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Lateral Entry (Restricted-Admission Programmes)

Application and Enrolment in seven Steps

This description applies for students who are looking to change over to a restricted-admission programme at Göttingen into a higher subject-related semester and who fulfil one of the following qualifications:

  • They have been studying the respective subject / programme at a university abroad.
  • They have been studying a programme which is similar but not identical to the one offered at Göttingen, at another German university.


Preparation: Scan your documents – in particular your university entrance qualification certificate (e.g. German Abitur), to enable you to upload these to the portal. The data formats pdf, jpg, tiff, doc and docx will be accepted.

Certificate of Transferable Credits
You must have the existing transferable credits and study achievements from your previous programme verified by your new degree programme ("Certificate of Transferable Credits"). Please contact the appropriate subject-specific Academic and Examination Advising in the Faculties (see Subjects from A - Z>Contact).

Online data input and upload of your documents
Enter your personal data and specify your desired degree programme on the application and enrolment portal. Upload the required documents, then submit your application in order to participate in the application procedure.

Documents for the application

  • Certificate of transferable credits for completed examination prerequisites and examination results from the authority responsible in Göttingen for the subject. This certificate can be handed in afterwards, but must be submitted at the latest on 31.08.2017.
  • University entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur certificate or equivalent)
  • confirmation of periods of study from the university previously attended, specifying the university and subject semesters already completed
  • the form "Additional information for the admission application", including all required evidence
  • where applicable, a certificate of service (for military or civil service, or a social year,...)
  • where applicable, a detailed statement of the grounds for lodging a hardship application (medical certificates, expert opinions, ...)

Important: A full and complete translation of any certificates not issued in German (EU) must be submitted.


Statutory declaration ("Eidesstattliche Versicherung") to be uploaded
Following submission of your application, you are required to print out the statutory declaration generated by your data input ("Eidesstattliche Versicherung"). Please sign, scan and upload it in our application and enrolment portal.


Admission / Refusal
Your application will be evaluated by the University. You will be notified of admission or rejection by e-mail. In the event of admission, you have to accept the university place directly on the application and enrolment portal by lodging your application for enrolment.

Online enrolment and upload of your documents
In order to enrol, you are required to upload your enrolment documents enrolment documents on the application and enrolment portal and enter some additional data.

Documents for enrolment

  • Original insurance certificate for students from a statutory health insurance fund (AOK, BEK, DAK, etc.). Students covered by private health insurance must obtain a certificate from their health insurers stating that they are exempt from statutory health insurance.
  • For foreign prospective students only: evidence of German language proficiency (DSH test)

Please note: certificates in any language other than German must be submitted in the form of a certified translation.


Transferring the Tuition Fee
Please remit the semester fees to the University now. Your enrolment can only be finalised after your payment has been received. Please enter your applicant number and your name on the remittance slip!

Payment by transfer
Please transfer the semester fees in due time to the university bank account.

Payee („Empfänger”): Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Account with Nord/LB Hannover
Friedrichswall 10
30159 Hannover
GERMANY

IBAN DE57 2505 0000 0199 9537 04
BIC/SWIFT-Code NOLA DE 2H


Reference („Verwendungszweck”)
Please enter the following information into the "reference" field:

  • Your matriculation nummber (or registration/application number)
  • Your surname and given name
  • The semester of reference (e.g. winter semester 20xy)


Confirmation by the University
You will be mailed a confirmation automatically.


Note: For admission into some language programmes you need to fulfil specific language requirements. Applicants for the subject Sports must verify their abilities before beginning the programme (see Subjects from A - Z).

Change of university: students changing over between identical programmes within Germany are not classified as lateral entrants but as "university changers" (see link on the right).