Accepting or rejecting online
After getting accepted, applicants indicate online if they accept or reject the place. Thus, RUB is always up-to-date with regard to the number of allocated and available places. In the next step, the university opens a dynamic clearing process: rejected places are offered to students whose application is pending, to ensure that all available places are filled.
Quick confirmation for the best applicants
Another unique feature at RUB is as follows: usually, a university cannot send out admission letters for degree courses that are subjects to restrictions until a Germany-wide application deadline has passed. To avoid this, RUB introduced a “best applicants” regulation: applicants with excellent A-levels results are offered a place immediately after their application has been reviewed, before the official deadline has passed. Thus, the applicants are spared the effort of applying to different universities, uncertain if they will be accepted.
If there are still vacancies left in degree courses that are subject to restriction after the applications are closed, those places are allocated in a random selection process.