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 2023/24 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 2023/24 winter semester or the 2024 summer semester. In the 2023/24 academic year, there are 2,703 available places.
In previous years there have usually been more applications than available study places, which is why we assume our two-step selection procedure will also come into effect this year. As soon as we know, we will inform you on this page and by e-mail. For more information on the selection procedure, please see the detailed information and our FAQ's below.
Selection Procedure Schedule for the 2023/24 Academic Year
Online Registration: March 1 – May 22, 2023Click here for more information
If you are in your last year of school, you can register for the selection procedure even if you have not yet received your secondary school leaving certificate.
Your steps between March 1 and May 22, 2023:
Register online using our registration tool (no earlier than March 1, 2023).
Pay the € 50 registration fee.
Information on paying the registration fee:
You will find the payment details in the registration tool (as of March 1, 2023).
You can pay via telebanking, eps online bank transfer or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club)
The fee must be paid in full and be in WU's acount by May 22, 2023. (If you pay the fee shortly before the deadline, we strongly recommend paying by credit card or eps online bank transfer.)
Please check your payment status in the registration tool. A green checkmark means we have received your payment.
The registration fee is non-refundable, even if you fail the selection procedure or do not enroll at WU for any other reason.
Tip: Before paying the registration fee, you can already do the Online-Self-Assessment (OSA) – see "Step 1: Online-Self-Assessment" below. The OSA will help you figure out if this bachelor’s program is right for you. If you complete the OSA and decide you want to study at WU, remember to also pay the registration fee by May 22, 2023.
Please upload your secondary school leaving certificate in the registration tool as soon as you have it. However, this is optional. Thank you for your help.
Important: There are special regulations for applicants with a physical or mental disability.
Decision on Whether Selection Procedure Will StartClick here for more information
Have you completed your registration and paid the registration fee by the deadline? If so, we will send you an email a few days after the registration deadline to let you know whether or not the selection procedure will start.
In which case will the selection procedure start?
If the number of applicants who complete the online registration and pay the fee during the registration period exceeds the number of available places in the bachelor’s program, the selection procedure will start. If there are fewer applicants than available places, the selection procedure will not go forward. 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.
If the selection procedure is held:
Step 1: Online-Self-Assessment, until June 01, 2023Click here for more information
If the selection procedure starts, you have to complete the Online-Self-Assessment (OSA) by June 01, 2023. You will find your personal access link to the OSA in the registration tool (as of March 2023). Access to the OSA is only possible by clicking on your personal link. If you have already completed the OSA during the online registration period, you need not do it again – Please check your OSA status in the registration tool (green checkmark).
The OSA may help you decide if this bachelor’s program is right for you. It includes questions on:
your expectations and interests,
your reading comprehension skills in German and English; mathematics, business and economics, organizational skills
The OSA will not be graded. This means that the kind of answers you give on the OSA will not affect your chances of passing/failing the selection procedure. The important thing is that you complete the OSA by the deadline. At the end of the OSA, you will get detailed feedback. Please read the feedback very carefully. It may help you decide whether this bachelor’s program is a good fit for you.
Have you already completed the OSA? Click here for a follow-up.
What happens after June 01, 2023?
We will send you an email a few days after June 01, 2023 to let you know whether or not you will have to do a an online Open Book Exam (see Step 2: online Open Book Exam).
In which case will the online Open Book Exam 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 online Open Book Exam. If there are fewer applicants completing the OSA, the written assignment 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: Online Open Book Exam, July 04, 2023Click here for more information
Step 2 is an online Open Book Exam. You will receive further inforamtion about the online Open Book Exam in due time before the exam.
Date and duration: July 4, 2023, 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Preparation: There is no exam material for preparing for the exam. During the exam, you will simply answer three questions in writing. These questions can be answered using existing knowledge and online research during the exam.
Exam environment: We will send you the access link to the online Open Book Exam by e-mail. Ensure that you can work undisturbed on a PC during the online Open Book Exam (July 04, 2023 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm) and have internet access for your research. It is your responsibility to ensure a suitable exam environment and adequate IT equipment.
Assessment criteria: Format and structure, correct answers to tasks, reasoning, problem-solving, and language competence (in particular, expression and grammar)
Learn more about online Open Book Exams in our FAQs.
AdmissionClick here for more information
Your final step to start your bachelor's program at WU is the admission - either for the 2023/24 winter semester or for the 2024 summer semester. For more information on admission dates and requirements please refer to our application guide.
Do you have questions on the selection procedure? Please check our frequently asked questions (FAQ):
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 online Open Book Exam. 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.
Do you have a long-lasting physical or mental impairment that makes it difficult or impossible for you to take the online Open Book Exam? Please contact the WU BeAble team (firstname.lastname@example.org) during the registration period (March 1 – May 22, 2023). The WU BeAble team will work with you to find out if and how you can participate in the online Open Book 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 online Open Book Exam.