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Please note: The deadlines mentioned here are cut-off periods. This means that the university, or respectively, must receive your application documents by the mentioned deadline.

Detailed application periods for summer semester 2020
for international applicants as well (Dentistry) by 15/01/2020
Subjects with restricted university admission from 01/12/2019 to 15/01/2020
Open admission subjects from 01/012/2019 to 09/04/2020
Higher semesters with restrictive admissions from 01/012/2019 to 15/01/2020
Higher semesters without restrictive admissions from 01/012/2019 to 09/04/2020
Master of Education from 01/012/2019 to 15/01/2020
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 winter semester 2020/21 are not yet available.

Matriculation (Enrollment)

hochschulstart Dentistry coordination phase 30.01.2020 - 06.03.2020 (please note the exact dates in the letter of admission)
hochschulstart Dentistry coordinated move up
12.03.2020 - 31.03.2020 (please note the exact dates in the letter of admission)
University beginners
until 08. May 2020
Higher semesters until 08. May 2020
Masters until 08. May 2020
International Applicants Dentistry 1st semester 23. March until 09. April 2020
International Applicants
until 08. May 2020


SemesterRegistration and Academic Leave
Summer Semester January 15th to February 15th
Winter Semester June 1st to August 15th

Lottery procedure

If study spots are still free after the last replacement procedure, they will be granted in a lottery procedure. Please send a separate informal application (postcard) for each field of study you wish to receive a spot for to the Academic Affairs Office of the University of Freiburg: Studentensekretariat der Universität Freiburg, 79085 Freiburg. The application period for the winter semester is from 15 September to 15 October, and the application period for the summer semester is from 15 March to 15 April. Applications received outside of these periods will not be included. Applicants who are not EU citizens and do not have a German school leaving certificate may not participate in the lottery.

Regulations for lottery procedures [de]