Applying with the DoSV

Hochschulstart.de‘s internet portal combines admission for Germany-wide, selective courses of studies in the central allocation process (Zentrales Vergabeverfahren, ZV) and local selective courses of studies participating in the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV).

In the following, you will find information on applying for Germany-wide, selective and local selective courses of studies, as long as the higher education institutions are participating in the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV), as well as information on the merger of admission in both procedures on hochschulstart.de.

 

Please note: the procedures described here are only relevant for applications for the first academic semester. Information on applying for a higher academic semester can be found on the webpages for changing study location or changing subjects.

 

You will need to register using the website of Hochschulstart.

Once you have successfully registered, you will receive your individual applicant-ID (BID) and applicant authentication number (BAN). You will need these in order to connect your JGU application with hochschulstart.de.

You can submit up to 12 applications for Germany-wide, selective and locally selective courses of study, as long as these are participating in the DoSV. Applications for Germany-wide, selective courses of studies with several chosen location options are counted as one application, while local selective courses of studies count as one application per chosen location.

 

Applying for Germany-wide, selective courses of study (ZV)

Nach der Suche im Studienangebot unter hochschulstart.de werden Sie auf das Bewerbungsportal AntOn weitergeleitet.

Nachdem Sie sich dort registriert haben, geben Sie Ihre persönlichen Daten und gegebenenfalls weitere Studienwünsche im ZV ab.

Zusätzlich können Sie die von Ihnen gewünschten Studienorte wählen.

Nach dem Abschicken der Bewerbung in AntOn werden Ihre Daten ins DoSV-Portal übertragen, wo Sie Ihre Bewerbungen verwalten können.

Applying for local selective courses of study (DoSV)

Once you have registered for the DoSV portal, you can apply for your desired course of studies on JGU’s application portal JOGU-StINe.

When starting the application, you must enter the BID and BAN you received when registering with the hochschulstart portal. Your application will then be connected with hochschulstart.de.

Once you have submitted your application, your information will be transferred to the DoSV portal, where you can manage your applications.

During the coordination phase, you may receive an offer of admission for a course of studies at any time. The below rules for prioritization apply here.

Why is priorization so important?

The prioritization is important because if you receive several offers of admission, you will automatically be withdrawn from all of the offers of admission you have assigned lower priority to.

Therefore, prioritization plays a vital role for your applications in the DoSV.

How does prioritization work?

You will need to prioritize your courses of study yourself in the DoSV portal using the button “prioritize applications” ("Bewerbungen priorisieren"). During the allocation process you can only change prioritization for those courses of study which you have not been accepted to yet.

In order for your prioritization to be taken into account, we recommend setting priorities for your applications at the end of the application deadline.

For applications to Germany-wide, selective courses of study, you can additionally select prioritization regarding your desired study location. Several applications for a medical/pharmaceutical course of studies will only take up one of your 12 allowed applications.

I only submitted one application in the DoSV. (Rule 1)

As soon as you have received an offer of admission for the course of studies you selected, it will automatically be transferred into an admission.

Example:

1. Priority: Medicine (State Exam) Offer of admission is received admitted

I submitted several applications in the DoSV and received offers of admission for all of my desired courses of study. (Rule 2)

If you submitted several applications and received offers of admission for all of your desired courses of study, you will automatically be admitted for the application with the highest priority.

Example:

1. Priority: Medice (State Exam) Offer of admission is received admitted
2. Priority: Psychology (B.Sc.) Offer of admission is received eliminated
3. Priority: Economics (B.Sc.) Offer of admission is received eliminated

I submitted several applications in the DoSV but have not received offers of admission for everywhere I applied to. (Rule 3)

If you have received an offer of admissions for more than one desired course of study but have not received an offer from several institutions you applied to, you will be withdrawn from the lower prioritized courses of study you have already received an offer for. Desired courses of study you have not yet received an offer for remain as options.

1. Priority: Medicine (State Exam) Offer of admission not yet possible continue participating in the allocation process
2. Priority: Psychology (B.Sc.) Offer of admission is received admitted
3. Priority: Economics (B.Sc.) Offer of admission not yet possible continue participating in the allocation process
4. Priority: Pharmacy (State Exam) Offer of admission is received eliminated

You can find a detailed description of the rules for coordination on the hochschulstart webpages (in German).

Applying for an internal selective course of studies using the DoSV

For DoSV courses of studies, the majority of applicants can apply without needing to send anything in; you will be informed on whether or not your application can take part in the selection process without sending in further documents once you have submitted the electronic application. In that case, you will only have to submit further documents once you have been admitted. Which documents you will have to submit will be in your official letter of admission.

Applying for a Germany-wide, selective course of studies in the central allocation process (Zentrales Vergabeverfahren)

If you applied for a Germany-wide, selective course of studies with the central allocation process, you will need to send a print-out of the application as well as the necessary documents to Hochschulstart using the following address in order to complete your application.

hochschulstart.de
44128 Dortmund

The deadlines are cut-off periods. Therefore, the necessary documents must have arrived at Hochschulstart by the end of the application period.

 

Your application will be examined once the application period has ended. If you fulfill the formal criteria, you will take part in the admissions process.

If there is the option of admission, it will be shown as an offer of admission in the DoSV portal.

If you actively change the offer of admission to an admission or if, based on the coordination rules, an offer is automatically changed into an admission, you will receive an official letter of admission. For local selective courses of study at JGU, you can call up the official letter of admission on JOGU-StINe under “Documents” > “My Documents”.

For Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, you will receive your official notification directly from Hochschulstart. You can find the relevant information on the webpages of the Foundation for Admission to Higher Education (Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung).

If you have been admitted, please download the relevant official notification from JOGU-StINe. It contains information on the semester fee’s payment deadlines and the documents to be handed in. Once these have been received by us, we will check the documents needed for your enrollment. If everything is complete, you will be enrolled and sent your semester ticket and new login data for your student account per regular mail.

Study places in locally selective courses of study which open up again after coordination are assigned by JGU in a university-specific waitlist process; JGU does not participate in the coordinated waitlist with the DoSV courses of study. You will find information on participating in the university-internal waitlist process for your desired course of studies in your letter of rejection, which will be available to you through the DoSV portal.

Study places in the Germany-wide, selective courses of study Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy which open up after coordination are assigned by Hochschulstart in the Coordinated Waitlist Process (Koordiniertes Nachrückverfahren).

If you did not receive an offer of admission during coordination, you can participate in the Coordinated Waitlist Process if you declare your participation in the waitlist process in the DoSV portal within 72 hours of the end of the coordination phase.

In the Coordinated Waitlist Process, you will automatically receive an offer of admission for the application with the highest priority (coordination rule 4)

Additionally, you have the option of participating in JGU’s admission by lottery.