What is a succession procedure?
If applicants who have been offered a place do not accept the offer, a so-called "succession procedure" allocates the vacancy to the applicant ranked next on the respective list (i.e. waiting period / performance lists).
Who takes part in the succession procedure?
Every applicant rejected due to place limitations automatically takes part in succession procedures. These applicants do not need to and cannot re-apply.
Applicants rejected for formal reasons and who are disqualified from admission procedures in accordance with §17 of the UniZS (PDF) (university admission statutes) may not take part in succession procedure.
When is a succession procedure conducted?
Succession procedures take place immediately following main admission procedures. Once the enrollment phase of the main admission procedure has been completed and all enrollment documents have been reviewed, succession procedures can begin.
How do I know if I have been admitted in a succession procedure?
In a succession procedure, only those applicants who are admitted receive an offer of admission. No new rejection letters are sent.
Since places offered in the succession procedure must be accepted within a week, we strongly recommend that applicants regularly check their STiNE account under "Dokumente" (at least weekly) to ensure they don't miss any succession procedure deadlines.
As soon as it is clear that there are still places available, succession procedures are conducted for given programs accordingly and offers of admission are published in your STiNE account. This means that we cannot answer questions prior to the procedure; applicants admitted in the succession procedure are notifed via STiNE immediately. We request, therefore, that your refrain from contacting us about the status of your application or succession procedures.
As a rule, succession procedures end when the lecture period begins. However, succession procedures may still be conducted. If you have not received an offer of admission by November or April (depending on the start of the program), you may assume that you will no longer receive one.