The admission gap for medical students seemed to have been adjusted. But then a court agreed with the complaining students. The university is now going to the next instance.
Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - After the admission period in Frankfurt, the Goethe University wants to take action against a decision by the Frankfurt Administrative Court in the case. The competent chamber had decided that six medical students were entitled to study medicine at Goethe University.
The struggle for a solution after the approval period continues. The trigger was that the university had accidentally reported too many free places to the central agency for medical study places. As a result, around 250 too many applicants were admitted to Frankfurt. When the error was noticed, the approval notifications that had already been sent were withdrawn.
In order to help those affected, the university, the state ministries of education and the foundation that coordinates the admissions struggled for weeks to find a solution. In October, the Goethe University announced that all those affected could be offered a place at the university. The university took in students well beyond normal capacity. But not all were accommodated in Frankfurt and not all in human medicine.
Six people who were offered places to study dentistry, pharmaceuticals or life sciences complained. The competent chamber determined "that the applicants are entitled to be admitted to the study of human medicine in Frankfurt/Main within the framework of the review required in the urgent procedure". According to the court, "a withdrawal of all approval notices was unlawful".