The degree programme starts each year in the winter semester (1 October). We offer a rolling application process: This means that you can apply all year round and thus secure your study place at an early date. After having positively assessed your submitted and complete application during pre-selection, we invite you to an admission seminar. This takes place either at our university or – for applicants from abroad – in the form of online interviews. A few days after the seminar, you will receive either an offer for a study place or, in the unfortunate case, a rejection.
If the cohort of the coming winter semester is already full, you will receive a place on the waiting list as well as a secure study place in the following year. On request, we are always happy to inform you whether there are still places available for the coming winter semester.
If you are an EU national and plan to start studying at UW/H in a particular year, the deadline for submitting your application is 31 July of that year. Prospective students from non-EU countries should submit their application and additional documents well before the deadline as they may have to obtain a visa, which requires further paperwork. The time needed to complete this process with the German authorities can vary considerably from one country to another and may take six months or longer. It is therefore advisable to check early enough with the German embassy or consulate in your country in order to find out about visa processing times and to submit your application early enough.
Please do not hesitate to contact our applications office for any queries and questions you may have. If due to reasons beyond your control you manage to apply on short notice only, we will always do our very best to find an individual solution for you.