1. September 2015
Germany's nationwide university clearing system operated by the German Rectors' Conference is now back online. It provides prospective students with information on university modules being run in the upcoming winter semester which are still accepting applications or for which students can enrol straight away.
The information platform lists 1,767 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes that still have places available. The universities will be constantly updating this information over the next few weeks, so it's always worth checking back. The clearing system is open until the end of October.
You can search for a place by subject and location. For each search result there are contact details for the institution and links to pages that explain the admission requirements and deadlines. Access is free and no registration is required.
Information is posted about places on courses with local admission restrictions and also on programmes with free access. With free access, applicants can enrol without any additional procedure being required. Where there is an admission restriction, applicants must contact the institution to apply. A contact form can be found with each listed place.
Information on the various admission procedures can also be found on the German-language websites for the university clearing system, where you can find the “Wege zum Studium” (“Routes to studying at university”) informational PDF download.
The nationwide university clearing system was developed by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and is offered as part of its Higher Education Compass.
You can access it via:
http://www.freie-studienplaetze.de (available in German only)