I have received a letter of acknowledgement (“Evidenzschreiben”). What does that mean?
Degree programmes offering additional application rounds are currently not able to put candidates on the waiting list because the ranking may change after the next round. You have therefore received a letter of acknowledgement stating that your application will be kept on file and will be informed in writing whether or not you will be granted a place after the next round.
I am on the waiting list. What does that mean?
The waiting list is for those applicants who only missed out on a place by a small margin. These applicants will be informed of their number on the waiting list. If you are on the list, there is still a chance: if one of the applicants offered a place does not wish to accept this place, it will be reallocated and the candidates on the waiting list will move up the list.
Please be patient if you are on the waiting list. If a place becomes free, we will immediately inform you by telephone. This can happen up to the end of the first week of the course in October.
However, you also have the option to apply for a different degree programme offering a later admissions process. In this case, simply email your new choice to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be removed from the waiting list as soon as your place on the new degree programme is confirmed.
I have not been accepted. What can I do now?
If you have not received a place, this is no reason to doubt yourself. Take some time to think about your options in peace and quiet.
Would you like to apply for the same course again?
Give it a try! There are a few students who are accepted on their second time of applying. They are often the students who are particularly motivated and committed to the course because they know exactly what they want. Applying a second time is well regarded and not a disadvantage in any way.
Are there any other courses you are interested in?
In this case you have the option to apply for a different degree programme offering a later admissions process. In this case, simply email your new choice to email@example.com.
Do you need advice, information or assistance?
Please contact the Course Guidance team at FH JOANNEUM. Our experienced staff are on hand to answer your questions concerning application, admissions process and study options.