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.
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:
Anabin (available only in German)
- Proof of English skills1: 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)
If you currently study at an English-speaking school, you may be exempted from an English test
- Practical experience2: Six weeks internship or apprenticeship
1External English tests must be submitted one week after the application deadline at the latest. With this in mind, please take any external tests at least one week prior to our application deadline, as it takes approximately two weeks to receive the test results.
Alternatively, WHU offers Institutional TOEFL tests in May of each year. The May test dates are usually scheduled close to the final application deadline, providing the last opportunity to submit proof of English language skills for the upcoming study year. It is not possible to take part in both dates in May.
- Friday, 10th May 2019 (4:30 pm), registration deadline 26th April 2019
- Saturday, 18th May 2019 (10:00 am), registration deadline 04th May 2019
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September 15, 2018 - May 15, 2019
Early Application Deadline
March 15, 2019
WHU Early On-Campus
April 5 or 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
June 14 or 15, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Taking a gap year? Early application is possible
Apply now for a spot in the class starting in 2020. You can submit all test results until Spring 2020. It is possible to apply one year before the start of your studies if you will be graduating the year you apply. You can also withdraw your application free-of-charge at any time.
Get started –
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, you should:
- Download and fill-out the required forms. Please use the English version of the forms (biographical questionnaire, CV) to do the further application process in English or use the German version (Biografischer Fragebogen, standardisierter Lebenslauf) to complete the application process in German.
- Collect the supporting documents (see admission requirements)
- Create an application account online
- Upload all required documents
- Pay application fees (see below)
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.
A non-refundable application fee is charged for processing each application received by WHU:
EUR 20,00 for applications submitted by February 15, 2019
EUR 30,00 for applications submitted by March 15, 2019
EUR 40,00 for applications submitted by May 15, 2019
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
BIC (SWIFT): MALA DE 51 KOB
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. As well as academic results, we also select candidates based on personal character traits.
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.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Saturday, April 06, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
*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:
- Personal interview
- Presentation followed by questions
- Group discussion
- 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.
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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.