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Applying to the B.A. Program in International Management (BWL)

The following menu items provide comprehensive information about applying for admission to the Bachelor of Arts program in International Management – BWL at Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Selection Process

Selection Process

The Bachelor of Arts program in International Management – BWL has a language focus on Danish and Spanish.

The International Management degree program with the language focus on Danish is admissions-restricted.

For this year's fall semester, 80 study places are available for the Danish language concentration.

The International Management degree program with a major in Spanish is open-admission.

Only applications received in due form and time will participate in the selection process. The legal basis for the selection of applicants is the University Admission Act and the University Admission Ordinance of the State of Schleswig Holstein.


First, the university forms so-called preliminary quotas with the following distribution:

  • International applicants from non-EU countries (8%)
  • Hardship cases (2%)
  • Top athletes (2%)
  • Second degree applicants (3%)
  • Vocationally qualified (applicants without final school exam grade) (5%)

If you belong to this group of applicants, you will be granted pre-admission.

It then allocates the remaining study places as follows:

  • 20% exclusively according to performance (final school exam grade)
  • 20% exclusively after waiting period (Wartesemester)
  • 60% according to university selection process

During university selection, only the final school examination grade is evaluated.

All applications received on time and in the correct form will be included in the selection process. The legal basis for the selection of applicants is the University Admissions Act (Hochschulzulassungsgesetz) and the University Admissions Ordinance (Hochschulzulassungsverordnung) of the State of Schleswig Holstein.

Acceptance of study places

Immediately after the application deadline (around July 20), the main selection process will take place and all considered applicants will receive an admissions notification  by email. This email will explain the next steps you’ll need to take and provide you with information about to register for the immersive language courses.

Within a few days, you must then confirm your acceptance of the offered study place by sending an email to the EUF admissions office.

After the acceptance period has expired, we will determine whether all of the available study places have been allocated. If this is not the case, the first succession procedure (Nachrückverfahren) will begin immediately. The ensuing process will be identical to that of the main selection process. The very compressed time between admission and acceptance is necessary because the language courses already take place in August, and the lectures begin in September.

Please note:
  • Overview of scheduled admissions dates and the deadlines for acceptance of study places
  • Please check your mail account regularly and be sure to check your SPAM folder as well.
  • If you do not accept your study place by email within the set deadline, your admission will expire and you will no longer be able to enroll.
  • If you do not have access to your emails on dates when the study places are given out, you must assign another person to sift through your emails and, if necessary, formally notify the university of your acceptance of the offered study place.

Preferential Selection

Preferential Selection

If you weren't able to start your studies because you were admitted to the university while doing a civil service (FSJ, FÖJ, Bundesfreiwilligendienst, etc.), you can apply for preferential selection after you have completed your service.  

To be given preferential selection, you must again apply to the same university and the same degree program and subject components, which must be offered when you reapply. For example, if you were admitted to the B.A. Program in International Management with the Danish concentration, you won't be eligible for preferential selection if you choose the Spanish concentration after you finish your service.

Application procedure for preferential selection

You complete the online application procedure again in the usual manner and, when prompted, answer "yes" to the question about the preferential selection.

In addition to the usual application documents, you must also submit a copy of last year's admission notice and a document confirming that you completed your service, in which your exact starting and completion dates for the service are listed.

Please note: The contract of service does not represent a confirmation that you actually performed a service. It must always be issued by the institution providing the service, not by the institution where the service was completed.

If you meet the requirements for preferential selection and submit the required documents, the university will grant you admission before the selection procedure for other applicants.

Application deadlines

Application Deadlines

Most students will start their studies in the first semester (program semester 1). The application deadlines for program semesters 2-6 are also provided here for those who are applying for admission to an advanced semester.

 To begin studies in the fall semester (program semester 1):

May 15 Application period opens
July 15 Application period closes for high school graduates

To begin studies in the fall semester (program semesters 3 or 5):

May 15 Application period opens
July 15 Application period closes

For prior-year high school graduates who need to submit the language certificates (see "Admission Requirements"), the application deadline is August 31.

To begin studies in the spring semester (program semester 2, 4 or 6):

December 1 Application period opens
Janaury 31 Application period closes for recent high school graduates

Application Process

The Application Procedure

To apply for admission to a degree program at Europa-Universität Flensburg, you must complete two steps:

  1. Go through the required steps in our online application portal
  2. Send in all necessary application documents

It is not necessary to register with or apply through the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admissions, DoSV).

You may only submit one application. This means you must decide ahead of time whether you want to apply for the Danish or the Spanish language focus.

In the online application, enter all the personal information required for your chosen degree program. Once you finish the online application, print out the application form, which contains your personal application number, more information about the procedure, and your login username and password for the application portal. It also contains a link to the application instructions for your degree program and a list of the documents required program. As a final application step, you need to mail in the paper copies of your application form and all required documents to the EUF admissions office. Please note: The documents must be received by EUF no later than the application deadline; the date when you completed the online application, or the date when the documents were postmarked, is not relevant. You will find the address to which you must send the documents pre-printed on the application form.

After it receives your application, the university will review all your documents. You can then check for yourself in the application portal whether your application is complete, or whether any documents are missing—in which case you will receive an email from the admissions office informing you that your application status has changed. Please note: you must submit any missing documents listed in the application portal by the application deadline. Late submissions after the application deadline has passed will NOT be accepted.

