Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Science

Admission applications and enrolment

Admission application requirements

The application procedure depends on your level of German language proficiency:

  • If you have the required level of proficiency in German, you can apply via the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV) that is managed by the online service platform 'Hochschulstart'. In this case, your higher education entrance qualification will be reviewed and assessed by Hochschulstart.
  • If you do not have the required level of proficiency in German, you will need to obtain preliminary review documentation from uni-assist, which will enable you to apply for a place on a preparatory German language course before you apply for admission to study Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmaceutical Science. Once you have passed the DSH language proficiency exam, you can apply for admission via the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV) that is managed by the online service platform 'Hochschulstart'.
The application process

The application must be submitted via the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV) – online application interface (AntOn) managed by Hochschulstart. Your application documents must then be sent by post to Hochschulstart.
44128 Dortmund

The degree programmes 'Medicine', 'Dentistry' and 'Pharmaceutical Science' only start in the winter semester.

  • Application period:  April 2023 until 15 July 2023 (midnight)
  • Note: For applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification before 16 January 2023, the deadline for applications is 31 May 2023.

With respect to the admission application procedure, international applicants and German applicants are treated equally.

Required documentation
  • The application form generated via the online service platform and signed by you
  • A copy of your school-leaving certificate / higher education entrance qualification in the original language. Note: if the original document is not in German, English or French, you must also include an officially certified translation of the document into German, English or French.
  • If applicable, copies of additional documents required for the various selection and allocation procedures involved (AdH, ZEQ). Examples of these additional documents include subject-specific aptitude tests, proof of relevant vocational or professional experience or proof of periods of recognized voluntary service.
  • If applicable, a copy of your graduation certificate from a German university and a statement explaining your reasons for studying for a second degree
  • If applicable, a certificate with the results of a higher education assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) from a higher education preparatory institute (Studienkolleg)
Enrolling after receiving a letter of admission

If your application was successful and you receive an offer of admission, you will need to enrol in your chosen degree programme. Information on the enrolment procedure and enrolment deadline is contained in your letter of admission. As enrolment is only possible during a period of a few days, please check your email inbox regularly.

In addition to your letter of admission, you will also need to submit the following documents in digital form (e.g. as a scan) as part of the enrolment process:

  • Valid identity document (identity card or passport)
  • Passport photograph
  • All pages of your higher education entrance qualification (in the original language plus an officially certified translation into German, English or French; if the original document is in German, English or French, no translation is required)
  • If applicable, proof of proficiency in German (e.g. German language certificate)
  • Proof of health insurance cover
  • Proof of payment of the semester fee
  • If applicable, proof of de-registration from the German university at which you were previously enrolled.