Selection procedure for the degree programmes in Human Medicine and Dentistry

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

in Human Medicine: 16 places in the winter semester
in Dentistry: 1 place in the summer semester and 1 place in the winter semester

Demand for these places is very high. In the last application process Ulm University received approx. 600 applications for Human Medicine and approx. 150 applications for Dentistry. Chances of obtaining a place in these programmes thus only exist if previous grades and the TestAS result are excellent.

Selection is based on the following criteria

1. The average grade of the university entrance qualification
2. The standard score of the Core Test and the module “Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences” obtained in the TestAS
3. The grade of the language certificate for university admission

German language certificate

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

  • 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)
  • telc Deutsch C 1 Hochschule
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom
  • 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.

Calculation of the selection grade is based on the following:

a) 50% on the average grade of the university entrance qualification, and

b) 50% on the result of the TestAS. The mean of the standard score earned in the Core Test and the standard score of the module “Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences” make up the grade according to the conversion table.

Scores expressed as grades are indicated to one decimal place; they are not rounded.

The grade calculated from a) and b) is raised by 0.3 if the language certificate for university admission, DSH-3, TestDaF 4 x 5, telc Deutsch C2 or the exam part “Deutsch/German” of the assessment test at a Studienkolleg shows the result “sehr gut/excellent”.

In case of equal ranks of selection grades, applicants who are recognised refugees and, in second place, applicants who have a scholarship from a German institution are preferentially considered. In case of continued equal ranks, the lot decides.

Application Information

  • Application address

    uni-assist e.V.
    11507 Berlin
    Germany

    For further information on application modalities go to www.uni-assist.de

  • Application deadline

    Winter semester 1 May - 15 July
    Summer semester 1 November – 15 January
    The application for admission including all supporting proof must have been received by uni-assist by (cut-off period) on:
    15 July for the winter semester (Human Medicine and Dentistry)
    15 January for the summer semster (Dentistry)
    It is not possible to submit missing documents after this application deadline.

  • Application documents

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

    1. University entrance qualification
    2. TestAS (Test for Academic Studies) with the module “Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences”
    3. Proof of German language competence
    4. APS certificate (original copy) for applicants from China, Mongolia, Vietnam

    Where documents are not in German or English, a certified translation into German or English is required.Proof 1 to 3 and the respective translations must be submitted to uni-assist as certified copies.


Conversion table

Conversion table according to § 9 (4 b) of the Satzung der Universität Ulm für die Zulassungen zu den Studiengängen Medizin und Zahnmedizin (Staatsexamen) nach dem hochschuleigenen Auswahlverfahren (statutes of Ulm University on admission to the degree programmes in Human Medicine and Dentistry (state examination) after an internal selection procedure).

TestAS standard scoreGrade acc. § 9 para. 4 b)
>=1251,0
1241,1
1231,1
1221,2
1211,3
1201,3
1191,4
1181,4
1171,5
1161,6
1151,6
1141,7
1131,7
1121,8
1111,9
1101,9
TestAS- standard scoreGrade acc. § 9 para. 4 b)
1092,0
1082,0
1072,1
1062,2
1052,2
1042,3
1032,3
1022,4
1012,5
1002,5
992,6
982,6
972,7
962,8
952,8
942,9
932,9
TestAS- standard scoreGrade acc. § 9 para. 4 b)
923,0
913,1
903,1
893,2
883,2
873,3
863,4
853,4
843,5
833,5
823,6
813,7
803,7
793,8
783,8
773,9
=<764,0