If you have missed the application deadline, or if you were not assigned to your desired study placement or desired location, you can apply for placement in a restricted course of studies via the lottery process. Placements are assigned by lottery only if there are still vacant places after the admission process has been completed. You can visit the official list of study placements throughout Germany, the Studienplatzbörse (only in German), for information on higher education institutions and on study programs where placements are available.
If you applied for placement as a regular student in a program at Freie Universität Berlin and have so far been unable to obtain a study placement, you will automatically be entered in the succession procedure (Nachrückverfahren), the process used by the university to fill vacancies with replacement candidates. You do not need to submit a lottery application for the same subject.
Lottery at Freie Universität Berlin / DOSV:
At Freie Universität Berlin, applications for the lottery process are permitted online only. After the application deadline to link to the online applications will no longer be active.
- Please fill in the online application form linked below and send it online by using the button „send data“ within the application period.
- Please submit only one application.
- In the form, you can only select those programs, modules, and semesters in a subject in which a lottery application could potentially be successful. Please note that you cannot enroll if you have an admission for only a core subject or a module of a combination bachelor program. Consequently, you have to apply separately for every component of a study program.
- If you have been admitted to a course of studies where a language test is compulsory you will be invited.
- If you obtained your university entrance qualification abroad, you are required to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of German upon enrollment. If you have neither taken the DSH nor TestDaF test, there is no point in submitting an application. Admissions granted by lottery are given so late at Freie Universität Berlin that it would no longer be possible to take the DSH exam.
- The lottery is held after the abovementioned application deadline has passed. All applicants who are admitted receive a written admissions notice, sent to the address stated in the online application. No rejection notices are issued.
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