If you have missed the application or registration 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.
Lottery at Freie Universität Berlin / DoSV:
For the lottery process at Freie Universität Berlin you can apply online only. The link to the online application is active within the application deadline and will be deactivated afterwards.
- Please fill in the online application form linked below and send it online by using the button „send data“ within the application period (until March,12, or September, 14).
- Please submit only one application for the lottery procedure.
- If you obtained your university entrance qualification abroad, you are required to prove sufficient knowledge of German language upon enrollment. If you have neither taken the DSH nor TestDaF or other valid exam, we strongly recommend to refrain from submitting a lottery 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 notice of admission, sent to the address given in the online application. No notices of rejection are issued.