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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 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.

Overview Selection Procedure WISO 2023/24
Overview Selection Procedure WISO 2023/24

Selection Procedure Schedule for the 2023/24 Academic Year

Online Registration: March 1 – May 22, 2023

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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 June 01, 2023

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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, 2023

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Admission

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

FAQ Selection Procedure

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 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 (beable@wu.ac.at) 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.

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