Information about Applying for the Summer Semester 2023

The following details are valid for basic Bachelor degree programmes!

  • Application period for Bachelor´s programmes with restricted admission (with NC): 15.11.2022 and is expected to end 15.01.2023.
  • Application period for open admission (NC-free) Bachelor´s degree programmes: begins 15.11.2022 and is expected to end 28.02.2023.
  • Application period for higher semesters and Master´s degree programmes: 15.11.2022 to 15.01.2023  (except MIE and MMB until 15.12.2022).
  • Again, please note that for the application procedure, the closing date for applications is also a cut-off date. Applications and documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Please apply as near to the start of the application period as possible; the application portal will then indicate if there are many mandatory documents which you have not yet submitted, so that you do not miss any deadlines.

To find out, take a look at the Start column on the page stated below. The Additional Entry Requirements column will show, whether your preferred degree programme has a Numerus Clausus NC (i.e. restricted admission) or not: Information on Degree Programs Offered.

Please note that new NC limits can only be calculated in the current application process. We cannot provide any information upfront, so refrain from sending us any enquiries. You will find NC limits used in previous application processes here.

  • 5 % for international (outside the European Economic Area - EEA - and foreign nationals that do not have a German university entrance qualification) applicants (exclusion quota), see also FAQ No. 10

Other special quotas:

  • 4 % for vocationally qualified students with no ‘Fachhochschulreife’ (qualification for entrance to universities of applied science).
  • 6 % for applicants for a dual study course (academic studies & apprenticeship).
  • 2 % for hardship cases.
  • 2 % for applicants for a second degree (exclusion quota).
  • 2 % top athletes and national competition participants with a distinction.
  • 2 % for applicants who have acquired the qualification for the chosen course of study in a degree program that has not yet been completed.

The remaining study places are allocated 90 % by qualification (average grade) and 10 % by waiting period.


Applications must be made using the OTH Regensburg online application procedure. Informal or other forms of application cannot be considered. Changes and additions to the application must be submitted online by the end of the application period, see FAQ No. 1; this also applies to special-case applications (e.g. hardship applications).


The application period/deadline given in FAQ No. 1 applies: This is a cut-off deadline! The sole criterion for compliance with the application deadline is the date on which the OTH Regensburg receives the online admission application. Applications received after this period cannot be considered. If you already have a university entrance qualification (HZB) from a previous year, you should apply as near to the start of the application period as possible; The application portal will then indicate if there are any required documents which you have not submitted so that you do not miss any deadlines.

  • University entrance qualification. If this is not yet available, see "Exception" below.*
  • VPD (preliminary review documentation) with uni-assist logo (foreign higher education entrance qualifications must be recognised by uni-assist, see FAQ 10).
  • CV (you are welcome to use our template)
  • For the Industrial Design, Music and Movement Based Social Work and Social Work courses only: proof of a completed pre-study placement
  • Certificate of service (only required with NC courses and if service has been completed)
  • De-registration certificate** from the last degree program at a German university with details of the University Semester (Hochschulsemester), Subject term (Fachsemester) and Leaves of absence (Urlaubssemester)
  • Proof of adequate knowledge of German for university admission**, if applicable
  • Training contract and/or school confirmation of academic studies & apprenticeship (dual study course applicants only)

* If your German university entrance qualification (HZB) does not entitle you to study in Bavaria, you must apply to the Certificate Recognition Office of the Free State of Bavaria (Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle für den Freistaat Bayern) with a cover letter (available from the Admissions and Organization Department). Please also apply to receive your grade point average.

Applicants with foreign university entrance qualifications have to submit their VPD with a uni-assist logo, see FAQ FAQ 10.1.

** These documents can be provided on enrollment if they are not available when the application is made.

If you are not offered a university place or if you do not take up the offer of a place your application documents will be destroyed after the application process for data protection reasons. We are unable to return documents to you even if you provide a postage paid and addressed envelope.


    If you have not received your VPD / university entrance qualification from the school by the end of the application period you can submit your certificates using the reload function in the application portal up until 20 July for a winter semester and for a summer semester until 20 January. Provisional certificates are not acceptable.

    For DoSV study programmes (= study programmes with Numerus Clausus NC, i.e. restricted admission):

    We first need to wait for the end of the application period and we then examine all the applications which have been received.

