Who can help me with questions that are not answered on this page?
If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Advisory Service.
What is DoSV (Dialog-Oriented Service Procedure)?
DoSV is a centralized procedure for the distribution of study places for first-year students via the hochschulstart.de platform. It helps to coordinate the allocation of undergraduate degree programs with restricted admissions on a federal level. TH Lübeck participates in the DoSV with several Bachelor programs.
What is the difference between admission-free and admission-restricted study programs?
All applicants with a university entrance qualification who apply for an admission-free Bachelor's program within the deadline will receive a study place. After submitting your online application, you will immediately receive your printable admission letter together with your application for admission so that you can enroll directly.
If you apply for an admission-restricted degree program, you will take part in an allocation procedure. More details can be found under "Application information".
Do I need certified application documents?
No, a simple copy is sufficient for the application. Please note that you can enroll directly in admission-free Bachelor's degree programs that do not require special admission. Here, certifications may sometimes be required.
What happens to my documents if I do not get a study place?
The documents will be destroyed in accordance with the Student Data Protection Regulation. Your documents can only be sent back if you have enclosed an envelope with your adddress and sufficient postage.
Can I apply for more than one degree program?
You can only apply once per semester. Only one degree program can be named in the application. Exception DoSV: here you may select two study programs.
Tip: If there are study places available after the end of the allocation procedure or after the end of the enrollment period, we will inform you on our website about the possibility of a renewed application.
I don't want to take up my study place. Do I have to deregister?
No, vacant places will be made available to other prospective students in the move-up procedure. If your study place has been coordinated via hochschulstart.de, please withdraw your application there so that the study place offer can be passed on to the next applicant.
Do I have to reapply for the next semester if haven't taken up my study place / I have been rejected?
A new and complete application is always required. It is not possible to resort to previous applications; there are no waiting lists. Application records will be deleted and documents are destroyed - unless your application included a return envelope plus postage.
What is preferential admission?
If your service period (e.g. military service, FSJ) has prevented you from taking up your studies, you are eligible for preferential admission. After completion of your service, you need to provide your original notification of admission TH Lübeck as well as a service certificate (/certified copy) in addition to your new application.
I already studied once, do I have to reapply for a second degree program?
A second degree implies that you have previously pursued a degree. If you have previously studied at other universities without graduating, you are considered to be studying for your first degree.
I already have a Bachelor's degree and would now like to obtain a Master's degree. Is this a second degree?
No. As a rule, a Master's degree always requires an associated Bachelor's degree. This is a so-called consecutive Master's degree program (the content of which builds on the previous degree). In addition, there are also so-called non-consecutive and continuing Master's degree programs. As a rule, the content of these courses does not build on one another and may require further training / practical work experience.
How do I apply for a higher semester?
This is possible if you change your university or study program. Please complete the online application at Application for a Higher Semester. If necessary, please enclose the placement certificate for the higher semester, a certificate of enrollment or exmatriculation and your university entrance qualification. After the application period has ended, we will check whether there are any places available. Subsequently, you will receive a written notification.
Do I have to provide an exmatriculation certificate together with the application?
If you apply for the first semester and the same degree program, you must have been exmatriculated from the other university and provide proof together with your application documents. If you apply for a different degree program, you will only have to provide proof of your exmatriculation at the time of your enrollment.
What fees do I have to pay?
There are no tuition fees in Schleswig-Holstein. However, every student has to pay a semester fee (currently approx. 270 euros). This fee includes, among other things, a state-wide semester ticket, which is valid throughout Schleswig-Holstein and in Hamburg for the HVV AB zone.
A one-time processing fee of 50 euros must be paid for enrollment.
Online students must also pay a media subscription fee for the online modules.
When will I be informed if I get a study place?
The allocation procedure for admission-restricted degree programs takes place at the beginning of August for the winter semester, and at the beginning of February for the summer semester. The notifications are sent by regular mail. If your application is coordinated via hochschulstart.de, you will receive the notification by email or regular mail, depending on what you selected during the application process.
Admission-freeBachelor's degree programs: Immediately after submitting your online application you will receive a printout of the admission letter with the application form and can enroll.
Admission-free Master's degree programs: We will notify you whether or not you have been accepted after your application documents have been reviewed.
You can check your application status via an internet portal. You will receive the access details after you have completed your online application.