1. registration on hochschulstart.de
In the first step, you register via the hochschulstart.de portal andthen log in with your access data. In the course of registration, you will be assigned two individual identification numbers, the applicant ID (BID) and the applicant authentication number (BAN), which you will need for your applications in the University of Erfurt application portal.
2. registration in the applicant portal of the University of Erfurt
Before you can submit an application, you must also register on the University of Erfurt application portalto create an applicant account at the University of Erfurt. When registering, please enter your access data from hochschulstart.de (BID and BAN) in order to transfer your personal and contact data from there.
Please note that you may only make any changes to your personal data within the application process on hochschulstart.de!!!
For registration, please also use an e-mail address that you check regularly. After registration, you will receive a message (welcome e-mail) with your user ID and an activation code / activation link to the e-mail address you provided. You can activate your account by entering the activation code or by calling up the activation link from the e-mail.
Important: Please remember your user ID, which you will receive in the welcome e-mail after your registration, as well as your self-selected password. You will need this to log in to the University of Erfurt application portal in future.
You must register again for each application semester. Data from previous semesters will be deleted. If you have already registered for the current application semester, you can log in directly with your access data.
As part of the application or enrolment process at the University of Erfurt, personal data is collected from you and stored. Before filling out the online form, please note the following information:
Information in accordance with Art. 13 EU-DSGVO on the collection, processing and use of personal data as part of the admission and enrolment procedures
3. submit application
After successful registration in the application portal of the University of Erfurt, you can now submit one or more application forms.
After you have selected your desired degree programme, you will be guided through the application step by step. As part of the application, you will be asked to upload documents (such as university entrance qualification) at some points. Once you have completed the data entry, your application will have the status "In preparation". You have the opportunity to check everything again and correct it if necessary.
Incomplete applications and applications that have not (yet) been submitted will be saved so that the application can be continued when you return.
Don't forget to submit your application (electronically) afterwards!
4. submit application (electronically)
In order for your application to be processed and checked, you still need to submit it electronically. After submitting an application, it receives the status "Received" and appears under "Submitted applications" in your application overview. In combination with an admission-free Bachelor's partial degree programme, the application subject status "Admitted" is already displayed (except for the admission-free Bachelor's partial degree programmes with special admission requirements: Music, Arts and Communication Studies, as these have to be examined separately).
The application is completely digital, i.e. you do not have to send any documents by post !
5. prioritise applications
In the DoSV you can submit up to 12 applications nationwide, including a maximum of 3 applications to the University of Erfurt.
If you submit more than one application in the dialogue-oriented service procedure, please remember to prioritise your desired studies. In doing so, you will put your named study preferences in an order that you yourself have determined. This is important so that hochschulstart.de can provide you with the admission that most closely matches your wishes. You can prioritise in the hochschulstart.de portal under "My applications" via the link "Prioritise applications" below the table "Submitted applications".
Please note: The determination of admission depends on your prioritisation! For example, if there are two offers of admission, the application with the lower priority is immediately and irrevocably eliminated from the procedure! In the case of admission offers that follow each other closely, this can mean that of your 12 applications, only the application with the highest priority remains within a very short time, which is immediately converted into an admission.
Detailed information on the application process including prioritisation and on the individual phases in the DoSV can be found on the hochschulstart.de website.
6. stay up to date
You can track the status of your applications in the University of Erfurt application portal. If you have activated the e-mail notification in the application portal, you will receive an e-mail from us if there has been a change in the status of your student application.
You will be informed by hochschulstart.de by e-mail about changes in the status of your application(s) and about possible admission offers.
If the University of Erfurt has set the status of your application to "Valid", it will take part in the procedure. Applications with the status "Received" or "Provisionally excluded" do not take part in the procedure, as documents may still be missing. Please be sure to note the status of the university in the University of Erfurt applicant portal!
Please note: You will only receive an e-mail when your status changes for the first time. If there are several status changes, no further e-mails will be sent until you next log on to the portal and inform yourself. If there are further changes, you will then receive a new e-mail.
You will be informed by hochschulstart.de about possible admission offers or admission according to the coordination rulesby e-mail and in the portal.
If you have actively accepted an admission offer or an admission according to the coordination rules, you will receive the admission notification electronically in the application portal of the University of Erfurt. You then have 14 days (deadline) to accept the place by applying for matriculation electronically and sending the signed matriculation application together with the required documents by post.
If you do not apply for matriculation within the 14-day deadline or if you do not send in the matriculation application with the required documents or send it in late, the place will immediately be allocated to another applicant and will no longer be available to you!
If you are unable to sign the enrolment application yourself and submit it with the necessary documents by post during the current admission procedure (in the period from the end of July to the end of September), you should authorise another person to do so. The written power of attorney granted by you must be enclosed with the enrolment application. Please point out the importance of the deadlines to the person concerned. Failure to do so will be at your expense.
If you have submitted all the required documents and you meet the admission requirements for a Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Erfurt, we will enrol you.
You will receive your user data for the University of Erfurt account (University of Erfurt e-mail address and your user name) by e-mail.
In a separate e-mail from the University Computer and Media Center (URMZ) you will receive your initial password for your university account. The initial password is preset for both the university account and the e-mail account and must first be changed. The change is made for the university account via the University Computer and Media Centre (URMZ) user portal and for the e-mail account via the webmail client. You can find more information on this on the help pages for the user account (OPAC).
Furthermore, we will send you your first student master data sheet together with your student ID (chip card) by post. On the master data sheet you will also find your University of Erfurt e-mail address and your user name for your University account.
Once you have completed your matriculation and registration, you will be a member of the University of Erfurt from the start of the semester.
Please note that your student identity card (thoska) must be validated by you before you can use it for the first time. It is best to do this on your first visit to the campus.
Campus map of the University of Erfurt with information on the locations of the thoska devices