Request for consideration as a hardship case

The University of Konstanz reserves 5% of all available study space (at least one placement) for cases of exceptional personal hardship in programmes with restricted admission (Numerus Clausus) .

What counts as a hardship case?

To be considered a hardship case, applicants must have such pressing health, social and family concerns that, even in consideration of strict criteria, it would be unreasonable for such an applicant to have to wait even one semester for admission.

Examples for reasonable and unreasonable hardship case applications are available in the hardship case guidelines.

How do I file a request for consideration as a hardship case?

  1. Go through your online application for your desired degree program,

  2. In the online application, you apply for personal hardship case,

  3. Upload appropriate proof of your personal hardship case application,

  4. Complete the online application.

  5. Subsequently, our colleagues will review your personal hardship case application based on your evidence.
    (Hardship applications that are rejected or submitted in error will not result in the closure of your application).