Application for the first subject-specific semester within the Dialogue-oriented Service Procedure (DoSV)

Freie Universität Berlin participates in the service procedure DoSV with the following courses of study:

Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Bildungs- und Erziehungswissenschaft, Biochemie, Bioinformatik, Biologie, Chemie, Geographische Wissenschaften, Medieninformatik, Pferdewissenschaft, Politikwissenschaft, Psychologie, Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre

If you are interested in one of the aforementioned courses of study, your path to the studying starts with registration at hochschulstart. More than one registration is not permitted. Please note that you can use your user account that has been created by the registration also in future procedures. For registration, please enter your personal data. Then you will receive an applicant ID (BID) and a authentication number (BAN). Both are necessary to fill out the online application. 

After making your application you can view the status of your application and offers of admission from the universities in your user account in the application portal of Here you will also find your notice of admission, in case you have accepted an admission offer, or rejection notices after the procedure has ended. Please print your notice and take notice of the given information.

Within the scope of the dialogue-oriented service procedure there are several portals with different logins for registration, application as well as other functions to use. A range of all functions of the portals you will find here „Bewerbungsportale DoSV" (pdf).

Those who have turned 55 before the application deadlines can only be considered in the admission process, if there are - regarding the personal situation - serious scientific or occupational reasons for taking up studies.


After having received a BID and BAN by hochschulstart, you need to set up an account for the “FU Bewerbungsportal für DoSV Studiengänge” via the link at the bottom of this page. When you log in, you can start creating an application via the button “Bewerbung starten” and you can submit it online via the button “Abgeben” within the application deadline.

Please do not send us any documents or the application form by mail unless you belong to one of the following application groups:

application groupdocuments
applicants for a second course of study copy of your earlier german degree or certificate and explanatory statement why a second degree is needed
applicants filing a special request (Härtefall, Antrag auf Verbesserung
der Durchschnittsnote, Antrag auf Verbesserung der Wartezeit)
officially certified copies of all supporting documents and the filled out Special Applications Information Sheet
applicants applying via professional qualifications please see the website on detailed information about the required documents
applicants belonging to an A-, B-, C- or D/C squad, built on federal level,
belonging to a federal association of DOSB and catered by an
Olympic station (OSP) in Berlin or Brandenburg
actual proof of squad-membership issued by DOSB (simple copy)
applicants having turned 55 by the end of the application deadline written statement of serious scientific or occupational reasons
applicants who have completed the Studienkolleg (preparatory course)
of Freie Universität Berlin this year
Certified copy of the assessment exam and current certificate of enrollment at FU

Only applicants belonging to one of these application groups have to send the signed application form plus the required documents (see application letter) within the deadline via mail to Freie Universität Berlin. Faxes and E-mails are not accepted.

In case you are entitled for a preferential admission please see here for detailed information.

If you are a minor at the time of the application deadline (January 15 or July 15) living in Berlin or Brandenburg with a person who has custody of you, your application is automatically listed within the quota for minors (matching of date of birth and postal code of registration address).  In case you are admitted for taking up studies, you have to submit a registration certificate proving the afore-stated for enrollment. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for the registration certificate immediately after submitting your application.