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Witten Herdecke University Admissions 2020-2021, Deadlines, Requirements & Visa Process

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Witten Herdecke University enrolls about 2000 - 3000 students every year. Applications are invited for the winter and summer semesters. International applicants are required to submit proof of both English and German Langauge Proficiency. Admissions in UG and PG programs can be made online through the University application portal.


Application portalUniversity application portal
Application fees (for international students)50 Euros - 150 Euros
Acceptance rate10 - 20%
Mode of paymentBank transfer or through credit card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake season (for international students)Summer and winter
Work experienceNot required
Financial aid (for international students)Scholarship

Witten Herdecke University Admission Deadline

The applications should reach the university before the specified deadline. Below are the deadlines mentioned for the following courses:

CoursesSummer Semester (Application Deadline)Winter Semester (Application Deadline)
Dentistry-5 May
Psychology with a focus on clinical psychology and psychotherapy (M.Sc.)-15 June
Orientation Study Culture and Society-30 June
Medicine15 July -
Management (B.Sc) Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (BA) Ethics and Organization (MA) Digital Transformation & Social Responsibility (MA) General Management (MA) Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (MA) & (BA) Strategy & Organization (M.Sc.)31 January 31 July
Psychology (BSc)30 September28 February

Witten Herdecke University International Admissions

International students who wish to study for a degree at the university should follow the regular procedure of application through the campus management system UWE. Applicants must have skills in German Language and English Language. There is no other specific requirement for International students.

English Proficiency Test Score

The minimum English language scores required by the international applicants applying for courses taught in English medium are as follows:

English language testMinimum Score 

German Proficiency Test Score 

German is a medium of language for some courses and hence, applicants are required to have cleared German language exams. Given below are the minimum requirements for German language skills required for admissions in Witten Herdecke University

German Language ExamMinimum Score 
DSH Certificate (German Language examination for university admission)At Least level 2 is expected
Test DaF (Test German as a foreign language)At Least level 4
Goethe Certificate C2

Visa process for international students 

Apply for the visa at the German Embassy at home country. The visa application will take about 2-3 months to process, so do it as soon as possible. Applicants will have to bring the following documents to get the study permit :

  • 2 Application forms
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of financial support (minimum 670 Euro per month)
  • Proof of German language proficiency
  • Proof of health insurance
  • A declaration declaring that all the provided information is true and complete.
  • Admission letter from the German University.
  • Previous university certificates and transcripts
  • 3 passport pictures.
  • Demand Draft of 60 Euros.

Witten Herdecke University Undergraduate Admissions

The university has a total of 4 bachelor courses from the fields of health, economy, and culture. For admission into these courses follow the following steps and provide all the documents mentioned below:

Where to Apply: University application Portal

Application fees: 100- 150 Euros

Admission requirements:

  • Fill the online application form by creating an account and signing up.
  • Attend the personal Interview.

Documents required:

  • Fill the application form and sign it.
  • Uncertified copy of the university entrance qualification.
  • German language certificate for non-german speakers.
  • A typed tubular CV.
  • Letter of motivation (This should be at least a 4-page text describing career, interests, and inclination in the particular field are applying for.
  • Internship (If the student has done an internship in the following field).

Witten Herdecke University Postgraduate Admissions

The admission requirements and process for the postgraduate applicants are briefed in the sections below:

Where to Apply: University application Portal

Application fees: 50 - 150 Euros

Admission Requirements:

  • Uncertified copy of the bachelor's degree
  • The updated CV
  • Proof of internships (may be required in specific subjects)
  • Letter of Motivation, mentioning the details about what inspires to take up the particular course.
  • Photographs
  • Deposit or transfer slip of the application fees paid.
CourseApplication FeeApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsEnglish/German Proficiency Test Scores
MSc in Strategy and Organisation100 EurosRolling admissionBachelor's degree in the field of Economics with a total of 180 ECTSCEFR: B2
IELTS: 6.5
MA PPE100 EurosOctober 1Bachelors degree with 180 ECTSTOEFL IBT - 83,
MA Strategy and Organization100 EurosOctober 1Bachelors degree with 180 ECTSCEFR: B2
MSc in Psychology 150 EurosSummer semester - Jan 15
Winter semester - June 15
Bachelors degree in psychology with 180 ECTSGoethe: C1 level
MA in Digital Transformation and Social Responsibility50 EurosWinter semester - July 31stThe applicant should have a bachelors degree with 180 ECTSCEFR: B2

The admission committee decides on mutual consent. So the selection process would take about 3-4 weeks and the selected students will be notified in writing. Applicants are suggested to fulfill minimum requirements as the admissions policy is highly selective. Applicants may be interviewed for some courses.

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