German citizensDialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV)

In order to apply for a subject that uses the dialogue-oriented service procedure, applicants must register on hochschulstart.de and submit an application directly to Heidelberg University. 

This procedure is user-friendly and transparent, and helps to speed up the allocation of available places in subjects that have local admission restrictions. The allocation of available places will be determined by the universities. The selection criteria for admission to Heidelberg University for subjects that use the DoSV procedure are governed by the corresponding statutes for the university's own selection procedures.

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Information on the Procedure


Your path to enrolment starts by registering at hochschulstart.de. At hochschulstart.de, you will be assigned an applicant ID and a BAN (Applicant Authentication Number). With these numbers, applicants can use the application portal of their chosen university or apply through hochschulstart.de.
The universities will be happy to provide you with information regarding degree programmes offered, content of the degree programmes, and application procedures. All information that is subsequently provided by the universities will always be collected in your personal account. As long as you have internet access, you can check the status of your application at any time.

Your application will be entered into a joint database shared by the participating universities. Offers of admission from different universities will be sent to your personal account. This will allow you to clearly view the status of your applications and make a decision on an admission offer.

This multi-phase procedure ensures that, should you accept an admission offer, your applications for admission to other universities will be withdrawn, allowing the resulting available places to be quickly allocated to other prospective students. This will help to prevent a situation where, at the beginning of the semester, places remain unfilled, even though there are still applicants for these spots.

Heidelberg University

After registering at hochschulstart.de, you must apply to Heidelberg University.

Heidelberg University has included the following degree programmes in the dialogue-oriented service procedure:

  • Biosciences B.Sc. 100%
  • Biochemistry B.Sc. 100%
  • Interprofessional Healthcare B.Sc. 100%
  • Molecular Biotechnology B.Sc. 100%
  • Psychology B.Sc. 100%
  • Law State Examination
  • Sociology B.A. 100%

Further information

The university allocates the number of available places in each degree programme in accordance with the criteria specified in the selection regulations/admission regulations. 
Please read the admission regulations of your desired degree programme carefully before applying online.

Admission and Degree Programme Requirements

All degree programmes at Heidelberg University have specific admission and degree requirements. Depending on the specific nature of your university entrance qualification, there may be restrictions on the range of subjects you will be able to study. In addition to this, there may be subject-specific application and submission deadlines or mandatory aptitude tests. Applicants may also be required to submit additional, specific documents as part of the application procedure for certain degree programmes.