Application: Bachelor, teaching degree and state examination


 Applications step by step

  • German applicants who have achieved a foreign higher education entrance qualification must have their school leaving certificate recognised prior to applying for a university place. You can find out how this process works on our "Foreign education certificates" info page.
Carefully check the requirements one more time, such as admission requirements, application deadlines and/or combination of fields for your subject. A good place to start is the overview of fields of study.

Applicants with a German higher education entrance qualification (“Abitur”) can matriculate (in early August) directly for open admission subjects in the Student Service Centre – Registration Office. No application is required in this instance.
Icon International Please remember to submit a certified copy of your qualification for admission to higher education (Abitur) as well as your secondary school transcripts and those from any semesters of study you have completed so far. Read our informational leaflet [de/en] to find out how to obtain certified copies of these documents.

Detailed application periods for summer semester 2016
for Icon International  international applicants
Pharmacy by 15/01/2016
Subjects with restricted university admission from 01/12/2015 to 15/01/2016
Open admission subjects from 01/12/2015 to 08/04/2016
Higher semesters with restrictive admissions from 01/12/2015 to 15/01/2016
Higher semesters without restrictive admissions from 01/12/2015 to 08/04/2016

Different application periods other than those listed above sometimes apply for master's programmes and post graduate studies. Please go to the faculty web pages of subjects concerned for further details.

The detailed application periods for the 2016/17 winter semester are not yet available.

Information leaflets covering application for admission for the first semester or for a higher study semester are available here from 01/12/2015

Application checklist for Icon International international applicants (international students) for the first study semester.
Application checklist for Icon International international applicants (international students) for placement in the higher study semester.
Technical information regarding online application:
Browser advice, encryption, email
The application for the summer semester 2016 is available from 1 December 2015.

As soon as we have received your application by mail, you will receive an automatic e-mail message informing you that the status of your application has changed. The next time you login to the application portal, you will see the confirmation that we have received your application.
Letters of acceptance and rejection are sent out by the university by mail in February.
Applicants who do not have citizenship of an EU/EEA member state and/or do not have a German higher education entrance qualification are not eligible to participate in the lottery procedure.

The lottery procedure is conducted for those degree programmes with restricted admission and in which not all university places have been adopted. If university places are still available following the last waiting list procedure, then these will be assigned through a lottery procedure. The application for participating in the lottery procedure must be made online separately for each degree programme selected. The application period for the winter semester runs from 1 September - 30 September; the application period for the summer semester runs from 1 March - 31 March. Applications received outside these periods will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the period referred to above.


To contact the Student Service Center, call the info hotline at +49 (0) 761 203 4246, Mon. through Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Fri. from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, or send an e-mail to: studienberatung@service.uni-freiburg.de.
The information desk on the ground floor, the place to go for answers to all of your questions about studies at the University of Freiburg, is open Mon. to Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Fri. from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

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