A selection procedure is conducted if the number of applicants to a master's program exceeds the number of places available.
In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HZG) and impending amendments to the HZG, admission to master's programs is based on the following quotas:
- Ten in one hundred places are allocated for hardship cases (hardship quota).
Once this quota has been filled, the remaining places are allocated as follows:
- Ninety in one hundred are admitted based on aptitude and motivation (achievement quota) in accordance with selection criteria established by the faculties.
- Ten in one hundred are admitted according to the number of half-years which have passed since qualifications for admission to a master's program have been obtained (waiting period quota).
The faculties decide how aptitude and motivation are determined in their respective selection statutes.