After the selection process, the winter semester 2000/2001 included, for instance, the following features for the study programme of Applied Information Technology at the FHTW Berlin:
By qualifications: 2.0/ 4 or by waiting time: 9/ 2.6.
These numbers mean that on the one hand, an average grade of 1.9 (or better) was necessary in order to definitely get admission in the study programme of Applied Information Technology.
Applicants with an average grade of 2.0 (and only these applicants!), also required a waiting period of 4 semesters within the framework of the process after qualification. All others – that is, those with an average grade of 2.1 or worse – (initially) went empty-handed.
In the second round, the remaining study places (40%) were distributed by waiting time. In this example, one needed at least 10 waiting semesters (or more). Applicants which had a waiting time of 9 semesters (and only those!) additionally required an overall grade of 2.6. All others - that is, those with a waiting time of 8 semesters and less – were not able to obtain a study place. The legal upper limit for waiting times is 16 semesters.
After the selection process, it is possible that any study places which may have remained unoccupied are distributed, so that the NC values change.
This example should indicate a possible process of admission and is no guarantee for future application processes. When applying for a study programme, you cannot rely on the NC values remaining the same. If you have questions, please contact the advisory offices of the respective universities. Contact data are found at the link About Us.