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- All German citizens and
- Applicants from EU Member States,
- Citizens of Lichtenstein, Norway and Iceland,
- Foreign nationals with a German high school qualification (Abitur) obtained either in Germany or at a German School Abroad ('Bildungsinländer/Bildungsinländerinnen'),
- Applicants who are not nationals of an EU Member State, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, but whose family members do fall into this category (first-degree relatives) and are employed in Germany,
must submit their applications to the 'Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (SfH)’ (the body responsible for admissions to higher education). Please note this centralized application service is reserved for courses with entrance requirements/restrictions (numerus clausus), i.e. either Medicine or Dentistry.
German citizens with dual nationality must apply as a German national.
Proof of German language proficiency is to be submitted at the point of matriculation. For further information, please click here.
Medicine and Dentistry courses do not offer special admission quotas for 'minors' (in this context, 'minors' refers to applicants who are under 19 years of age at the time of applying). State legislation only applies to degree courses which are subject to restricted admission at the local level. For information pertaining to applicants not belonging to any of the above-named categories, please click here.
Key dates for applications:
Applications for winter semesterentry: If the applicant's university entrance qualification was awarded before 16 January of the year of entry, the 'Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (SfH)' must be in receipt of the application by 31 May or 15 July of the same year (deadlines for applications).
Applications for summer semester entry: 15 January of the year of entry (deadline for applications)
Selection criteria for degree courses subject to nationwide entrance requirements (numerus clausus):
After an initial allocation of places set aside for designated priority groups, the ‘Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (SfH)’ allocates the remaining places as follows: 20% based on the university entrance qualification grade point average, and a further 20% of places based on the number of semesters spent on the waiting list.
60% of places are allocated via the centralized university selection process (AdH).
|Degree course||Preselection||University selection criteria|
|Medicine (licensing examination)||• 1st preference of location||University entrance qualification grade point average plus the result of the HAM-Net natural sciences aptitude test A total of 850 applicants are invited to sit the HAM-Nat aptitude test|
|Dentistry (licensing examination)||• 1st preference of location||University entrance qualification grade point average plus the result of the HAM-Net natural sciences aptitude test A total of 150 applicants are invited to sit the HAM-Nat aptitude test|
The HAM-Nat (natural sciences aptitude) test forms part of the university selection process. Summer semester 2019 candidates will sit the test on February 15, 2019 (Friday).
The HAM-Nat (natural sciences aptitude) test forms part of the university selection process. Winter semester 2019/2020 candidates will need to sit this test on 14 August 2019 (Wednesday).
The option of applying directly to Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is not available. Applicants must apply via the ‘Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (SfH)’ in order to be entered into the university selection process. Offers and rejections are issued by the SfH. Should you decide to not accept your offer, there is no need to inform the university directly; your place will be reallocated as part of the next stage of the SfH allocation process.