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Selection Procedure

Update:

Registration for the selection procedure for the German-​taught bachelor’s program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences | 2020/21 academic year is now closed. If you have not successfully registered this time, your next chance to register will be in the spring of 2021 (starting in March) - for the 2021/22 selection procedure.

Important change due to COVID-19:

The entrance exam, originally planned in Step 2, will not be held. Instead, applicants will have to submit an essay and answers to a set of questions. See below for more details.

If you have questions, please send us an email: aufnahmeverfahren@wu.ac.at

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 2020/21 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 2020/21 winter semester or the 2021 summer semester. In the 2020/21 academic year, there are 2,703 available places.

Selection Procedure Schedule for the 2020/21 Academic Year

Online Registration: March 3 – May 19, 2020

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Decision on Whether Selection Procedure Will Start: May 20, 2020

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The number of applicants for the 2020/21 academic year who have completed the online registration and paid the registration fee by the deadline exceeds the number of places available in this program. Therefore, the selection procedure will start. For more information on the selection procedure, please refer to the information below.

If the Selection Procedure Is Held

Step 1: Online-Self-Assessment, until June 2, 2020

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What happens after June 2, 2020?

We will send you an email by June 9, 2020 to let you know whether or not you will have to submit an essay and answer questions testing your knowledge (see Step 2: Essay & Questions).

Important: Step 2 was originally planned as an enrance exam. However, due to COVID-19, the exam has been replaced by an essay and questions. This means that applicants must submit an essay and answers to questions if Step 2 of the selection procedure comes into effect.

In which case will the essay and the questions 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 essay and the questions. If there are fewer applicants completing the OSA, the essay and the questions 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 – for more information, please refer to our application guide.

Due to the number of OSAs completed by the deadline, Step 2 of the selection procedure will also be held: the essay and the questions.

Step 2: Essay & Questions to Test Your Knowledge, June 3 - July 8, 2020

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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 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.

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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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