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Admission procedure

At the HafenCity University the study places for bachelor are awarded as follows:

 

  • All applicants according to § 8 AZO have to deducted beforehand of the defined admission numbers
  • 10 % foreign-students quota (for foreign national and stateless person, unless on a par with Germans)
  • 5 % hardship quota (for person, who a refusal denote a extraordinary hardship)
  • 2 % top athlete quota (for sportsmen and women who belong to a formed at federal level A, B, C or D/C squad of a top professional association of the German Olympic Committee of the Olympic Training Center Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein (OSP) supervised sport (athletes) and for this reason are bounded to Hamburg as a study place)
  • 3 % for applicants without a school entrance qualification (vocational qualification)
  • 90 % achievement quota
  • 10 % waiting quota

 

 

Information about admission restriction (Numerus Clausus)

Below is an explanation as to how grades and waiting periods relate to admission restriction policies. The following frequently-asked questions reveal several common misconceptions about restriction policies:

  • Which restrictions apply to the upcoming sememster?
  • How does waiting improve my grade?
  • If I am rejected, am I added to the waiting list?

The following information aims to clear up any misconceptions about restriction policies.

 

The term NC denotes, first and foremost, an admission restriction. A degree program is restricted if a university decides before the start of a semester that only a limited number of applicants may be admitted. If there are more applications than the limitation allows for, there is a selection procedure in accordance with the above-mentioned criteria.

At the moment all bachelor degree programmes with the exception of Geodesy and Geoinformatics are restricted.

If you want to apply for the bachelor programme Architecture or Civil Engineering you get extra points for a successful completed technical and subject-specific professional training. Please click the words "Architecture" or "Civil Engineering" and you see for which professional training you get extra points.

For the awarding of study places we use a special conversion system. The grade of your higher education entrance qualification is converted in points (for example: grade 1,0 will be 45 points) and is multiplied with a weighting factor of 3. For the succesful completed technical and subject-specific professional training you get extra 15 points.

In the table below you see which points conform with the grade of your higher education entrance qualification.

Grade point average of the higher education entrance qualification result = System to convert the grade point average of the higher education entrance qualifacation. The points will be multiplicated with 3. Maybe you will get extra points for a subject-specifc vocational education for the bachelor programme Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics result with extra points
1,00 45,00 15 60
1,10 43,50 15 58,5
1,20 42,00 15 57
1,30 40,50 15 55,5
1,40 39,00 15 54
1,50 37,50 15 52,5
1,60 36,00 15 51
1,70 34,50 15 49,5
1,80 33,00 15 48
1,90 31,50 15 46,5
2,00 30,00 15 45
2,10 28,50 15 43,5
2,20 27,00 15 42
2,30 25,50 15 40,5
2,40 24,00 15 39
2,50 22,50 15 37,5
2,60 21,00 15 36
2,70 19,50 15 34,5
2,80 18,00 15 33
2,90 16,50 15 31,5
3,00 15,00 15 30
3,10 13,50 15 28,5
3,20 12,00 15 27
3,30 10,50 15 25,5
3,40 9,00 15 24
3,50 7,50 15 22,5
3,60 6,00 15 21
3,70 4,50 15 19,5
3,80 3,00 15 18
3,90 1,50 15 16,5
4,00 0 15 15

The first step consists in ranking applicants - both by grade + successfully completed technical and subject-specific professional training (achievement ranking) and by the amount of time, counted as a half-year or semester, since the applicant has received his Abitur or secondary-school leaving degree (waiting period ranking).

 

In the grade rankings, an applicant's Abiturnote (final or overall grade for secondary-school leaving degree) and at the bachelor degree programme Architecture and Civil Engineering extra a successfully completed technical and subject-specific professional training determines the ranking in relation to other applicants. Therfore the achievement ranking of the bachelor degree programmes are carried out with the help of a point system. If two applicants have the same number of points, a lottery procedure is use.

