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Update! October 2019


Application deadlines for English-taught Master's programs / Language courses - remaining places / Go Global 2019 - WU's exchange fair / Apply for an exchange semester overseas / Tandem Language Learning / Social Skills Certificate / Career Calling - the fair for your career / News from the Library / Bring your own box and help reduce plastic waste / Gender-neutral restrooms

Application deadlines for WU’s English-taught master’s programs

The application period for our English-taught master’s programs starting in the 2020/21 winter semester is now open.

At the time of application, you do not need a completed bachelor’s program. To apply, please use our online application tool. WU uses a rolling admission system, which means that there are three so-called “priority deadlines”:

  • Priority deadline I: October 8, 2019

  • Priority deadline II: January 8, 2020

  • Priority deadline III: March 8, 2020


If you apply by October 8, 2019, we will let you know by Christmas whether you have been accepted by the program of your choice. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified of the status of your application.

Please note that for the International Management/CEMS program, only the first two priority deadlines apply. Last chance to apply: January 8, 2020.

Please check the program-specific application requirements and admission procedures online.

Language courses: Register now for one of the few remaining places

We still have some seats available in our language courses, especially for German courses but also some other languages like Russian, Italian, Japanese, French oder Chinese. Our courses start on October 14, 2019.

Go Global 2019 – WU's exchange fair

Go Global 2019 will take place in WU’s Library & Learning Center on October 21, 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Seize this opportunity to learn all about WU’s exchange programs. Get advice on how to successfully apply for and organize your exchange and talk to former and current exchange students. Attend interesting presentations and get to know WU’s International Office team.

Go Global 2019

Interested in studying abroad? Apply now for an exchange semester in the winter semester 2020/2021!

Application period: October 28 – November 6, 2019

Bachelor’s students who would like to spend the winter semester 2020/2021 at one of our partner universities overseas can apply until November 6, 2019 (12:00 noon).

Come to one of our small group advisory meetings and learn about the application procedure. You can find the exact dates on our Dates & Deadlines webpage.

For more information on studying abroad, visit Outgoing Exchange Students.

Fit in foreign languages through our Tandem Language Learning

Registration for the Tandem Language Learning Program WS 2019/20 is still open and will end on October 8, 2019.

In this active cultural and linguistic exchange, learners with different native languages are paired up to learn from each other. Tandem language learning can be particularly useful if you want to improve your speaking and listening skills, your vocabulary, or your understanding and knowledge of different cultures.

Please use the online application form to sign up.

SDG Internship Programme for sustainable development

This information is available in German only. Please change the website language to German ("DEUTSCH" - in the top right-hand corner). Thank you.

Social Skills Certificate - Your commitment pays off!

Students pursuing extracurricular activities (in the field of Social Competence and/or our WU support programs) can apply for a Social Skills Certificate.

The aim is not only to provide you with a sound scientific education but also to enable you to develop your personality and social skills. To get the Social Skills Certificate, you need to attend specific workshops on Social Competence and/or volunteer in our Mentoring@WU or Volunteering@WU programs.

Career Calling - The fair for your career

A career has many facets – it is not a straight line, it is a winding road. It is colorful, brave, and versatile – and so are you! What will your next step be? Discover 130 companies and more than 1,000 jobs and internships at Career Calling, the fair for your career. Employer pitches, a look behind the scenes of companies and a „Working 2025“ talk will provide new impulses for your own success story. And do not miss the CV checks and application photo shoot.

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There is always room for one more… or is there?

To help you get the most out of your study time in the WU Library, we are introducing the following improvements this fall:

Build your ideal study group

The modular five-sided tables on level 4 of the Central Library can be pushed together, pulled apart, and combined freely to suit the size of your study group. We provide the tables and some suggested group seating plans, you just need to bring your friends and fellow students!

More space and more time to work in D4

The Library for Social Sciences in the D4 building now has about 30 additional work stations, as well as new, longer opening hours from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday to Friday).

Pull up a barstool at the search_bar

If you have questions about literature research or reference management software, pull up a stool and join us at the search_bar: Starting on October 1, the bar is open Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Library Information area – no reservations required!

How crowded is the Library right now?

How many spaces are currently available in the Central Library and the Library for Law? How crowded are they likely to be later in the day? Effective immediately, you can use our new occupancy tracker to check online from home or on your cell phone how many people are currently using the libraries.

Bring your own box and reduce plastic waste

We all know the following scenario: You are hungry, you quickly get take-out and enjoy your meal at your favorite place on campus. Afterwards, your stomach is full, and so is the garbage can. To address this problem, the WU environmental team has come up with a great initiative: Bring Your Own Box! Have your lunch filled into your own reusable snack box and get a reward. Between October 14 and 31, 2019, you get a stamp at the participating restaurants (Das Campus, Library-Cafe, Bashly and Kung WU) whenever you bring your own box for their take-out food. Once you have eight stamps, you can redeem your reward card for a reusable WU-branded coffee-to-go cup.

Be part of this initiative and help us to reduce plastic waste!

Learn more

Gender-neutral restrooms

Students and employees at WU should not only be present in their professional roles but also feel welcome as a person per se. This also includes the use of the restrooms. The previous marking of the restrooms according to women and men excludes all people who cannot or do not want to assign themselves to either of the two genders. This marking can lead to unpleasant situations and exclusion in everyday life. To prevent exclusion and create an even more inclusive environment at WU, every WU building is going to have one gender-neutral restroom from October 2019. You can find further information on the WU Blog.

Pictograms of gender-neutral toilets

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