Higher semesters bachelor’s programmes

Bachelor’s programmes with restricted and unrestricted admission

The bachelor’s programmes Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Medicine, Economics, Psychology and Teaching Biology at German grammar schools (Gymnasium) have restricted admission for higher semesters also.

The bachelor’s programmes Chemistry, Chemistry and Management, Chemical Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Communications and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematical Biometry, Media Informatics, Mathematics and Management and Physics, Physics and Management, Software Engineering have no restrictions on admission.

Those who change degree programmes in the 3rd or a higher semester at a German higher education institution must provide a consultation attestation signed by a course advisor at the time of enrolment. You can find the course advisor consultation attestation form and FAQs on changing programmes in a higher semester here.

Selection criteria

Vacant places in bachelor’s programmes with restricted admission are given to applicants with respective level of education and study times in accordance with the semester they apply for. The allocation of places is carried out in the following order:

  1. waitlist successors - applicants with admission in the first semester of the programme at Ulm University in which they apply for the higher semester at Ulm University;
  2. applicants switching universities/resuming studies - applicants with admission at a German or other higher education institution in one of the EU Member States in the study programme in which they apply for the higher semester at Ulm University;
  3. lateral entrants - other applicants.

In the case of equal scores among these groups, priority is given to those with the highest number of credit points / study achievements in the programme. Next deciding factor is the overall grade in the higher education entrance qualification. If the scores are still even, the decision is made by lottery.

Application options summer semester

Study programmeDegreeSemester
BiochemistryBachelor2, 4, 6
Biology Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Biology Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
2, 4
Chemistry Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Chemistry Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
2, 4
Chemical Engineering Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Computational Science and Engineering Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Electrical Engineering Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Human Medicine State examination (Staatsexamen) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Computer Science Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Computer Science Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
2, 4
Communications and Computer Engineering Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mathematics Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mathematics Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
2, 4
Mathematical Biometry Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Media Informatics Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Molecular Medicine Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Science and Technology Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium) 2, 4
Physics Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Physics Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
2, 4
Psychology Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Software Engineering Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Chemistry and Management Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Mathematics and Management Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Physics and Management Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Management and Economics Bachelor 2, 4, 6
Management and Economics Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium) 2, 4
Dentistry State examination (Staatsexamen) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
In German-taught master’s programmes you are free to apply for any semester.

Application options winter semester

Study programmeDegreeSemester
BiochemistryBachelor3, 5
Biology Bachelor 3, 5
Biology Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
3
Chemistry Bachelor 3, 5
Chemistry Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
3
Chemical Engineering Bachelor 3, 5
Computational Science and Engineering Bachelor 3, 5
Electrical Engineering Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Human Medicine State examination (Staatsexamen) 3, 5, 7, 9
Computer Science Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Computer Science Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
3
Communications and Computer Engineering Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mathematics Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mathematics Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
3
Mathematical Biometry Bachelor 3, 5
Media Informatics Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Molecular Medicine Bachelor 3, 5
Science and Technology Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium) 3
Physics Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Physics Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium)
3
Psychology Bachelor 3, 5
Software Engineering Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Chemistry and Management Bachelor 3, 5
Mathematics and Management Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Physics and Management Bachelor 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Management and Economics Bachelor 3, 5
Management and Economics Teaching at German grammar schools (Gymnasium) 3
Dentistry State examination (Staatsexamen) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Important information

Please note:

  • If you don't verify your status sufficiently with a certificate of enrolment and/or a letter of admission, you are automatically assigned the status of a lateral entrant.
  • It is not possible to simultaneously enrol in the same degree programme at more than one university.
  • Those who definitively did not pass an exam in the degree programme they apply for or in a related programme and/or have definitively lost the right to examination are not eligible to partake in the allocation procedure.
  • The application documents (no originals please!) become property of Ulm University and will not be returned. Candidates who reapply must resubmit the complete documentation; it is not possible to refer to documents on file at Ulm University.
  • Incomplete applications get rejected.
  • Letters of admission are sent out at least two weeks before the beginning of the semester.
  • Participation in courses is only possible in accordance with the current study regulations of Ulm University and the level of education as stated in the letter of admission.
  • If you commence your studies after the official start of the lecture period, delays in the study progress are to be expected. Admission to certain courses might be closed by then.

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