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Selection Procedure

Are you interested in pursuing the German-taught bachelor’s program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences at WU and starting this program during the 2021/22 academic year? If so, please register for the selection procedure.

The selection procedure is held once a year. If you pass the selection procedure, you will be able to enroll at WU and start this program in the 2021/22 winter semester or the 2022 summer semester. In the 2021/22 academic year, there are 2,703 available places.

Selection Procedure Schedule for the 2021/22 Academic Year

Online Registration: March 1 – May 17, 2021

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Decision on Whether Selection Procedure Will Start

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If the selection procedure is held:

Step 1: Online-Self-Assessment, until May 31, 2021

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What happens after May 31, 2021?

We will send you an email a few days after May 31, 2021 to let you know whether or not you will have to do a written task (including one or more items) (see Step 2: Written Task).

In which case will the written task be necessary?

If more registered applicants complete the OSA (Step 1) by the deadline than there are places available, Step 2 of the selection procedure will also come into effect: the written task. If there are fewer applicants completing the OSA, the written task will not be necessary. In this case, you can enroll in the program for the desired semester (i.e., for the following winter or summer semester) during the enrollment period if you fulfill all formal admission requirements – for more information, please refer to our application guide.

Step 2: Written Task, June 3 - June 25, 2021

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Do you have questions on the selection procedure? Please check our frequently asked questions (FAQ):

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Important Note

  • The entire selection procedure for the bachelor’s program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences is conducted in German - including all communications with applicants, the OSA, and the essay. Sufficient proficiency in German is necessary for taking part in the selection procedure.

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

The following special provisions apply to selected applicants:

  • Have you already been admitted and enrolled in our bachelor’s program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences in the past? You do not need to register for the selection procedure and can directly enroll in the program during the enrollment period.

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