This is how space allocation works! - The allocation algorithm briefly explained.

Note: for students with special life circumstances, special rules apply, which are explained below.

Places are allocated automatically on the basis of the priorities entered. As an example, the allocation of courses in a sub-module will be considered here: In the automated allocation, all offered courses are collected and run through the following steps one after the other.

  1. A course is selected and all students who have entered this course as the highest priority (priority 1) are considered.
  2. Among these students a lottery now determines a ranking.
  3. According to the determined ranking, the students are now assigned places.
  4. The assignment of this event stops if either all students of this run have a place or all places are occupied.
  5. The assignment now jumps to the next offered event and the 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 to the first course (point 1) and steps 1-5 are repeated this time with all students who have selected priority 2.
  7. This allocation loop is repeated until there are no more open applications or free places.

Students with special life circumstances

Students with special needs (resulting from family responsibilities, chronic illnesses or impairments) take part in the voucher and award procedure like everyone else. In order for the algorithm to recognize students with special needs, and accordingly, to carry out the allocation with priority, affected students must submit an application for recognition of special needs with regard to course selection to the Equal Opportunities Department in good time in advance.

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

Exception: More students with special needs have chosen a priority 1 course than the number of places available.