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Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for the 2021/22 academic year is over.

You will find information on the selection procedure for the 2022/23 academic year online in early 2022.

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


  • The selection procedure for the 2021/22 academic year opens on March 1, 2021 and is held only once a year in spring. The program starts in winter semester (September/October) only and applicants who successfully pass the selection procedure can only enroll in the winter semester directly following the selection procedure.

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

  • In the winter semester 2021/22 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 2021/22

Video Selection Procedure BBE

Selection Procedure BBE

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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 2021/22

Online registration: March 1 - May 17, 2021

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

Step 1: March 1 - May 31, 2021

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The entrance exam will be held online on July 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (CEST) because the number of applicants exceeds the number of study places available.

Please find detailed information on the online entrance exam here.

Step 2: Online entrance exam on July 6, 2021

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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 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.

  • Do 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 1 – May 17, 2021. 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.

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

FAQ Selection Procedure

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