What means lottery procedure?

If there are still free places in the program past the regularly application procedure, these places are assigned by a lottery procedure. Applicants for the MSc/PhD programs »Molecular Life Sciences: Microbiology, Biotechnology and Biochemistry«, »Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution« and »Developmental, Neural, and Behavioral Biology« should register to apply for the lottery procedure via the online portal. Registration for the lottery procedure will open in September/October.