Priority controlled booking procedure

Procedure and dates

Enrollment proceeds in three phases:

  1. Booking phase
  2. Allocation phase
  3. Allocation of remaining places

Booking phase: During this period, booking requests can be entered in Studiport.

Allocation phase: After the allocation phase, the available places are allocated on the basis of the booking requests entered. The distribution is done by an algorithm.

Allocation of remaining places: Places that were not allocated during the allocation phase can be enrolled in an allocation of remaining places. This makes it possible to individually adjust the result of the allocation phase, as far as places are still available.

Table 1: Event booking FrSe 2023

When Who What
27.02. 10 am - 05.03. 11:59 pm all students Entry of booking requests in Studiport
06.03.-07-03. Administration Allocation of the event seats
from 08.03. - 24.03. all students Remaining seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. See Table 2 for the time schedule

Table 2: Remaining seat allocation FrSe 2022

Remaining seat allocation begins Mar. 08 and remains open through Mar. 24.

When Who
09:00:00 am
  • BA International Management;
  • BA European Cultures and Society
10:00:00 am
  • MA International Management;
  • MA European Studies
11:00:00 am Bachelor Bildungswissenschaften Fachsemester 6 und höher
12:00:00 am Bachelor Bildungswissenschaften Fachsemester 3, 4, 5
01:00:00 pm Bachelor Bildungswissenschaften Fachsemester 1, 2
02:00:00 pm
  • MA Vocational Education
  • MA Kultur, Sprache, Medien
  • MA Transformationsstudien
  • MA Bildung in Europa
  • MA Prävention und Gesundheit
03:00:00 pm
  • MA Grundschule
  • MA Gemeinschaftsschule
  • MA Sekundarschule Sek I
  • MA Sekundarschule
  • MA Sonderpädagogik

Tutorials and FAQ

In the module catalogs and the study plan for your program, you can see which sub-modules are intended for which semester. In addition, you can get information from the departmental advisors, the departmental student councils and the respective secretary's office.

If you are just starting your studies at EUF, you will learn everything you need to know during the introductory week. Don't worry.

Yes, you can: During the enrollment phase you can easily go back to Studiport and change your priorities under the option [My functions] > [Enroll courses] or unenroll registered courses.

To change a priority, first log out of the course and then reset the priorities in the second step.

Your changed requests will then be taken into account accordingly in the subsequent allocation process.

In this case this course request will not be considered by the allocation algorithm. So you will not get a place in the course in any case.

You can see in the screenshot that it is perfectly alright to specify only one event request. It is just as alright to specify preferences for several available parallel groups. Only if you do not select a single event group and everything remains untouched on "Do not enroll", no enrollment request will be considered by the algorithm in the allocation phase.

Allocation algorithm

This is how the seat allocation works! - The automatic allocation algorithm briefly explained


Separate rules apply to students with special needs, as explained below.

The allocation of places is done automatically on the basis of the priorities entered. As an example, the allocation of courses in a submodule is considered here. In the case of automated allocation, all courses offered are collected and the following steps are carried out in succession.

  1. A course is selected and all students are considered who have entered this course as the highest priority (priority 1).
  2. Among these students, a lottery procedure now determines a ranking.
  3. According to the determined ranking, students are now assigned seats.
  4. The allocation of this course stops when either all students of this run have a place or all places are enrolled.
  5. The allocation now jumps to the next offered course and steps 1-4 are repeated.
  6. If all offered courses have been assigned in this way and there are still students who have not received a place, the assignment jumps back to the first course (option 1) and steps 1-5 repeat this time, however, with all students who have selected priority 2.
  7. This allocation loop will continue until there are no more open registrations or no more free places.

Students with special needs

Students with special needs (resulting from family responsibilities, chronic illnesses, or impairments) participate in the voucher and assignment process like all others. In order for the algorithm to recognize students with special needs, and accordingly carry out the allocation with priority, affected students must submit a request for recognition of special needs with regard to course selection to the Equal Opportunity Work Area well in advance.

This will ensure that this group receives the courses selected with priority 1.

Exception: More students with special needs have chosen a Priority 1 course than the course offers seats.