Admission limits (NC) in restricted-admission degree programmes

Admission limits (NC - numerus clausus) are recalculated every semester on the basis of the current application pool. Therefore, the limits listed below do not provide an accurate measure of whether your application will meet future admission requirements based on average grade or waiting time. Nonetheless, the limits of past years can offer you a certain degree of guidance.

  • Bachelor's programmes/State examination (EU/EEA applicants)

    To view the admission limits of past semesters, click the links provided in the following table:

    Winter Semester Summer Semester
    admission limits summer semester 2018 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2017/18 [de] admission limits summer semester 2017 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2016/17 [de] admission limits summer semester 2016 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2015/16 [de] admission limits summer semester 2015 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2014/15 [de] admission limits summer semester 2014 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2013/14 [de] admission limits summer semester 2013 [de]

    You can view the admission limits for degree programmes in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry on the website of the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung.

    How to read the table (example):

    Qualification Waiting time
    DN
    HJ HJ DN
    Business Administration Bachelor 2.2 4 5 3.3

    In this example, all applicants to the bachelor's programme in Business Administration, who achieved an average grade of at least 2.1 in their Abitur (university entrance qualification), received a study place based on their "degree of qualification". Admission was not granted, however, to all applicants with an average grade of 2.2 and four waiting semesters.

    With regard to the "waiting time" quota, all applicants with at least six half years of waiting time were granted admission to the programme. Of those who had five half years of waiting time, admission could only be granted to candidates who achieved an average grade of at least 3.3 in their Abitur.

    Note: Waiting time is calculated in half-year intervals starting from the date the applicant received his/her university entrance qualification (Abitur) to the date he/she applied for university admission. Only full half-year intervals are counted, e.g. from 1 April to 30 September (summer semester) and from 1 October to 31 March (winter semester). The total waiting time is deducted by the number of half-year intervals, during which the applicant was enrolled at a German university.

    Legend:

    DN Average grade (Abitur)
    HJ Half years (no. of waiting semesters)
    alle B. All applicants gained admission

  • Teaching Degrees – Bachelor's programmes (EU/EEA applicants)

    Information about teaching degrees:


    Teaching degree programmes only commence in winter semesters. To view the admission limits of past semesters, click the links provided in the following table:

    admission limits winter semester 2017/18 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2016/17 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2015/16 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2014/15 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2013/14 [de]

    How to read the table (example):

    Qualification Waiting Time
    DN
    HJ HJ DN
    Biology BA HRSGe 2.4 4 4 3.3

    In this example, all applicants to the teaching degree bachelor's programme in Biology, who achieved an average grade of at least 2.3 in their Abitur (university entrance qualification), received a study place based on their "degree of qualification". Admission was not granted, however, to all applicants with an average grade of 2.4 and four waiting semesters.

    With regard to the "waiting time" quota, all applicants with at least five half years of waiting time were granted admission to the programme. Of those who had four half years of waiting time, admission could only be granted to candidates who achieved an average grade of at least 3.3 in their Abitur.

    Note: Waiting time is calculated in half-year intervals starting from the date the applicant received his/her university entrance qualification (Abitur) to the date he/she applied for university admission. Only full half-year intervals are counted, e.g. from 1 April to 30 September (summer semester) and from 1 October to 31 March (winter semester). The total waiting time is deducted by the number of half-year intervals, during which the applicant was enrolled at a German university.

    Legend:

    DN Average grade (Abitur)
    HJ Half years (no. of waiting semesters)
    alle B. All applicants gained admission

  • Bachelor's programmes / State examination degree programmes (non-EU/non-EEA applicants)

    A legally mandated proportion of study places in restricted-admission bachelor's programmes and state examination degree programmes are reserved for applicants from non-EU countries. Study places are allocated primarily on the basis of the average grade of the applicant's university entrance qualification (see admission limits). Because the number of non-EU applications varies in every application round, we cannot offer you a reliable prognosis of what your average grade will have to be in order to gain admission to any specific restricted subject. As a rule of thumb, the more popular the subject is, the higher your average grade will have to be in order to secure a study place.

    For example, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy are extremely popular subjects. Past experience shows that candidates usually require an excellent average grade in order to even have a chance of receiving a study place. Other popular subjects include Business Administration, Psychology and Communication Science.

  • Master of Education (MEd)

    Since the winter semester 2014, candidates can apply for admission to the "Master of Education LABG 2009" degree programme. In past semesters, all applicants have been granted admission. This can change from semester to semester depending on the number of applicants.

  • Master's degree programmes

    The admission limits for master's degree programmes at the University of Münster are determined by the selection committees in the respective faculties. For contact data, click here. Below the list of degree programmes, you will find information on "degree course advisors".