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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