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Questions and answers: information for prospective students

Studying and 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 in-person counselling has been suspended. 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 alsofollow 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.

I am interested in a course of study which requires that I pass an aptitude test - what do I need to do in this case?

We will communicate all changes on our “Aptitude tests” webpage. In most cases, application deadlines are to be adhered to, just like in “normal” application years, even if the circumstances already suggest that there may be changes to the test date and/or test mode. Related information is usually sent to the contact details you provided when you registered.

Will there be any changes to the application period and the application deadlines for winter semester, for example if Abitur exams are postponed? And is the start of classes in October expected to be postponed?

Our application page will probably be available from mid-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 is an earlier application deadline for "Altabitur" students - 25 July.

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

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 would like to apply to study medicine and/or dentistry. The medical entrance exam is an important selection criterion. Will this take place on 9 May 2020 as scheduled?

The organisers of the medical entrance exam will most likely be offering alternate testing dates in July/August for those who have registered. Please check also TMS website.   

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.

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.