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Special University Entrance Qualification (besondere Universitätsreife)

Students from countries outside the EU/EEA and stateless students require proof of special university entrance qualification before they can enroll in a degree program.  

Special university entrance qualification for bachelor’s programs

Special university entrance qualification for master’s programs
Special university entrance qualification for doctoral/PhD programs

Special university entrance qualification for bachelor’s programs

This means that you need to provide confirmation (Nachweis der besonderen Universitätsreife/proof of special university entrance qualification) that you are eligible to immediately begin with a bachelor’s degree program in the subject you plan to take at WU at a recognized university in the country in which your school leaving certificate was issued. You need to have fulfilled all admission requirements (e.g. entrance exams, interviews, etc.) for the academic program corresponding to the WU program you wish to enroll in.

  • Application for the Bachelor’s Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences: business and economics-related bachelor’s program

  • Application for the Bachelor’s Program in Business Law: law-related bachelor’s program

If you have already begun an academic program in the appropriate field, please provide confirmation from your university that you would be entitled to continue with your studies.

The proof of special university entrance qualification must include the following: 

  • Your name

  • Name of the field of study

  • Legal required duration of the academic program

  • Academic degree conferred upon graduates of the program

  • Enrollment/continuation eligibility period – must correspond with the time in which you plan to enroll in a WU program

  • Confirmation that you have fulfilled all admission requirements demanded in addition to your school leaving certificate /academic degree (e.g. successful completion of selection procedure, completed entrance exams, interviews, etc.) or confirmation that no additional requirements would have applied

Confirmation of special university entrance qualification is not required:

  • If one of the provisions of the Personengruppenverordnung (Ordinance governing admission of certain groups of potential students) applies to you. In this case we request you to submit the appropriate supporting documents.

  • If you have already completed a bachelor’s program or an equivalent academic program in a relevant field at a recognized university: In this case please submit your diploma and your final transcript/diploma supplement

  • If you have a school leaving certificate/academic degree issued in an EU/EEA member country

Special university entrance qualification for master’s programs

This means that you need to provide confirmation (Nachweis der besonderen Universitätsreife /proof of special university entrance qualification) that you are eligible to immediately begin with a master’s degree program in the subject you plan to take at WU at a recognized university in the country in which your diploma was issued. You need to have fulfilled all admission requirements (e.g. entrance exams, interviews, etc.) for the academic program corresponding to the WU program you wish to enroll in.

If you have already begun an academic program in the appropriate field, please provide confirmation from your university that you would be entitled to continue with your studies.


The proof of special university entrance qualification must include the following: 

  • Your name

  • Name of the field of study

  • Legal required duration of the academic program

  • Academic degree conferred upon graduates of the program

  • Enrollment/continuation eligibility period – must correspond with the time in which you plan to enroll in a WU program

  • Confirmation that you have fulfilled all admission requirements demanded in addition to your academic degree (e.g. successful completion of selection procedure, completed entrance exams, interviews, etc.) or confirmation that no additional requirements would have applied

Confirmation of special university entrance qualification is not required:

  • If one of the provisions of the Personengruppenverordnung (Ordinance governing admission of certain groups of potential students) applies to you.In this case we request you to submit the appropriate supporting documents.

  • If you have already completed a master’s program or an equivalent academic program in a relevant field at a recognized university: In this case please submit your diploma and your final transcript/diploma supplement.

  • If you have an academic degree issued in an EU/EEA member country

  • If you are applying for an English-taught master’s program subject to a selection procedure  

Special university entrance qualification for doctoral/PhD programs

This means that you need to provide confirmation (Nachweis der besonderen Universitätsreife/proof of special university entrance qualification) that you are eligible to immediately begin with a doctoral/PhD degree program in the subject you plan to take at WU at a recognized university in the country in which your diploma was issued. You need to have fulfilled all admission requirements (e.g. entrance exams, interviews, etc.) for the academic program corresponding to the WU program you wish to enroll in.

  • Application for the Doctoral Program in Social and Economic Sciences: business and economics-related doctoral/PhD degree

  • Application for the Doctoral Program in Business Law: law-related doctoral/PhD degree

If you have already begun an academic program in the appropriate field, please provide confirmation from your university that you would be entitled to continue with your studies.

The proof of special university entrance qualification must include the following: 

  • Your name

  • Name of the field of study

  • Legal required duration of the academic program

  • Academic degree conferred upon graduates of the program

  • Enrollment/continuation eligibility period – must correspond with the time in which you plan to enroll in a WU program

  • Confirmation that you have fulfilled all admission requirements demanded in addition to your academic degree (e.g. successful completion of selection procedure, completed entrance exams, interviews, etc.) or confirmation that no additional requirements would have applied

Confirmation of special university entrance qualification is not required:

  • If one of the provisions of the Personengruppenverordnung (Ordinance governing admission of certain groups of potential students) applies to you. In this case we request you to submit the appropriate supporting documents.

  • If you have already completed a doctoral program or an equivalent academic program in a relevant field at a recognized university: In this case please submit your diploma and your final transcript/diploma supplement.

  • If you have an academic degree issued in an EU/EEA member country

  • If you are applying for an English-taught PhD program subject to a selection procedure