Important information for master´s study programmes

Data protocol master’s programmes

The data protocol is a summary of the data you entered in your online application. When you submit your application you are prompted to print the protocol.

Alternatively, you can print the data protocol attached to the confirmation e-mail that you receive after submitting your online application.

The data protocol must be received by Ulm University together with all other application documents by the cut-off-date at the latest.


If you fail to provide the data protocol, you risk being excluded from the allocation procedure. 

Application cut-off date for master’s programmes with restricted admission

If the last day of the application period falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a public holiday, the application period still ends on this exact day as regulated in § 31 para. 3 of the Federal State Administrative Procedure Act Baden-Württemberg (Landesverwaltungsverfahrensgesetz).

This regulation applies to all cut-off dates in relation to admission.

Applications (including supporting documents) that are received by the University the day after the cut-off date will be rejected.

Important information for applicants

  • Certificates in other languages than German or English must be accompanied by certified translations into German or English.
  • The application documents become property of Ulm University and will not be returned. Therefore, please do not send originals. Candidates who reapply must resubmit their application online and resend the complete application including supporting documents by regular mail; it is not possible to refer to documents on file at Ulm University.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Claims of hardship in master’s programmes with restricted admission

5% of all available places (one place minimum) in master’s programmes with restricted admission are reserved for cases of exceptional hardship.

Exceptional hardship is assumed particularly in cases where it is absolutely necessary for the applicant to begin their studies without delay due to health reasons or equally serious circumstances. Applicants who depend on Ulm as place of study due to exceptional family, social or economic circumstances can claim hardship as well.

Please note:

  • the claim of hardship is to be made in the course of the online application;  

  • after submitting your online application you need to hand in an explanatory statement including copies of supporting documents by the application cut-off date;

  • we do not conduct preliminary checks of reasons of hardship.

Applicants whose claims of hardship are accepted take part in the selection procedure in accordance with the respective statute. Those who do not get admitted in the course of the selection procedure will be ranked according to criteria of hardship.