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The procurement procedure from the University Admissions Foundation/hochschulstart.de

The admissions procedure from hochschulstart.de is conducted for fields of study in which a national shortage of spots are available. At the moment, the following fields of study are affected at the University of Freiburg:

Human medicine*
Pharmacy*
Dentistry

* Applications for this subject are only accepted for each winter semester

20% of the spots are granted to best-in-class high school graduates and 20% are granted according to the length of time the applicant has waited for admissions. Hochschulstart.de is responsible for the selection process. The remaining 60% of the spots are granted by the universities themselves according to the result of a university-specific selection process (AdH). You must apply for that process at hochschulstart.de as well.


For pharmacy the following criteria are considered during the selection process:

  • The grade point average of the university entrance qualification,
  • A completed job training program and, where applicable, subsequent job experience
  • First, second or third place in natural sciences on either the state or national level in a youth competition „Jugend forscht“ („Youth Researches“) or in an equivalent type of research competition on the national or international level
  • The completion of a voluntary social year, a voluntary national year, a development aid project or voluntary military service

For the subjects human medicine and dentistry, the following criteria must be considered:

  • The grade point average of the university entrance qualification,
  • A completed job training program and, where applicable, subsequent job experience
  • The results of the test for medical studies (TMS) in Baden-Württemberg
  • First, second or third place in natural sciences on either the state or national level in a youth competition „Jugend forscht" („Youth Researches") or in an equivalent type of research competition on the national or international level
  • The completion of a voluntary social year, a voluntary national year, a development aid project or voluntary military service

For human medicine there is also an additional pre-selection process. Only those applicants who mentioned Freiburg as their first or second choice in their hochschulstart.de application can participate.

For the subjects pharmacy and dentistry there is no such pre-selection process. The preferred location plays no part in the selection process through the University of Freiburg.

Application deadline at hochschulstart.de

The application deadline for the winter semester ends on July 15 for those applicants who have received their university entrance qualification after January 15 of the same year. For applicants who received their university entrance qualification before January 16 (so-called old high school graduates) their deadline already ends each year on May 31.
The application deadline for the summer semester ends for all applicants on January 15.
The application materials for hohschulstart.de can be found at http://www.hochschulstart.de [de].

Deadline for materials submission at the University of Freiburg

In the event you fulfill one of the above-mentioned criteria (pertinent job experience, TMS, an award in natural sciences in a research competition, voluntary service), please use this form from the University of Freiburg for the university admission selection process (AdH) [de]. Please send the filled out form with the necessary documents in notarized copy format (TMS does not need to be notarized) together with a copy of your hochschulstart.de application for the winter semester by July 15 (cut-off period) and for the summer semester (dentistry only) until January 15 (cut-off period) via mail to the following address:
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
Studierendensekretariat
79085 Freiburg


Important notice for completed job training:

Should you have completed pertinent job training and have provided no information about the duration of the training (see form), the regular training period will be used as the basis for calculating the process scoring in the subjects of human medicine and pharmacy.

Because it is possible to shorten the training period in the subject of dentistry, applicants who do not provide information about the duration of their previous job training can only be a given a bonus of 0.4 on top of the high school grade point average when calculating the process scoring.
Should you not be able to provide proof of job training, the results of the TMS, an award in a research competition or voluntary service, please do not send an application to the University of Freiburg.

Further information about the process for individual fields of study can be found in the following statutes and/or the information sheet at the academic dean’s office for the Faculty of Medicine:

Note about student orientation:

Since the winter semester 2011/2012 all colleges and universities in Baden-Württemberg require proof of participation in a student orientation to accompany the application for admission. You are required to present the proof only after enrollment at the University of Freiburg. For further information, please refer to the information sheet regarding student orientation [de].