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.
The allocation of places is based on a ranking list in which a maximum of 100 ranking points can be awarded:
Selection criteria of the additional aptitude quota (zusätzliche Eignungsquote; short: ZEQ)
SoSe2020 und WiSe 20/21 SoSe 2021 und WiSe 21/22
a. Waiting Time max. 45 ranking points a. Waiting Time max. 30 ranking points
b. TMS Standardwert max. 50 ranking points b. TMS Standardwert max. 60 ranking points
c. Vocational Training 2 ranking points c. Vocational Training 4 ranking points
d. Professional activities 1 ranking point d. Professional activities 2 ranking points
e. Service, Volunteer 1 ranking point e. Service, Volunteer 2 ranking points
f. Prizes 1 ranking point f. Prizes 2 ranking points
Auswahlverfahren der Hochschule Medizin und Zahnmedizin
a. Higher education entrance qualification max. 46 ranking points
b. TMS Standardwert max. 44 ranking points
c. Vocational Training 6 ranking points (für ein oder mehrere Nachweise)
d. Service, Volunteer 2 ranking points (für ein oder mehrere Nachweise)
e. Prizes 2 ranking points (für ein oder mehrere Nachweise)
The application for admission must be submitted to hochschulSTART.de
Application documents for consideration in the additional aptitude quota (ZEQ) and the higher education institutions' own selection procedures (AdH) must also be submitted to hochschulstart.de
Submission deadlines (submission to hochschulstart.de):
15 January for summer semesters,
15 July for winter semesters,
31 May if the higher education entrance qualification was obtained before 16 January (Altabiturienten).
Submission deadlines for supplementary documents (also to be submitted to hochschulstart.de):
21 January for summer semesters,
21 July for winter semesters, 15 June for Altabiturienten.
The selection thresholds of past procedures
are published at www.hochschulSTART.de.
Information on admission by lottery (Losverfahren)
Study orientation procedures
In order to begin your studies at a higher education institution in Baden-Württemberg you need to proof that you have participated in a study orientation procedure. Please provide your participation certificate when enrolling at Ulm University.
More on study orientation procedures here.