    For visa application purposes you will automatically receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your course application. No provisional admissions can be issued while the application process is ongoing. Admission notices are only valid for the semester you are applying for.

    Admission and rejection notices are e-mailed to applicants by the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung ( from the end of July until the end of August for a winter semester and from the end of January until the end of February for a summer semester. 

    If you receive an offer of admission, make sure to accept it by the deadline at Important: Sometimes coordination rules allow Hochschulstart to automatically accept the offer of a study place for you. In this case, your status is listed as "admission offered" and you can immediately enroll online in our application portal.

    Vacant study places in DoSV study programs are distributed by the Foundation for University Admission (Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung) until all study places have been allocated. Bavarian universities do not operate lottery systems.

    We cannot possibly predict whether you will receive a place through the procedure for the allocation of free study places, as we do not know how applicants will react. We kindly ask you to refrain from such inquiries.

    For study programmes without Numerus Clausus NC (i.e. admission is not restricted):

    If your application status is "Valid", we can already let you know that you will be offered a place of study at the OTH Regensburg (exception: Bachelor's degree programmes in Architecture and Industrial Design). The admission letter will be available for download in the application portal. If you can not receive admission, you will receive a notice of rejection at the end of August.

    If you have been offered admission, you can accept the admission offer immediately in the application portal and enroll online.

    If you have also applied for a restricted-admission study programme, please wait with your current enrollment until the allocation of places has been decided there. However, to be on the safe side, you should enroll by the end of the deadline at the latest.

    The following applies to all study programmes:

    If the deadline for acceptance of a study place or for enrollment is not met, the application must be excluded from the further admission procedure or from enrollment. It is therefore essential that you observe the deadline! If you cannot/will not accept a study place due to fulfillment of a service (civilian or military) or for personal reasons, we do not require any notification thereof!

    You will find all necessary information here about the enrollment.

    You will find all necessary information here about the pre-study placement.

    International quota

    The international applicant quota only covers non-German or stateless applicants who are not nationals of a Member State of the European Economic Area (EEA) and who have not obtained their university entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school abroad. In terms of entrance requirements, no distinction is made between EEA nationals / foreign nationals with a German university entrance qualification, and Germans.

    Nationality is relevant for admission. If there are two nationalities and the university is aiming for the quota for foreign course applicants, then only the non-German nationality may be given.

    5 % of places are reserved for international applicants. Applicants are selected according to their level of qualification, waiting times are not credited. Applications for recognition of hardship cases cannot be considered.

    For more information, please see the following:

    10.1 Recognition of certificates
    10.2 German language skills
    10.3 Applying for Admission

    Applicants who have already completed a degree at a German university of applied sciences or who complete it by the end of the application period, see FAQ No. 1, can only be admitted within the special quota of 2 % of course places.

    If you are not in possession of your first degree diploma by the end of the application period, see FAQ No. 1, you cannot be included in the quota for applicants for a second degree.

    The separate information sheet contains further information.

    Applicants with a "Meister" or equivalent diploma can apply at the OTH Regensburg without limitations and are not restricted to certain subjects.

    Applicants who have completed a vocational training course (certificate of completion together with the diploma from the vocational college) and then worked for a minimum of 3 years in a position matching their vocational training, can apply to the OTH Regensburg subject to certain limitations and subject restrictions. Whether your vocational training meets the requirements for the course for which you apply is decided by academic counsellors at a mandatory consultation. Successful attendance of a two-semester probation course is another requirement.

    The following applies to both groups: Before you apply, you must have an interview with the academic advisor and upload, confirmation of this interview (available from the academic advisor) in the application portal. Appointments or invitations will not be automatically given. Please arrange an individual appointment for the interview with the academic advisor as early as possible. Confirmation from advisors at other universities in Bavaria will be recognized for the same or similar courses of study and must also be uploaded in the application portal.

    If it is a Numerus Clausus (restricted admission) degree programme, 4% will be allocated within the framework of the special quota for qualified professionals in accordance with Art. 45 BayHSchG. Within this quota, a special quota for professionally qualified applicants is formed. The share of the special quota corresponds to the share of professionally qualified applicants in the total number of applicants according to Art. 45 BayHSchG (exclusion quota). The selection is then made on the basis of the average grade of the professional or master craftsman certificate or an equivalent qualification.

