being admitted would cause you exceptional hardship. Please append any relevant documentation to your application (e.g. medical evidence or reports), bearing in mind that financial circumstances do not constitute grounds for immediate study.

What are semesters in waiting?

What are semesters in waiting?

Semesters in waiting are the half-years spent between completing school and commencing a degree programme in Germany. However, semesters in waiting do not (as frequently misassumed) boost your average grade on your certificate, but represent an additional selection criterion (10 % of the available places).

I have forgotten my user ID (user name and password) for the Applications Portal. What can I do?

I have forgotten my user ID (user name and password) for the Applications Portal. What can I do?

Your registration email contains all the info you need. Alternatively, you can request a new password on the homepage of the applications portal (top-right – “Forgotten password?”).  Unfortunately, we cannot remind you of your old password.

Has my application gone through?

Has my application gone through?

You can see this according to the change in status. If crucial documents are missing, impeding your application, the status will change from “received” to “on hold”. Once we receive all the necessary documents, the status will change to “valid”. If everything is in place from the start, the status will change straight from “received” to “valid”.

Please bear in mind that it isn’t possible for us to manually check for you due to the high volume of applications, so we kindly ask that you refrain from such enquiries.

Suggestion: If you send your documents to us with recorded delivery, you will get proof that the university has received them.

I already applied to the university last year. Do you still have my documents on file, or do I need to resubmit them?

I already applied to the university last year. Do you still have my documents on file, or do I need to resubmit them?

We do not keep previous dossiers, so please submit a fresh application.

Should I already submit my other documents, even if my school leaving certificate isn’t available yet?

Should I already submit my other documents, even if my school leaving certificate isn’t available yet?

To be included in the admissions and place allocation procedures, we must receive your application no later than 31 July. ABI or FOS/BOS certificates can be submitted later under certain circumstances. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact Academic Registry. 

Is my application dossier complete?

Is my application dossier complete?

You can tell if any documents are missing – and how this affects your application – in the Applications Portal. If no missing documents are flagged up there, this means that your application dossier is complete and that you will be included in the place allocation procedure (“valid”).