My Way to Application and Admission

On the following pages you will find a summary of the most important information about the application procedure and admissions process for your chosen course of study.

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Pharmacy – Staatsexamen

Application procedure

Application procedure

A new national selection procedure will be implemented as of 2020. In the following, we will introduce the planned new procedure. Potential changes still possible. Please enquire about the current admission laws, regulations and statutes prior to submitting your application! 
In subjects with nationwide admission restrictions (Numerus Clausus / NC) - in Heidelberg these are medicine, pharmacy and dentistry - 30% of places are allocated to applicants with the best grades in their scool leaving certificates (i.e. university entrance qualification, such as ‘A’ levels, high school diploma, German ‘Abitur’, etc.) by the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for university admission). The remaining 70% of places are allocated by the universities themselves in the so-called “additional suitability quota procedure” (Zusätzliche Eignungsquote, ZEQ, 10%) and the “university-internal selection procedure” (Auswahlverfahren der Hochschulen, AdH, 60%). 

Specific admission requirements

The university allocates places according to the criteria specified in the selection and admission regulations. Further details can be found in the corresponding regulations.

Required documents

Information on documents required by Hochschulstart for applications for subjects with nationwide admission restrictions (Numerus Clausus/NC) as well as on binding deadlines is available from the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for university admission) (hochschulstart.de). 

Application portal and deadlines

Applications for medicine, dentistry and pharmacy must be submitted via the application portal of hochschulstart.de. For these programmes, the closing dates for applications via hochschulstart.de are 15 July for candidates who obtained their university entrance qualification after 15 January of the same year (“school leavers”), or 31 May if the university entrance qualification is older. In the case of applications for a second degree, the time of completion of the first degree course applies. All deadlines constitute a statutory cut-off period. Please consult hochschulstart.de for the specifics related to deadlines for submission or later submission of documents. 

Important information on the application period for the winter semester 2020/21

Due to the circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the regular application periods for the winter semester have been delayed by the Foundation for University Admission (Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung). These delays apply for German nationals as well as applicants from EU/EEA member states, and applicants with a German university entrance qualification: 

Application period for the winter semester 2020/21: hochschulstart.de: 
Application deadline for applicants who gained their university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) this academic year: 20 August 2020 
Application deadline for applicants who gained their university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) in a previous academic year: 25 July 2020 

Application Deadline

Winter semester:  hochschulstart.de:
Application deadline for the candidates who obtained their university entrance qualification on or after 16 January of the same year (“Neuabiturienten”):  15 July;
Application deadline for the candidates who obtained their university entrance qualification prior to 16 January of the same year (“Altabiturienten”)  31 May

Admission procedure

The hochschulstart.de (central) Germany-wide selection procedure for the subject pharmacy currently has three quotas for prospective students that enable admission to a degree programme: the average final school leaving grade (20%), the waiting time (20%) and the university’s selection procedure (60%).  Rankings are created for each quota that determine which students are accepted. The selection within the quotas is effected in the following order.

Enrolment

International students who have been admitted for study at Heidelberg University must apply for enrolment in the International Relations Office by the deadline specified in their letter of admission.