Allocation of study places at a university by the higher university information provision

Courses of study at universities are subject to different admission and admission requirements. Find out in advance about the criteria and the selection process.

The number of admissions in the degree programmes is calculated on the basis of the range of courses offered, the training costs and other capacity-determining criteria in accordance with the Capacity Ordinance of the State of Brandenburg for each academic year.

The number of admissions is a measure of the number of students enrolled in a degree program. For admission-restricted degree programmes, the admission figures approved by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture (MWFK) are published anew every year in the Admissions Figures Ordinance.

All applications for admission received in due form and on time are assigned to rankings and placed in a ranking according to the criteria of the ranking.

The following rankings are formed:

  • Applicants who are preferably selected after a service on the basis of previous admission entitlement
  • Applicants who are preferred because of their membership in the national squad of a federal sports association of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)
  • foreign and stateless applicants who are not equal to Germans
  • Second-year applicants
  • Applicants according to the result of the university selection process:
    • e.B. average grade of the university entrance qualification, possibly improved by 0.1 grade points on proof of successful participation in a structured study preparation programme
    • e.B. further improvement by 1.0 grade points with proof of in-depth knowledge
    • z.B. Procedural grade according to the criteria of the subject-specific statutes for the university selection procedure of a particular degree programme
  • Applicants by waiting period
  • Applicants according to hardship points of view
  • Applicants for further quotas according to ยง 18 HZV

Inquire in advance at the respective university.

Forms: Application form
Online procedure possible: partly
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance necessary: no


Inquire in advance at the respective university.


Even in courses of study for which there are no admission restrictions and a study place commitment is therefore certain, a prior application/pre-registration may be required at some universities. Therefore, in this case, you should also ask the university whether, by when and how the application documents are to be submitted.

Related Links

  • Brandenburg Higher Education Admissions Act (BbgHZG)

Related Links

  • University of Potsdam
  • Fill out the application online and send it electronically via the university's study place portal.


  • Download the form online and print it out.
  • Fill out the form and add the necessary proofs.
  • Submit the application documents to the university.
  • You will receive a written letter of admission or rejection by post.
  • In the event of a rejection, it may be possible to obtain a study place at a later date in the follow-up procedure.

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