The clearing procedure consists of two steps:
1st. step: Registration / Application
Applicants, who have not yet taken part in the other procedures, have to register with the application portal of hochschulstart.de if they have not already done so. After the registration you can apply for released courses offered by the higher education institutions.
Select a course of study that has free places. The number of available places will not be displayed. Apart from the data collected at the time of registration no other particulars are needed.
Your papers will be examined by the higher education institution after admission as part of the matriculation. This allows the places to be allocated quickly.
2nd. step: Drawing by lot
In the second step of the clearing procedure there is a draw of the admissions (the application portal is not accessible meanwhile). After an applicant's number is drawn the admission possibilities are checked in the order of priority starting with the highest. Following this you will be informed of the outcome of the draw.
The applicants, who can be admitted, receive a notification of admission. Notifications of rejection are not issued as part of this procedure. An application that was not drawn by lot is set into status "eliminated".