Information on the allocation of study places

Allocation procedure for admission-restricted Bachelor's degree programs

Worms University of Applied Sciences conducts an allocation procedure for all degree programs with restricted admission. The legal conditions for this are regulated in the Study Place Allocation Ordinance. There, a specific allocation scheme is laid down, according to which we have to allocate the places. The number of places in degree courses with restricted admissions is itself determined by the Capacity Ordinance. This is published in the University Gazette. Below you will find an overview of the allocation scheme. 

A) Advance quotas: These quotas are to be deducted in advance from the available places according to the Capacity Ordinance. 

  • 5% of the study places are allotted to the quota for foreigners
  • 2% of the study places are allotted to cases of exceptional hardship
  • 3% of the study places are allotted to second degree applicants
  • 1% of the study places are allotted to the quota for top athletes

B) Allocation quotas for the remaining study places: The remaining study places (after deduction of preliminary quotas) are allocated as follows: 

  • 80% of the study places are allocated according to performance (i.e. according to the average of the baccalaureate grade for bachelor's degree programs or the bachelor's grade for master's degree programs)
  • 20% of the study places are allocated according to waiting semesters (waiting semesters are those semesters that you were not enrolled at a German university after acquiring your university entrance qualification in the case of an application for a Bachelor's degree programme or after acquiring your Bachelor's degree in the case of an application for a Master's degree programme).

After receiving and processing all applications, the university will form a ranking list and, based on this ranking list, select the best of the best and make you an offer of admission. If applicants do not accept this offer, other candidates will move up on the ranking list. To coordinate this procedure, Worms University participates in the so-called Dialog-Oriented Service Procedure (DoSV) of the Foundation for University Admission (SfH), or Hochschulstart for short. This foundation coordinates the central procedure for all universities participating in the procedure. We have compiled some general information on the DoSV for you below.

Places that are still available after the procedure has been completed can be awarded by drawing lots.  

The central procedure of Hochschulstart

  • Application phase (until 15.01. / 15.07.)

    Within this phase you can submit application forms at Hochschulstart and in the portal of the Worms University of Applied Sciences. Information about the application deadlines can be found here.

  • Prioritization of all applications at Hochschulstart (until 22.01. / 22.07.)

    If possible, you should prioritise your application requests by 22.01. (for a summer semester) or 22.07. (for a winter semester).

  • Coordination phase (until 24.02. / 24.08.)

    Within this phase, Worms University of Applied Sciences makes offers of admission to the applicants.

  • Coodinated moving up (if so, then from 25.02. / 25.08)

    Study programme places that are still free or have become free and for which not all study places were filled in the previous coordination phase can be awarded. Only prospective students who did not receive admission in the previous coordination phase can participate. Rejected applicants will receive an e-mail with a link through which they can declare their participation in the move-up procedure (limited to 72 hours). Prospective students who have not yet participated in the current procedure can also apply for study offers in the coordinated move-up procedure, provided that these offers participate in this extra phase. In this case, a new ranking list is created, which is then taken into account if the existing ranking lists have been processed as described above. In this case, places are allocated by drawing lots.

Allocation of study places for admission-restricted Master's programs

The allocation procedure for admission-restricted Master's programmes works almost analogously to the allocation procedure for admission-restricted Bachelor's programmes. There are some exceptions and special features: For example, it is possible to deviate from the above-mentioned quotas with regard to the quota system, or additional award parameters can be taken into account.

Special allocation procedures for selected Master's programs are listed below: 

A) Global Trade Management (M.A.) / Entrepreneurship (M.A.)

  • 50% quota of foreigners
  • Places are allocated on the basis of the performance quota (= Bachelor's grade) and on the basis of a measurement figure derived from the evaluation of a questionnaire which must be completed and submitted with the application.

B) Mobile Computing (M.Sc.) / Business Information Systems (M.Sc.)

  • Selection interview in case of ambiguous eligibility for admission according to the corresponding subject-specific examination regulations

Another difference in the allocation procedure of the Master's programs is that these are not allocated via the Dialog-Oriented Service Procedure (DoSV), but via the decentralized allocation procedure of Worms University of Applied Sciences. 

Places still available after completion of the procedure can be awarded via a lottery procedure

Allocation of study places for Bachelor's and Master's degree programs with open admissions

If a study program does not have an admission restriction, the university does not conduct an allocation procedure according to ranking. Provided you submit an application and meet the admission requirements, you will be admitted to the degree program and can enroll. The allocation parameters listed above do not then apply. For these degree programs, you also do not apply via Hochschulstart, but directly via the decentralized procedure at Worms University of Applied Sciences.