    If you have any questions, please contact the General Student Advisory Service.

    If you do not want to study full-time but part-time – i.e. parallel to your job – we recommend a visit to the pages of the Centre for Continuing Education and Knowledge Management (ZWW). The OTH Regensburg offers various part-time Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, whereby the Bachelor's degree programmes can also be completed without an "Abitur".

    In particular, attending a preparatory course (e.g. mathematics) proves to be useful for taking up technical or engineering studies. Here the OTH Regensburg offers suitable preparation courses for professionally qualified students.

    In the study programmes with Numerus Clausus NC (i.e. restricted admission), it is possible to submit special-case applications. A distinction is made between applications for hardship, cases of special public interest and compensation for disadvantages. Please note: Special-case applications are not possible if do not have a HZB (university entrance qualification), are not a German citizen and you are a foreign applicant from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). For this group of persons there is the special quota “international” see FAQ 4.

    The documents must be uploaded digitally together with the study application, at the latest by the end of the application period. Further information can be found in the separate information sheet.

    Applicants with a disability or chronic condition will find more information here.

    As a general rule, it is possible to apply for different study degree programmes. (Bachelor and Master or higher semester Bachelor and first semester Bachelor can also be combined. Important note: Different courses have different application periods!) This is intended for programmes with numerus clausus NC (i.e. with restricted admission) because of the uncertainty of getting a place. However, there is little point in applying for more than one programme without numerus clausus NC (i.e. admission is not restricted) as it can assumed that you will be able to obtain a place if you submit a valid application.

    Please note the following important points however (and the special procedure for restricted admission courses):

    • An application for admission consists of an application number under which multiple courses are listed. You only need to upload your documents once – see FAQ No. 6. Bear in mind however that different courses also require different documents, e.g. pre-study placement.
    • You cannot refer to application documents used in previous applications.
    • We can only accept applications for the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, not for other universities.
    • If you have been accepted for numerous study degree programmes and you have decided on one of them, we do not need to be informed that you have declined the other degree programmes.

    Have you signed a contract with an additional agreement for a dual study course (Academic Studies & Apprenticeship) and are you interested in a restricted admission study programme?

    Then apply for this one year prior to the start of your studies in due time and form together with your study sponsorship contract (apprenticeship contract). You can then participate in the university study place allocation procedure.

    When the application procedure begins for the semester in which you actually want to start your studies, you must again apply in due time and form. Upload your study sponsorship contract (apprenticeship contract), the admission notice from the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (, or the deferral notice along with your application. You will then be considered as "already admitted*" and will certainly receive a study place.

    All applications are marked with an application status in our HISinOne application portal. You should regularly check the status of your own application.

    In preparation
    You have not yet submitted your application online.

    Received online
    You have submitted an online application. This may take a few days to process because of the large number of applications. Please be patient.

    Your application has been processed and you are part of the university's place allocation procedure. The application portal will tell you if supporting documents are still needed and tell you when to submit them.

    Provisionally excluded
    Your application has been processed but you are not part of the university's place allocation procedure. The application portal will tell you what important documents are needed and when you must submit them.

    Your application has this status if it is not valid and so has been excluded from the course allocation process.

    A status can change, e.g. when support documents are received, or your application is checked a second time etc. You should therefore always check your status again before the end of the application period.

    Admission offered – admission notice follows
    Congratulations! You have been offered a place in this degree program. If you applied for a degree programme without Numerus Clausus NC (i.e. admission is not restricted), you can download your admission notice from the application portal. 
    For degree programmes with Numerus Clausus NC (i.e. with restricted admission) you must first accept the place with You will then receive your admission notice by e-mail from the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (= Please keep the admission notice safely and do not delete it, copies can not be issued. Please check your e-mail and spam folder regularly.

    Offer of admission not possible at the present time – rejection notice to follow
    We’re sorry. You have not received a place on this degree programme because of the Numerus Clausus NC (restricted admission). Please wait for the written rejection notice – it will show you all further information. Please do not call us to ask whether any study place have become free. We cannot predict how the admission procedure will develop and whether or not a place will become available. You will be informed as soon as possible if a place does become available. Please keep the rejection notice in a safe place – copies cannot be issued.

    Information about your application status with

    Please refer to this page where you will find information on the application procedure as well as on the Bachelor degree programme (first semester).