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Questions and answers: information for prospective students

Student counselling

The information on this page refers only to the special circumstances of the current application year. If you have general questions, please refer to General Student Counselling’s FAQ page.

Can I still get a student counselling appointment?

General student counselling is still available – only the on-site consultation without an appointment remains suspended. Consultations (alone or with an accompanying person) with prior appointment are again possible. You can contact us by e-mail, phone or Skype. More specialised offices (departmental student counselling, advisory service for our teaching programme, Studentenwerk) can also be contacted to a limited extent.

How can I find out remotely about the current range of courses?

Our range of courses    is always online. The courses descriptions include also the current admission restrictions (numerus clausus or open admission) and admission requirements for winter semester 2020/2021.

Although our information day had to be cancelled in May, prospective students can now benefit from the virtual version: We have presented many of the courses on offer in YouTube interviews, which we continue to provide. You can also follow university life via our social media channels.

I had wanted to attend a Vocatium fair or a university information event at my school at which you would have provided advice. But the event has been cancelled. What now?

We are not the organiser of these fairs or events and cannot yet say whether and when cancelled events will be rescheduled. Our list of education fairs is updated on a regular basis, but this is of course still subject to change.

Instead, we invite you to personally contact the Student Counselling Office. Starting in April you can also reach our study ambassadors via the Studyphone.

All about the application

Will there be any changes to the application period and the application deadlines for winter semester, for example if Abitur exams are postponed?

Our application page is open since 16 June. Information and access:

Here are the following postponements in the application deadlines:

  • undergraduate programmes (Bachelor, State Examination incl. teaching profession) with NC: 20 August 2020 (instead of 15 July)
  • undergraduate programmes (Bachelor, State Examination including teaching profession) without NC: 15 October 2020 (instead of 30 September)
  • Master's programs with NC: August 20, 2020 (instead of July 15)
  • Master's programmes without NC: 30 September (instead of 31 August)
  • For six MLU courses of study (see description of the courses of study) an application via    is required. This portal is open this year from July 1 to August 20. Detailed information is available there. In Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy there was an earlier application deadline for "Altabitur" students - 25 July.

I haven’t yet received my Abitur certificate. Can I already apply?

Please refrain from applying until you have received your certificate. You must answer truthfully when entering the information about your average (Abitur) grade and the exact date on which your certificate was issued. You cannot alter your application at a later point in time. You will not suffer any disadvantages if you apply later (as long as you meet the deadline, of course).

Due to Corona, I may not be able to complete my Bachelor's degree as planned. Under what conditions can I apply for a Master's degree?

Applications for a Master's degree with a first degree still pending were also possible before Corona under certain conditions. For the current year, applications are possible if two thirds of the performance to be achieved in the Bachelor's programme has already been proven. After admission, a certified copy of the Bachelor's degree certificate must be submitted by 31 March 2021.

I am an international student and am interested in applying to study. What special factors are there to consider due to the current situation?

“International” questions are on the rise, especially due to the global travel restrictions. We have documented any changes we know about for international applicants here. The International Office posts information for visiting students and exchange students (incoming and outgoing students) on its own page.

Start of studies

Will the start of lectures be postponed?

Lectures in the winter semester 2020/21 will start on Monday, 2 November.

Does an orientation week take place in the winter semester?

We are currently working on the planning of an orientation week and will inform you here if there are any news.

My question is not included here - what should I do?

Send an e-mail to – we would be happy to answer your individual questions. These FAQs will be updated as required. The latest developments will also appear here in a timely fashion.