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Selection Procedure

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The selection procedure for the 2022/23 academic year is over.

You will find information on the selection procedure for the 2023/24 academic year online in early 2023.

Are you interested in applying for our English-taught Bachelor’s Program in Business and Economics?


  • The selection procedure is held only once a year, in spring. Registration for the selection procedure 2022/23 opens on March 1, 2022.

  • The Bachelor's Program in Business and Economcis (BBE) starts in the winter semester (September/October) only. Therefore, applicants who successfully pass the selection procedure can enroll only in the winter semester directly following the selection procedure. Starting the program in the summer semester is not possible.

  • The selection procedure including dates and times applies to all applicants (EU and non EU/EEA).

  • In the winter semester 2022/23 we will accept 240 students.

  • Please check this webpage regularly for updates. If you have questions, please send us an email:

Overview of the Selection Procedure 2022/23

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Road Map: Selection Procedure BBE

Here you will find a rough overview of the selection procedure. See all steps at a glance.

Online Info Sessions

Join our virtual info sessions: A current WU student will present our bachelor's programs and the selection procedures, and answer your questions.

Detailed Information on the Selection Procedure 2022/23

Online Registration: March 1 - May 19, 2022

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Update, May 22, 2022:

The number of applicants for the 2022/23 academic year who have completed the online registration and paid the registration fee by the deadline exceeds the number of places available in this program. Therefore, the selection procedure will start. For more information on the selection procedure, please refer to the information below.

If the Selection Procedure is Held, the Following Two Steps Will Apply:

Step 1: March 1 - May 31, 2022

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What happens after May 31, 2022?

If more applicants submit the Online-Self-Assessment and their statements of motivation than study places available, the written online exam will be held.

If the number does not exceed the number of places available in the program, the selection procedure will not go forward. In this case, you can enroll in the program starting from July 11, 2022. Please note that you still have to meet all formal admission requirements and that your documents have to get checked by the Admissions Team first.

Detailed information on admission is available in our online application guide.

The written online exam will be held on June 28, 2022 because the number of applicants exceeds the number of study places available.

Please find detailed information on the written online exam below.

Step 2: Written Online Exam on June 28, 2022

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  • Accept the admission offer if the selection procedure was held.

  • Carefully read step 3 (admission) of our online application guide for information on documents you need for admission.

  • Submit a proof of English skills (level B2). Please find detailed information on accepted English certificates here.

Important Note

  • Have you already been admitted and enrolled in our Bachelor’s Program in Business and Economics in the past? Then you do not need to register for the selection procedure but can directly enroll in the program during the enrollment period.

  • Do you have a long-lasting physical or mental impairment that makes it difficult or impossible for you to take the written online exam? Please contact the WU BeAble team ( during the registration period (March 1 – May 19, 2022). The WU BeAble team will work with you to find out if and how you can participate in the written online exam. Please note: You still have to register for the selection procedure and complete step 1, if it is held. Exceptions to the regular selection procedure for this group of applicants apply only to the written online exam. 

  • The entire selection procedure is conducted in English. This includes all communications with applicants, the OSA, the statement of motivation, and the written online exam. Sufficient proficiency in English is therefore a prerequisite to participation in the selection procedure.

  • We do not cover or refund any expenses you may incur in connection with the selection and admission procedure.

Do you have questions on the selection procedure? Please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

FAQ Selection Procedure

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Information on the BBE Online Entrance Exam 2022