Allocation of study places
From the summer semester 2020 on, the allocation of study places in Medicine and Dentistry is subject to new nationwide regulations. Reason for the reorganisation of the admission procedure is the ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) of 19 December 2017. The new procedure is effective until and including WS 2021/22.
Furthermore, up to two tenths of available study places are to be reserved in the selection procedure for priority quotas (foreign nationals from non-EU countries, cases of hardship, second degree applicants, special public need, etc.)
After deduction of the priority quotas (Vorabquoten), places will be allocated in three reorganised main quotas:
30% for top performersin the Abitur (general higher education entrance qualification)
The quota for top performers in the Abitur (Abiturbestenquote) will be increased from 20 to 30 percent.
A percentile ranking procedure and state quotas (Landesquoten) are used in order to balance out the varying degrees of difficulty of the Abitur in the different states.
10% additional aptitude quota (zusätzliche Eignungsquote; short: ZEQ)
In the new additional aptitude quota, 10 percent of the study places allocated based on school grade-independent criteria.
For a transitional period of two years, the waiting time (Wartezeit) is taken into account in this quota and will then be discontinued as a criterion. Thereafter, there will be no admission based on waiting times.
60% for the higher education institutions' own selection procedures (Auswahlverfahren der Hochschulen; short: AdH)
The higher education institutions' own selection procedures will remain at the current level of 60 percent.
The higher education institutions allocate study places on the basis of both school grade-dependent and school grade-independent criteria.