The dialog-oriented service procedure coordinates the allocation of study places on bachelor's programs at all participating higher education institutions. Every applicant can only accept one study place on hochschulstart.de which means that the capacity available at each higher education institution is used efficiently, and as many applicants as possible are allocated a study place.
You can find further information on the process on hochschulstart.de.
You need to register for both the online application portal of the University of Mannheim and the application portal on hochschulstart.de. To apply to the University of Mannheim online, you need your applicant ID (BID) and your applicant authentication number (BAN). You will receive these numbers once you have registered on hochschulstart.de.
On hochschulstart.de, you need to prioritize the programs you are applying for or the institutions to which you are applying as soon as possible since this is only possible until the end of coordination phase. Furthermore, you are only given the best possible offer of admission based on your list of priorities. Applications having a lower priority will not be considered.
If you get an offer for your first priority, you will automatically get an admission.
At the end of this coordination phase, you will automatically be granted admission based on your best possible offer. If an offer is not possible at all, unfortunately, you will get a letter of rejection.
Here, we explain what each status of the dialog-oriented service procedure means.
The application has been received by hochschulstart.de.
The application can be considered in the selection process.
The application has been excluded by the higher education institution and is not included in the selection process.
Admission offer exists
You have received an offer of admission from a higher education institution. If you accept this offer, you will receive an official letter of admission containing your personal enrollment deadline. Please note: once you accept an offer of admission, you will no longer be included in any other admissions processes.
Admission offer not currently possible
A study place can not be allocated to you a this time but your application is still being included in the admissions process. This status does not mean that your application has been rejected. Please note: as soon as this status is shown in your account, you will be able to view your place on the ranking list on hochschulstart.de
The decision on which applications are rejected is announced by the end of August. Letters of rejection are sent out by hochschulstart.de.
You can find detailed information on each status in the glossary on hochschulstart.de.
Sometimes, official letters of admission may contain prerequisites. They are usually listed in the portal on hochschulstart.de before you accept your offer of admission. These prerequisites for admission are conditions which must be fulfilled in order to take up your studies at the University of Mannheim. For example, an applicant is allocated a study place for a second degree in the field of Business Administration but did not submit proof of his or her English language proficiency as part of the application. In this case, he or she must submit the relevant proof by the beginning of the lecture period in September. We therefore advise that you check whether your official letter of admission contains any prerequisites for admission before accepting a study place.