Winter semester 2020/21: What you need to know a applicants now on the NC rates

Even if it is not clear whether the upcoming winter semester can be held under the impression of the Corona pandemic, as usual, will compete again this summer t

Winter semester 2020/21: What you need to know a applicants now on the NC rates

Even if it is not clear whether the upcoming winter semester can be held under the impression of the Corona pandemic, as usual, will compete again this summer thousands of young people to study at a German University. A Information is for the prospective Students of particular relevance: The question of whether the study programme of your choice has a registration restriction, i.e., a so-called Numerus Clausus (NC), and whether they fulfill this with their (specialist)GPA.

information on the websites of the universities and universities of applied Sciences. Who would like to get, but once an Overview of the NC Situation in Germany as a whole and within the various disciplines, should take a look in the "Check Numerus Clausus" of the centre for higher education development (CHE) in Gütersloh, which was released this Wednesday.

Slightly downward trend continues

Thus fell the NC quota from the winter semester of 2019/20 for the winter semester 2020/21 by 0.1 percentage points to 40.6 percent. Thus, the slightly downward trend of recent years continues: In the winter semester of 2017/18lag the nationwide proportion of study programmes with an admission restriction at 42.4 percent.

Depending on the specialist, high school type, state, and study the ratio of the courses varies with a NC strong: The most common courses of study in Berlin (66 percent), Saarland (65 percent) and Hamburg (64 percent) are restricted admission. In Thuringia, prospective students expect the lowest hurdles: Here is a selection by the NC takes place only at every fifth degree programme among the applicants. "In comparison to the winter semester 2019/20 quite a strong increase in NC ratio in the Saarland is shown, while in lower Saxony and Bremen, respectively, a significant decrease is", - stated in the evaluation.

Especially the high NC ratios tended to be found in large cities and city-States, but also in typical "student" cities of Göttingen (56 percent) would the candidate be expected more frequently with admission restrictions. The most serious difference between the länder and the individual higher education places were: While in Leipzig, in the meantime, 65 percent of the courses of study admission are limited to the neighboring Dresden, only 36 percent of the programs. In Saarbrücken, the NC rate is 65 percent –"from the begging instead, in the neighboring state of Rhineland-Pfalz and nearby cities of Trier or Kaiserslautern, and over 90 percent of the study offers admission-free," the authors advise.

Bachelor's degree more often limited admission

At a University find themselves with a share of 37 per cent fewer courses of study with the NC restriction as to the colleges (45 percent), linked with the offered range of subjects. Bachelor's degree programs with 42 percent, again slightly more limited admission as Master's degree programs (39 percent). Within the groups of Subjects, Law, Economics, society, and the social Sciences are limited to the most (50 percent),the language - and culture Sciences at the rarest of a NC (27 percent).

the information contained in The NC-Check 2020/21 are based on entries in the nationwide database Hochschulkompass (HSK) as of June 2020. In the case of degree programmes with open admissions (without NC) will take place on the part of the universities there is no selection process on the basis of the School grades, and the maximum number of entrants is not limited. Prospective students can enroll for such programs directly to the universities, provided they meet the admission requirements (such as Abitur or Vorpraktika).

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 22:19

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