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Selection Procedure


Registration for the selection procedure | Bachelor’s Program in Business and Economics | 2020/21 is closed. The next chance to apply will be in March 2021. Dates and deadlines of next year's selection procedure will be published at the beginning of 2021.

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

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

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

  • A selection procedure for admission to the Bachelor’s Program in Business and Economics is held once a year in the spring.

  • Applicants who successfully pass the selection procedure can enroll in the program in the following winter semester.

  • The program starts in winter semester (September/October) only.

  • In the winter semester 2021/22 we will accept 240 students.


!Detailed information on the selection procedure 2021 will be announced at the beginning of 2021!

Online registration: March - May

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Decision on whether selection procedure will start: tba

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If the selection procedure is held, the following two steps will apply:

Step 1: tba

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If more applicants submit the Online-Self-Assessment and their statements of motivation than study places available, the entrance 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 on July 13, 2020. 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.

Step 2: Entrance exam on tba

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Important note: Please voluntarily upload your secondary school leaving certificate in the online registration tool as soon as you have received it. It is not possible to upload your proof of English skills in the online registration tool. You will only have to submit it during admission. 

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

FAQ Selection Procedure


For admission you will have to

  • accept the admission offer, if the selection procedure is 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

  • You have already been admitted and enrolled to the WU Bachelor’s Program in Business and Economics in the past? Then you do not need to sign up for the selection procedure.

  • You have a long-lasting physical or mental impairment that makes it difficult or impossible for you to take the written exam? Please contact the WU BeAble team during the online registration period, March 3 – May 19, 2020. The WU BeAble team ( will work with you to find out if and how you can participate in the entrance exam. Please note: You still have to register for the selection procedure and complete step 1, if it is conducted. Exceptions to the regular selection procedure for this group of applicants apply only to the written entrance exam in July.

  • The entire selection procedure is conducted in English. This includes all communications with applicants, the statement of motivation, and the entrance 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.


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