The application period for each degree programme is always listed on the respective degree programme webpage (under the Overview tab). Therefore, please check there to see which application period is valid for the degree programme you are interested in. The application periods for master’s programmes, in particular, can vary greatly.

The following applies generally:

  • For bachelor’s degree programmes , the application periods for admission to the first semester or higher semesters (i.e., transfer students) is the same.
  • Applications for first-time students (new students, bachelor’s degree programmes) are only for the winter semester . Exceptions to this are the programmes in Design, Mechanical Engineering, the O-MINT programme , and module students. These programmes accept students starting in the summer semester as well.
  • Bachelor’s degree programmes with an NC and that have an application process administered by hochschulstart have an application period designated by hochshulstart, which is from 2 May - 15 July each year.
  • Consecutive master’s degree programmes can generally be begun in summer or winter semester, with the exception of the master’s programme in Social Work.