In subjects with nationwide admission restrictions - in Heidelberg these are medicine, pharmacy and dentistry - 30% of places are allocated to applicants with the best grades in their school 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%).

This applies to applicants from Germany and EU/EEA countries as well as to international applicants with a German university entrance qualification. Applicants from non-EU/EEA countries with a foreign university entrance qualification are subject to a different procedure.
The general information on these procedures can be found on this page, separated by the respective group of applicants. The group of applicants you belong to determines which information and provisions are relevant to you.
Please consult our Online Course Finder to find out whether this application and admission procedure applies to your desired subject.
The Online Course Finder also provides information tailored to your application profile and desired degree programme