Frequently asked questions
What does Compounder® do?
Compounder® is the first possibility for direct online applications to universities throughout Germany. You can not only search for your suitable study programmes and find the appropriate university, but you can also apply directly to it with your applicant profile without losing much time and nerves on other websites. The best thing about it is that you can also apply directly to several universities or for several study programmes at the same time, without having to put together your application several times.
Will my data be treated confidentially?
Yes, they will. Data protection is one of our most important concerns. Your data belongs to you and will only be used for the purpose of your successful matriculation (enrolment). We at Compounder® cannot view your data. Only the universities you apply to can view your personal data.
How can I manage my profile?
You can change your profile and upload new documents at any time. Via “My profile” you can go directly to your personal overview and make any changes there.
How can I directly contact universities?
You can easily contact universities that are of interest to you via a button on the university profile. In this way, you can clarify any open questions that have not yet been answered by the university profile before you apply.
What happens after sending my application(s)?
Your application(s) will be sent via Compounder® directly to the universities to which you have applied. Since only complete applications can be sent, we save you the trouble of submitting missing documents later. Afterwards, the university checks your application in its own system. At this point in the process, we have nothing more to do with it. Each university evaluates the application internally. In the meantime, you can view and track your application status on Compounder®. As soon as a decision has been made on whether to accept, reject, or stay on the waiting list, you will receive your answer directly on your Compounder® profile.
Who can see my profile?
Your profile is also your application. As soon as you have selected one or more study programmes and universities, and your application is complete, you send your application to the universities. Neither we, the Compounder® team, nor other applicants or universities will see your data during your orientation phase!
How long does it take to receive responses to my applications?
That depends on how long it takes your university to review your application. Since we automatically precheck your application and forward it directly to the university, the university has a time advantage and can therefore check and respond to your application more quickly. This will give you the time you need to reorient yourself if you have to cancel your application. Of course we will also be at your side then!
What can I expect at Compounder® after my matriculation (enrolment)?
Compounder® is the ideal platform for your study application. However, this does not mean that we will become superfluous after your successful matriculation. During your studies, you have the opportunity to regularly come across events at your or other universities in your area that might interest you. You can also use your Compounder® profile to apply for a Master's degree after your Bachelor's degree.
What will Compounder® cost me??
For a one-time fee of EUR 60 incl. VAT you can quickly and easily apply for all your desired study programmes in Germany.
Why is my dream university not included? Why are some universities still missing?
We at Compounder® are working at full speed to unite all German universities on our platform as quickly as possible. You are welcome to contact us at any time and let us know which university definitely needs to be included next. We are looking forward to your message!
Do some universities pay more than others to be better ranked?
No, there is no such thing on Compounder®. No university can buy a better ranking. The ranking that results from our university and study programme search is based purely on the keywords you enter. The results are sorted by relevancy to your search query.
Why can I not create a profile and apply yet?
As part of the Corona crisis, we decided to start early with the first version of Compounder®. With this we want to offer you as much information as possible about Corona and the universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. So you can always stay up to date, for example, about postponed application deadlines. At the same time, we are working at full speed to complete the Compounder® service so that you can register soon and easily apply to the university of your choice.