Admission to the Specializations
Choosing specializations is an important decision you need to make during your bachelor’s program. Your choice of specializations allows you to advance your expertise in a particular area and can influence your choice of a potential master’s program later on.
WU offers a wide variety of specializations, and additional specializations are added on a regular basis.
Important dates and deadlines for the 2022/2023 winter semester
|August 24, 2022||Start of registration for the specializations' access courses||Please check WU's online course catalog for details, and exact dates and times|
|August 29 - Sept. 9, 2022||Selection procedures of specializations||Please check the specializations' websites for details on the selection procedures|
|Sept. 15 - Sept. 18, 2022||Registration period for courses/course 1 of specializations|
Please check WU's online course catalog for exact dates and times
|Deviating course registration periods for the following specializations:|
When will I be entitled to apply for specializations/to admission to specializations?
Once you have completed 54 ECTS credits
42 ECTS credits of the core courses, excluding courses in the field of Academics Skills ("Introduction to Academic Writing" and "Logic and Methodology of Social Scienes")
12 ECTS of the introductory courses
which will most likely be the case at the end of semester 2/ semester 3.
Admission to 20 ECTS specializations
You will need to complete a selection procedure before admission to your chosen 20 ECTS credits specialization. Varying selection procedures apply, depending on the individual specialization.
Step 1: Register for "Access to Specialization" courses (ET)
Before you can participate in the selection procedure for any specialization, you are required to register for the course “Access to Specialization “ (ET).You can sign up on LPIS by entering the course number. Please see the online course catalog for the course number of the Access to Specialization course you need.
Important: Students in the Business and Economics bachelor’s program can register for up to four Access to Specialization courses to enhance the chance of acceptance into a specialization. Every specialization you begin or complete is subtracted from the number of selection procedures you can sign up for.
We have to deactivate one specialization in the system in order for you to choose another specialization in LPIS because only two specializations can be active at the same time, 10 ECTS specializations included. Only then you can register for courses of another specialization. We recommend to check the course registration periods of the various specializations. If possible, register for the specializations courses of the two active specializations first.
If you get accepted into a 3rd specialization, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for deactivation of a specialization. All your course registrations and grades will be active during all time, you only can’t see the specializations in LPIS and can’t register for courses of the deactivated specializations until it is reactivated by us upon your request. Note: Waiting list places and course exchange requests will automatically be deleted if a specialization is deactivated.
Step 2: Successfully pass the selection procedure/the Access to Specialization course
Students who successfully complete the selection procedure, i.e. complete the Access to Specialization course with a passing grade, can then sign up for the courses in each specialization using LPIS. The drop-down list of specializations in LPIS will show you the specialization selection procedures that you have successfully completed.
No ECTS credits are earned for Access to Specialization courses and they will not appear on your transcript.
Step 3: Register for courses/course 1 of the specialization
After you have successfully completed the selection procedure, i.e. completed the Access to Specialization course with a passing grade (successfully completed/PT), you can then sign up for the courses in each specialization using LPIS. The drop-down list of specializations in LPIS will show you the specialization selection procedures that you have successfully completed.
If you have been admitted to a specialization but cannot attend it for some reason, please contact the institute responsible for the specialization immediately, so that they can assign your place to another student.
Please note that admission to specializations that start every semester is valid for one semester only. You must register for and complete at least one course* in your chosen specialization in the semester that you were admitted otherwise you will lose your spot. Therefore, carefully read the specializations' course structures and check their course registration deadlines. This only applies to specializations that start every semester.
A place on the waiting list is NOT a course registration. If you do not sign up for a course of your chosen specialization on time within the registration period, you will lose your place after expiration of the registration period and will not be allowed to take the specialization.
*Please see the specific regulations for each individual specialization.
Admission to 10 ECTS specializations
It is not required to register for "Access to Specialization" courses (ET) for 10 ECTS credits specializations. Just sign up for course 1 or course 2 on a first-come-first-serve basis in the announced registration periods.
For more information on the specializations, please visit the website of the individual specialization.