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Allocation of study places

Open enrollment programmes (= those without a limit on the number of students): A letter of acceptance for a study place in the open enrollment programmes will be sent if you meet the prerequisites for the programme and you apply correctly and in a timely manner to TU Kaiserslautern.

Limited enrollment programmes (= those with a limited number of students): In the event that the fixed number of study places for a certain study programme is sufficient to accommodate all the applications received, then all applicants will be accepted for the respective course.

However, when the number of applicants for a course of study in one semester exceeds the number of study places, the allocation of study places is governed by procedures established by law (Studienplatzvergabeordnung).

This includes the so called special quotas for hardship cases, foreign applicants, second degree applicants, and applicants with special university entrance qualifications.

The University of Kaiserslautern takes part with almost all limited enrollment programmes at the DoSV (dialogue-oriented service processes) of the "Foundation for Higher Education Admission". Detailed information about the application process can be found here.

More information

Special quotas
Allocation based on merit
Allocation based on waiting period
Preferential selection
Lottery method
Study place exchange


If you would like to know whether the course you are considering is an open or a limited enrollment degree programme, you can find out in the overview of study programmes.

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