Your future awaits –

Apply now for our Bachelor Program!

The Bachelor in International Business Administration (BIBA) at WHU is a rigorous undergraduate program. It demands outstanding intellectual abilities as well as exceptional personal and interpersonal skills.

We value your whole personality, looking beyond academic proficiency and towards your potential in business. Exceptional logical and analytical skills should be balanced with creative thinking. Excellent communication skills, general knowledge, and fluency in English are important. If you’re qualified academically, we want you to demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, openness, creativity, determination, resilience, responsibility, and team spirit.

Admission Requirements

Get organized –
Check out our Bachelor admissions requirements.

  • Education: Secondary school diploma or equivalent higher education entrance qualification (e.g., IB, Abitur, A-Levels). If your secondary school diploma has not been issued by the application deadline, you may apply with the most recent mid-term report card/predictions available.

    To check whether you are eligible to study in Germany, please review either of the following websites:
    Uni Assist
    Anabin (available only in German)
  • Proof of English proficiency1: WHU accepts one of the following English language tests: 

    TOEFL (iBT): Minimum score for German/English track: 95, minimum score for English track: 100. Our TOEFL code is 0682
    IELTS: Academic Module min. 6.5 (German/English track) or 7.0 (English track)
    Cambridge ESOL: Minimum level CAE, Grade C (German/English track) or Grade B (English track)

    Please note: If you are currently studying at an English-speaking school, you may be exempt from an English test
  • Practical experience2: Achieved through either a business internship or apprenticeship amounting to a total of six weeks. This can also be a combination of multiple internships lasting at least two weeks each. These requirements must be met by the start of the semester (September 2020).

1External English tests must be submitted at the latest by May 22, 2020, one week after the final application deadline (May 15, 2020).

Alternatively, WHU offers Institutional TOEFL tests in May each year. 

  • Friday, May 8, 2020 (4:30 pm), registration deadline April 24, 2020
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 (10:00 am), registration deadline May 2, 2020

Check out our Institutional TOEFL

2Unable to complete your internship before the start of the program? 

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Application Documents

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Important Dates

Application Period
September 15, 2019 - May 15, 2020*
*Application Deadline for the Early Admission Rounds is March 15, 2020

1st WHU On-Campus
Admission Rounds:

April 3 or 4, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

2nd WHU On-Campus
Admission Rounds:

June 5 or 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Introduction Week:
Commences August 31, 2020

Program start: 
September 1, 2020


Taking a gap year? An early application is possible.

If you are graduating this year but still wish to take a year off, not a problem! Apply now for a spot in the class starting in fall 2021. You have until spring 2021 to submit all test results. You can also withdraw your application free-of-charge at any time.

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Admission Process

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Check out our four-step application process.

If you meet the admission requirements and are motivated to start your future now, you will be eligible to take part in the selection process. We carefully select approximately 240 students per year through a four-stage admission process.

Step-by-step application process:

Once you have reviewed the Bachelor Programs’ admission requirements please read through the required application documents and then complete the following steps:

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Please note:

To dowload the forms, we recommend to save them on your desktop (right mouse click, save as) and then open them afterwards with Adobe Reader DC from there. 

Application fees

A non-refundable application fee is charged for processing each application received by WHU:

EUR 20,00 for applications submitted by February 15, 2020
EUR 30,00 for applications submitted by March 15, 2020
EUR 40,00 for applications submitted by May 15, 2020

We recommend wire transfer as the most efficient payment method:
Beneficiary: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Bank name and address: Sparkasse Koblenz, Bahnhofstr. 11, 56068 Koblenz, Germany
IBAN: DE85 570 501 20 00000 94102

Please name the payment transaction as follows:  "100421-last name, first name".

Upon review of all application materials, we will invite qualified candidates to participate in the final admission test. We select candidates based on academic performance as well as personal characteristics and extracurricular activities.

If you’re from Germany and countries that are part of the Schengen Agreement, we hope you will take part in the final admission round on the WHU campus. For exceptions, please contact us as soon as you have submitted your application.

Upcoming dates:
Friday, April 3, 2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020

*On-campus admission tests take all day, approximately from 9:30 - 17:30 CEST. 
Candidates traveling to WHU campus to participate in the final admission test can choose from various options for accommodation in different price categories in Vallendar and Koblenz. The public transport system between Vallendar and Koblenz via bus and train is excellent. As a low-cost alternative we can recommend "Haus Sonnenau" and the "Berufsförderungswerk" in Vallendar.

During the final admission round, we want to get to know you. Up to seven examiners will be part of the evaluation and the final admission test, developed and monitored by the Institute of Test Development and Talent Research (ITB). The test consists of four parts:

  • Presentation followed by questions
  • Group discussion
  • Personal interview
  • Analytical test

If you’re an international student or cannot make our on-campus test dates, it is possible to arrange individual test days on a rolling admission basis. If you live outside of Germany and the Schengen region, you have the option of completing the admission test in your home country and/or via Skype.

Our Admission Committee is responsible for the final admission decisions. After the final test, you will receive an admission ranking. The admission ranking is composed of the mean score from the presentation, interviews, group discussion, and the analytical test results. 

If you’re successful, you will receive an offer letter via email. In some instances, we place a few candidates on a waiting list.

It may be possible to defer your place for the following year. Please contact us for more details.

Fees & Financing

Invest in your future –
Helping you finance your studies.

Finances shouldn’t interfere with your higher education and career goals. We have a number of scholarships and financing opportunities so you can focus on your future, not your finances.

Learn more about our financing possibilities and tuition fees