Selection procedure for the degree programme in Dentistry

In Dentistry, 5 % of available places at German universities are allocated to foreign applicants. Ulm University reserves the following number of places for foreign applicants:

3 places in the winter semester

Demand for these places is very high. In the last application process Ulm University received approx. 100 applications for Dentistry. Chances of obtaining a place in this programme thus only exist if previous grades are excellent.

Selection is based on the following criteria

The average grade of the university entrance qualification

German language certificate

The proof of language competence needs to be submitted by the (application) deadline. Ulm University accepts only the following language certificates:

  • German-taught university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Matura, Reifezeugnis, etc.)
  • German-taught study programme with at least 50% German as the language of instruction
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang DSH 2 or DSH 3
  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache – TestDaF, with level 4 in all four parts of the TestDaF examination
  • A pass in the test section Deutsch/German of the higher education entrance assessment exam at a Studienkolleg (institution that prepares students to study at university level)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (German Language Certificate of the Education Ministers Conference) –DSD II (level 2)
  • Österreichisches Sprachdiplom C2 - ÖSD C2
  • telc Deutsch C 1 Hochschule
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • German as Language A in the IB Diploma
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung II of the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut München
  • German language certificates recognised through bilateral agreements or other agreements made by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) as sufficient for pursuing university level.

Application Information

uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin

For further information on application modalities go to

Winter semester 1 May - 15 July
The application for admission including all supporting proof must have been received by uni-assist by (cut-off period) on: 15 July
It is not possible to submit missing documents after this application deadline.

The application for admission must be supported by the following documents:

  1. University entrance qualification
  2. Proof of German language competence
  3. APS certificate for applicants from China, India or Vietnam


Where documents are not in German or English, a certified translation into German or English is required. Proofs and the respective translations must be submitted online to uni-assist.