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.

Selection criteria at Ulm University

Additional aptitude quota (zusätzliche Eignungsquote; short: ZEQ)

  • Test for medical study programmes TMS
  • Waiting time (Wartezeit)
  • Relevant experience:
    Completed vocational training or work experience in a recognised medical/dental occupation requiring formal training that gives insight into the applicant's subject-specific aptitude; special pre-qualifications, practical experience, in particular voluntary services or extracurricular activities and qualifications (prizes, honorary positions) that give insight into the applicant's subject-specific aptitude.

The higher education institutions' own selection procedure (Auswahlverfahren der Hochschulen; short: AdH)

  • Grade of the higher education entrance qualification (percentile rank)
  • Test for medical study programmes TMS
  • Relevant experience, see additional aptitude quota (ZEQ)

Selection procedure

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)

Application

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

Current application periods for winter semester 2020/21 can be found on 03rd June on hochschulSTART.de

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.

Contact

  • Bärbel Götz-Waniek
  • Zentrale Studienberatung
  • Universität Ulm
  • 89069 Ulm
  • Telefon: +49 (0)731/50-24444
  • Telefax: +49 (0)731/50-22074