Admission limits (NC) in restricted-admission degree programmes

Starting in the summer semester 2021, new rules will take effect on how study places are allocated. Applicants will no longer be eligible for admission beyond the waiting time quota. Instead the applicant's Abitur grade will be improved by 0.1 for every semester (up to 7 max.) they have waited for admission. Consequently, the admission limits indicated below are not applicable in all cases.

Information on study-place allocation procedures and admission

Admission limits (NC - numerus clausus) are recalculated every semester on the basis of the current application pool. That means the University never sets an "NC" in advance. 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 winter semester 2021/22 [de] admission limits summer semester 2021 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2020/21 [de] admission limits summer semester 2020 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2019/20 [de] admission limits summer semester 2019 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2018/19 [de] admission limits summer semester 2018 [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 study-place allocation tables for earlier semesters including WS 2020/21 (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.

    Please note: Waiting time is recognised as all semesters (half years) you have not been enrolled at a German university since receiving your Abitur (university entrance qualification). 

    Legend:

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

    How to read the study-place allocation tables starting in SS 2021 (example):

    best Abitur graduates AdH
    DN
    Service Lots VN Service Lots
    Business Administration Bachelor 1.4 no no 2.1 no yes

    In this example, all applicants who received top marks on their Abitur (university entrance qualification) with an average grade of at least 1.4, and who didn't complete military or civil service, were admitted into the bachelor's programme in Business Administration. As lots were not used in the allocation process, all applicants with a Abitur grade of 1.4 or better were granted admission. 

    By means of the university-wide selection procedure (AdH), applicants who did not perform military or civil service and who received an "allocation grade" (VN) of 2.1 were granted admission. The allocation grade is based on the Abitur grade improved by 0.1 for each waiting semester. Because lots were used in this case, not all applicants with an allocation grade of 2.1 who did not perform military/civil service were granted admission. 

    Please note: Waiting time is recognised as all semesters (half years) you have not been enrolled at a German university since receiving your Abitur (university entrance qualification).

    Legend:

    AdH University-wide selection procedure
    DN Average grade of the Abitur as indicated on the certificate
    VN Allocation grade: Abitur grade improved by 0.1 for each waiting semester
    Service

    The last applicant granted admission who performed military/civil service
    More information about military/civil service

    Lots Lots were used to decide admission between candidates of equal ranking (grade/service)
    alle B. All applicants were granted 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 2021/22 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2020/21 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2019/20 [de]
    admission limits winter semester 2018/19 [de]

    How to read the study-place allocation tables for earlier semesters including WS 2020/21 (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.

    Please note: Waiting time is recognised as all semesters (half years) you have not been enrolled at a German university since receiving your Abitur (university entrance qualification).

    Legend:

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

    How to read the study-place allocation tables starting in SS 2021 (example):

    Best Abitur graduates AdH
    DN Service Lots VN Service Lots
    Biology Bachelor HRSGe 1.4 no no 2.1 no yes

    In this example, all applicants who received top marks on their Abitur (university entrance qualification) with an average grade of at least 1.4, and who didn't complete military or civil service, were admitted into the bachelor's programme in Biology. As lots were not used in the allocation process, all applicants with a Abitur grade of 1.4 or better were granted admission.

    By means of the university-wide selection procedure (AdH), applicants who did not perform military or civil service and who received an "allocation grade" (VN) of 2.1 were granted admission. The allocation grade is based on the Abitur grade improved by 0.1 for each waiting semester. Because lots were used in this case, not all applicants with an allocation grade of 2.1 who did not perform military/civil service were granted admission.

    Please note: Waiting time is recognised as all semesters (half years) you have not been enrolled at a German university since receiving your Abitur (university entrance qualification).

    Legend:

    AdH University-wide selection procedure
    DN Average grade of the Abitur as indicated on your certificate
    VN Allocation grade: Abitur grade improved by 0.1 for each waiting semester
    Service The last applicant granted admission who performed military/civil service
    More information about military/civil service
    Lots Lots were used to decide admission between candidates of equal ranking (grade/service)
    alle B. All applicants were granted 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)

    Die hier nicht aufgelisteten Fächer sind zulassungsfrei.

    Im WiSe 2021/22 konnten nicht in allen zulassungsbeschränkten Fächern alle Bewerbenden zugelassen werden. Bitte beachten Sie, dass dies in Zukunft auch in weiteren Fächern möglich sein kann.

    Legend:

    AdH University-wide selection procedure
    (prel.) DN (preliminary) average grade (of the respective subject)
    VN Allocation grade: (preliminary) average grade improved by 0,1 for each waiting semester
    Service The last applicant granted admission who performed military/civil service
    More information about military/civil service
    Lots Lots were used to decide admission between candidates of equal ranking (grade/service)
    alle B. All applicants were granted admission
    Degree programme - Subject
    Bestenquote AdH
    (Vorl.) DN Service Lots VN Service Lots
    Master of Education für das Lehramt an Gymnasien und Gesamtschulen
    MEd Gym/Ges - Bildungswissenschaften Alle B.
    MEd Gym/Ges - Chemie Alle B.
    MEd Gym/Ges - Deutsch Alle B.
    MEd Gym/Ges - Englisch Alle B.
    MEd Gym/Ges - Pädagogik 1,7 No No 1,8 No Yes
    MEd Gym/Ges - Sozialwissenschaften 2,2 No Yes 2,2 No Yes
    Master of Education für das Lehramt an Haupt-, Real-, Sekundar- und Gesamtschulen
    MEd HRSGe - Bildungswissenschaften Alle B.
    MEd HRSGe - Deutsch Alle B.
    MEd HRSGe - Englisch Alle B.
    Master of Education für das Lehramt an Grundschulen
    MEd Grundschule - Bildungswissenschaften Alle B.
    MEd Grundschule - Englisch Alle B.
    MEd Grundschule - Lernbereich I - Sprachliche Grundbildung Alle B.
    MEd Grundschule - Lernbereich II - Mathematische Grundbildung Alle B.
    MEd Grundschule - Lernbereich III - Natur- und Gesellschaftswiss. Alle B.
    Master of Education für das Lehramt an Berufskollegs
    MEd Berufskolleg - Bildungswissenschaften Alle B.
    MEd Berufskolleg - Biologie Alle B.
    MEd Berufskolleg - Deutsch Alle B.
    MEd Berufskolleg - Englisch Alle B.
    MEd Berufskolleg - Ernährungs- und Hauswirtschaftswissenschaften Alle B.
    MEd Berufskolleg - Gesundheitswissenschaft/Pflege Alle B.
    MEd Berufskolleg - Pädagogik Alle B.
  • Master's degree programmes

    The admission limits for master's degree programmes at the University of Münster are determined by the selection committees of the respective master's degree programme in the faculty. The contact details of the study programme coordination in the faculty, which can provide you with information on this, can be found in the Study Guide. After selecting your master's degree programme, please scroll down to the section "Fachstudienberatung".