 

Applicants on the waiting list are ranked according to the number of half-years since they have received their Abitur (secondary school leaving certificate). The waiting period accrues from the date on which the secondary school leaving certificate (Abitur) was obtained. Please note, however, that during this time, applicants may not be enrolled at another university in Germany or abroad (periods of study are not counted as "waiting time"). If the waiting period is the same for several applicants, a lottery procedure is used. Applicants may not wait more than 16 semester.

 

 

 

After we have send out acceptance letters to the applicants who have been admitted. The admitted applicants have two weeks to confirm or reject admission. In many cases, applicants turn down an offer of admission (for example they have applied to another university). If admitted applicants reject the admission in this period, these places are offered  in a succession procedure to applicants ranked next in the list.

 

Once the entire succession procedure has been completed, a so-called NC Wert (threshold value) can be established - one according to grade plus a successfully completed technical and subject-specific professional training (only in Architecture and Civil Engineering) and one according to waiting time. Therefore the achievement threshold value corresponds to the number of points (grade + professional training) accrued by the last applicant admitted from the achievement list. The waiting period threshold value corresponds to the waiting time accrued by the last applicant admitted from the waiting list.

 

A grade point average does not improve according to the amount of time an applicant waits. Threshold values always reflect the relationship between supply (number of places) and demand (number of applicants). Threshold values can only provide information about past, not future, selection procedures. No one establishes a threshold value for a future selection procedure; threshold values are based solely on the grades and waiting times of the last applicants on the admission lists. You can find past restriction values below. There you can also find out about the ratios of places and applicants.

 

 

 

Admission numbers

degree programme capacity applications admission till number of points waiting time
bachelor Architecture 90 942 31,5 10
bachelor Civil Engineering 150 458 6,0 -
bachelor Geodesy and Geoinformatics open admission 70 open admission open admission
bachelor Metropolitan Culture 45 150 16,5 8
bachelor Urban Planning 70 518 28,5 10
degree programme capacity applications admission till number of points waiting time
bachelor Architecture 90 1219 33 12
bachelor Civil Engineering 150 706 18 4
bachelor Geodesy and Geoinformatics open admission 120 open admission open admission
bachelor Metropolitan Culture 45 251 24 9
bachelor Urban Planning 70 767 30 10
degree programme capacity applications admission till number of points waiting time
bachelor Architecture 90 1435 33 11
bachelor Civil Engineering 150 782 16,5 2
bachelor Geomatic open admission 132 open admission open admission
bachelor Metropolitan Culture 45 283 22,5 8
bachelor Urban Planning 70 793 28,5 10
degree programme capacity applications admission till number of points waiting time
bachelor Architecture 90 1318 31,5 9
bachelor Civil Engineering 120 788 24 6
bachelor Geomatic open admission 148 open admission open admission
bachelor Metropolitan Culture 45 429 28,5 11
bachelor Urban Planning 70 847 30 10
degree programme capacity applications admission till number of points waiting time
bachelor Architecture 90 1364 30 10
bachelor Civil Engineering 120 726 21 6
bachelor Geomatic open admission 148 open admission open admission
bachelor Metropolitan Culture 45 481 27 10
bachelor Urban Planning 70 828 27 8
degree programme capacity applications admission till number of points waiting time
bachelor Architecture 90 1264 33 11
bachelor Civil Engineering 90 657 18 8
bachelor Geomatic open admission 97 open admission open admission
bachelor Metropolitan Culture 40 529 27 12
bachelor Urban Planning 70 913 28,5 10
degree programme capacity applications admission till grade
bachelor Architecture 120 1289 2,1
bachelor Civil Engineering 90 701 2,3
bachelor Metropolitan Culture 40 562 2,0
bachelor Urban Planning 79 934 2,1
degree programme capacity applications admission till grade
bachelor Architecture 108 1376 2,5
bachelor Civil Engineering 100 630 2,8
bachelor Metropolitan Culture 45 608 2,2
bachelor Urban Planning 82 862 2,4