The standard procedure is the one used by most uni-assist universities. You submit your application to uni-assist. Then we evaluate your application for the universities. After a positive evaluation, we automatically forward your application to the universities in electronic form. Your chosen university decides on your admission and informs you of the decision.
Plan your application using our checklist. It contains the most important guidelines for each step.
“Vorprüfungsdokumentation” (VPD) – Preliminary review documentation
Under the VPD procedure, only some of your application documents are reviewed by uni-assist. After a successful evaluation, you will receive a certificate which you can use to apply directly to your chosen university. You can find out here if the VPD procedure applies in your case, as well as what to keep in mind.
The procedure of hochschulstart.de is also called Dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren (dialogue-oriented service procedure). It applies to popular undergraduate courses with a local Numerus Clausus (NC). It does not apply to Master’s courses. A unique aspect of the hochschulstart.de (DoSV) procedure is that you will need an additional registration at hochschulstart.de. The following section will tell you what to keep in mind.