Study at a university; application for admission or pre-registration.

In degree programs where admission restrictions (numerus clausus) exist, admission to the desired degree program must be applied for. For degree programs with no admission restrictions, pre-registration may be required.



The qualification requirement for studying in university degree programs is the general or subject-specific university entrance qualification (which certificates can serve as proof of university entrance qualification in Bavaria is regulated in the Qualification Ordinance - QualV) or the general or subject-specific university entrance qualification for qualified professionals.

In some degree programs, vocational training/practical work and/or an aptitude test/suitability assessment must be successfully completed before the start of the degree program.

The study in a Master's degree program requires a first university degree, in a continuing Master's degree program additionally a qualified practical work experience of usually not less than one year. Further admission requirements are set by the universities.

In degree programs where admission restrictions (numerus clausus) exist, special admission to the desired degree program must be applied for. A distinction must be made here between

  • nationally restricted courses of study (currently: medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and dentistry - state examination in each case)
    The application for admission for the first semester must be submitted by Germans and Germans of equal status to the Foundation for University Admission(Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung, In other cases, directly to the respective university.
  • Local courses of study, i.e. courses restricted to the individual university.
    In this case, the application for admission must be addressed to the respective university.

Study counseling is offered by:

  • general student advisory service at each university
  • the study advisor in the respective department of each university


Studies begin in the winter or summer semester (lectures begin approximately in mid-October or mid-April), in some programs only in the winter semester.

For nationally restricted programs, the application for admission must be submitted

  • for the summer semester by January 15,
  • for the winter semester, if the university entrance qualification was acquired before January 16, by May 31, otherwise by July 15,

must be received by the Foundation for University Admission (cut-off deadline).

In the case of locally restricted study programs, the application for admission must be received by the university by July 15 for the coming winter semester and by January 15 for the coming summer semester (cut-off deadline).

The universities may, by statute, set pre-registration deadlines for applicants for courses of study for which no admission figures have been set. It may be stipulated that if the pre-registration deadline is missed, enrollment in the relevant degree program will be denied, unless the applicant missed this deadline through no fault of his or her own.


  • Studies leading up to the first professional degree (bachelor's degree) and studies in a consecutive program leading to a further professional degree (master's degree) are generally exempt from levies.

    Continuing education: The institutions of higher education charge fees for the participation of students and persons matriculated according to Art. 87 Para. 3 Sentence 1 BayHIG in offers of further education according to Art. 78 BayHIG; participants in offers of further education who are neither students nor persons matriculated according to Art. 87 Para. 3 Sentence 1 BayHIG, as well as students who predominantly participate in study offers at a foreign location outside the European Union, are charged a fee under private law.

    Part-time studies: Higher education institutions may charge fees for study programs that are offered on a part-time basis, regardless of prior vocational training, or that are offered in conjunction with vocational training or for persons with ongoing vocational training, in accordance with the increased expense for these formats. If the university makes use of the option to charge fees, the increased expense consists of the additional personnel and material costs incurred for the conception and implementation of such events.

    Every student enrolled at a Bavarian state university must pay a semester fee per semester. The semester contribution consists of the basic contribution (student union contribution) and, if applicable, the solidarity contribution for the semester ticket in the respective public transport system. The semester contribution is levied by the respective university and must be paid before enrollment.

    Further information can be obtained directly from the student advisory service and other responsible offices (admission, enrollment, student office, etc.) of the respective university.


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