Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

The admission procedure for all admission restricted (NC) bachelor programmes at HSD is organized via the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV).

The DoSV coordinates the allocation of study places for all participating universities, in order to optimize the admission processes. Applicants should read the following information carefully and follow the application steps:


Step 1: Register at Hochschulstart.de

Register yourself at www.hochschulstart.de.

Note down your BID (applicant identification number) and BAN (applicant authentication number), which you will receive with the registration.


Step 2: Submit your application

Please inform yourself, whether you have to apply via uni-assist or the HSD application portal. For detailed information please click here.
Register yourself accordingly at either uni-assist or the application portal of HSD.

Afterwards, please hand in the applications for your desired study programs at uni-assist or the HSD application portal and name your BID and BAN number in that process.

Application period for winter semester at HSD: Mid May until July 15.

Application period for summer semester at HSD: Mid November until January 15.


Step 3: Prioritize your admission offers

In “coordination phase 1” of the DoSV (starts July 16/January 16), you will receive admission offers from different universities. You have the possibility to organize your applications and offers in a ranking list on hochschulstart.de according to your wishes.

During “coordination phase 1” you can either accept an available admission offer, or wait for an admission offer from your favoured university. Please note: If you accept an admission at this point in time, all applications and admission offers of other universities will be deleted and void!


Step 4 Accept an admission offer

The following phase (decision phase) is your last chance to prioritize your applications/admissions.

If you have not put them in a ranking order so far, they will be prioritized automatically according to the time order they have been submitted. So the application you handed in first will get priority one.
It is still possible to accept an admission offer in this phase, which would consequently delete all other applications and admission offers.


Step 5: Admission letter and further information

If you have not accepted an admission offer yet, the DoSV will automatically choose the best admission offer for you, according to your ranking list.
You will receive an admission letter from the (automatically) chosen university.

HSD will provide admission letter and information on enrolment procedures in the HSD application portal. ​

Important information

Applicants with a citizenship and diplomas from outside of the EU usually do not have to participate in the DoSV process. This would only be necessary, if their school certificates have been accredited by the District Government (Bezirksregierung) and the application is done at HSD directly.

In the DoSV you can hand in a maximum of 12 applications for admission restricted bachelor degrees of different universities. In addition, you can apply for degree programs at HSD which are not admission restricted and therefore not administered by the DoSV.

You can hand in a total of 5 applications via the HSD application portal and a total of 3 applications via uni-assist (both admission restricted and not).

Please note: The allocation of study places is based upon the grade point average (GPA). Should your GPA not be sufficient, unfortunately, it is also possible that you do not get any admission offers.

Please check your application account at Hochschulstart and uni-assist or the HSD application portal regularly during the entire application process.