Business, Economics and Social Sciences
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.
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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, 2020Click here for more information
Your steps between March 3 and May 19, 2020:
Register online using our registration tool.
Pay the € 50 registration fee.
Information on paying the registration fee:
You will find the payment details in the registration tool.
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 by May 19, 2020.
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. 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 19, 2020.
Decision on Whether Selection Procedure Will Start: May 20, 2020Click 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 on May 20, 2020 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 – for more information, please refer to our application guide.
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, 2020Click here for more information
If the selection procedure starts, you have to complete the Online-Self-Assessment (OSA) by June 2, 2020. You will find your personal access link to the OSA in the registration tool. 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.
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 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, 2020Click here for more information
Step 2 of the selection procedure is held. This means that you must submit a written essay and answers to questions testing your knowledge, in German between June 3 and July 8, 2020.
You will find the essay topic and the questions in the registration tool as of June 3, 2020.
Please upload your essay and answers in the registration tool by July 8, 2020.
Evaluation criteria for your essay and answers:
your problem-solving skills
your German language skills, in particular your mode of expression and correct use of grammar
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 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.