When entering university, in many study courses prospective students need to overcome the restrictions of the Numerus Clausus (NC) after having passed the A-levels. However, in the upcoming winter semester 2016/17 once again there are huge differences in the admission restrictions which depend on every individual Land. This is shown by the publication `CHE Numerus Clausus Check 2016/17` currently presented by an author team of CHE Centre for Higher Education Development together with CHE Consult GmbH. For the first time, the publication discloses Numerus Clausus (NC) Quotas for the most popular university towns. The check is based on the NC data of the Higher Education Compass offered by German Rectors’ Conference for about 18,000 study courses in winter semester 2016/17 as well as on corresponding data of the previous years.