Rejection letters: first-degree programs
This page is for applicants who receive a letter of rejection for a first-degree program as well as for applicants who want to know more about further procedures.
If you have applied for a degree program using the dialog-oriented service procedure, the information provided here is not suitable for you. Please refer to the DOSV website instead.
How do I know if I've been rejected?
On the dates listed in the application procedure and in the application information, you will find a letter stating results in your STiNE account under "Dokumente." Letters of acceptance and rejection will also be published at Universität Hamburg via your STiNE account at the same time as the main procedure is announced.
Please save your letter on your own PC. Letters of rejection are often required by other authorities (e.g. for insurance agencies issuing child subsidies) so saving is highly recommended. After the admission procedure has ended, your applicant account will be deleted. Letters of rejection or acceptance are no longer accessible and cannot be reinstated.
Who receives a letter of rejection?
The letter of rejection contains the reason for rejection:
- Applicants whose application in accordance with §17 UniZS (PDF) are rejected for formal reasons.
- A rejection due to capacity limitations is issued if an applicant's grade point average or waiting period (other selection criteria apply for master's programs) are not equivalent to those of other applicants.
Do I still have chances for admission if I receive a letter of rejection?
All applicants who have been rejected due to capacity limitations are automatically included in the succession procedure. Rejected applicants may be admitted in the succession procedure. As places allocated in the succession procedure must be accepted within a week, we strongly recommend checking your STiNE account (under "Dokumente") regularly (at least once a week) after you have received a letter of rejection so that do not miss enrollment deadlines if you are admitted in the succession procedure.