It is necessary to make an application to both study programmes with admission restriction as well as study programmes without admission restrictions.
However, in the case of applications that are completely exempt from admission, the request for enrolment can subsequently be submitted directly online. For certain study programmes you may be required to take aptitude tests with varying deadlines. Both points apply whether applying for first semester studies or for applications to higher semesters. In any case, please pay attention to the respective application and enrollment deadlines.
You have a German Abitur or a German university degree or are a foreign national with periods of study at German higher education institutions and would like to apply for a Bachelor or Master's degree program?
➥ application and status portal for Bachelor's and Master's programmes
For 1-subject Bachelor's programmes with restricted admission, please also note the special features of the Dialog-Oriented Service Procedure (in German).
If you would like to apply for a Master of Education, please read about the access to the Master of Education (in German) beforehand.
You have a German Abitur or a German university degree and would like to apply in the 1st semester for the subject Law (first legal examination)?
Please use the application and status portal for this purpose. Please also note the special features of the Dialog-Oriented Service Procedure (in German).
The study places for the subject Law (State Examination) are subject to admission restrictions (numerus clausus).
If you have any special questions regarding the study place or the application procedure at Bielefeld University, the Student Office will help you.
On the pages of the Medical School OWL [Medizinische Fakultät OWL] you will find all relevant information for the application to study medicine.
All study places in medicine at universities in Germany are allocated by the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung. There you will also find further information on the admission procedure.
Attention: Please inform yourself about the application deadlines at hochschulstart.de.
For each application you will receive a separate admission or rejection. In case of admission, you can enrol or change your degree programme. If there is a move-up procedure, you will automatically take part in it. In case of rejection, you can still apply for the lottery procedure afterwards.