“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.