If you have made a mistake in the online application or if you want to change your application, you can reapply online at any time. You will then receive a new application number. Only your most recently submitted application will be considered in the selection process; all previous applications will be disregarded.

How the online application works

You may only apply for one restricted-admission degree program (or a combined restricted-admission degree program). If you apply for several applications for admission-restricted programs, during the selection process the university will only consider your most recent application processed by the admissions office.

Please note: Online applications submitted before the official application start date cannot be considered. This also applies if your application materials are received after the application deadline. The responsibility for ensuring that your application is received by the deadline is entirely up to you.

Go to the online application portal

Applicants Who Have Completed Military or Other Official Services

Applicants who have completed certain official services (military service, civilian service, FSJ, federal voluntary service, etc.) no longer need to count on an extended waiting period. However, they can be important as a tie-breaking mechanism, if two applicants receive equal ranking during the selection process.

If you indicate in your online application that you have served such a term of service, your application documents must include a simple copy of the appropriate proof of this. Admissible forms of proof are either the official certificate of the completed service or (if the your term of service has not yet ended at the time when you apply) a current statement from your service institution confirming the beginning, end and type (FSJ, Bundesfreiwilligendienst, etc.) of service you are performing.

Only if you are applying for "preferential selection" do you have to get this document officially certified by a public notary (Beglaubigung)

Hardship Application

Hardship Application

In justified special cases, the university may admit applicants for admission-restricted courses of study within the framework of the so-called hardship quota.

In this case, such serious health, social, or family reasons must be present that the applicant cannot be expected to wait even one semester for admission when applying the strictest standards. There must, therefore, be a special circumstance that describes your current and future situation.

Circumstances existing in the past are not relevant. For that, you may apply for disadvantage compensation.

If you are of the opinion that you can legitimately claim to be in an exceptional situation that justifies your immediate admission into the program, you must submit a hardship application together with your application documents. You must also indicate right from the start, during your online application, that you are applying for consideration as a case of "hardship."

Below you will find some examples of reasons that may or may not lead to consideration as a hardship case, as well as the downloadable application form for hardship consideration.

Especially if your case is health-based, please be sure to attach a specialist medical expert assessment (comprehensible to non-doctors) which contains a clear prognosis of the course of your illness.

Advanced Semester Admission

Applying for Admission to an Advanced Semester

As a prerequisite for admission to an advanced semester, the Admissions Committee, the Examination Committee, and/or the receiving institute must have reviewed and accepted as valid any examinations you have already taken in other degree programs. They must also confirm that you place into an advanced semester.

Advanced-semester applicants must submit a separate application for admission to an advanced semester (including all required documents) in addition to the normal application materials.

Of course, your application for advanced-semester placement is still subject to all the admission requirements for first-semester applicants.

Recognition / Advanced Placement

If you have questions about transferring a course or courses taken at an external institution (recognition) or about advanced placement, please first contact the faculty advisor for your chosen degree program or subject.

to subject advising

Subject-specific admissions restrictions also apply for advanced semester applicants.

An overview of all the available study places in all subjects and subject semesters is always available at the start of each application process. This can help you assess your chances of being admitted into a specific subject.

International Applicants

International Applicants

All applicants to a degree program at EUF must complete the online application procedure.

The following foreign applicants can apply under the same terms as German applicants:

  • All foreign applicants or stateless persons who have acquired a German higher education entrance qualification, or who have already completed a degree program in Germany that entitles them to take up the desired degree program.
  • Citizens of a member state of the European Union (EU)
  • Citizens of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) that are not members of the EU (i.e. Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway)
  • Foreign applicants with family members who are citizens of a member state of the EU or of a state party to the EEA Agreement

All international applicants who do not have a German-language university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) require proof of sufficient German language skills. You can find an overview of recognized certificates under "Additional qualifications." 

Please note:

As an international applicant, you should submit your documents as early as possible or preferably submit your certificates and translations of them to the admissions office for review before the official application deadline (scanned documents by email).

You will then receive an assessment of the certificate, which you should then submit along with your application.

If verification is not possible, your documents must be sent by the admissions office to the central office in Bonn. The review process there can take several months. Nevertheless, in order to participate in the selection procedure, the university must receive the result of the Bonn review by the application deadline at the latest.


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:

+49 461 805 2894
Gebäude Helsinki
HEL 013
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg

Disadvantages Compensation

Disadvantages Compensation

If certain conditions are met, you can apply for compensation for disadvantages. If such a request is approved, your grade or the waiting period calculated at the time of application will be adjusted in your favor. A distinction is therefore made between these two requests:

  • A request that the university assign a higher grade to your final school exam grade (Abiturnote)
  • A request that your waiting period be shortened

Such requests may be made if special circumstances prevented you from obtaining a better final grade at school, or from taking the final school exam at an earlier date.

In the Information about compensation for disadvantages you can read about the prerequisites for applying for disadvantage compensation, and the conditions under which such an application can be considered. You must always attach a detailed school report to your application requesting that a higher grade be assigned for your final school exam grade. You can also find information on this report in the above information.
Since such a report is very detailed, you should submit the report with sufficient time to ensure that it arrives at the university in a timely manner. The application must be submitted together with your application documents, and it must contain all the necessary supporting documents.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • A general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or
  • A subject-based university entrance qualification in the fields of economics and social affairs

Keep in mind that the Fachhochschulreife (advanced technical college certificate) does not entitle the holder to university admission in Schleswig-Holstein. Under the tab "Studying without an Abitur," you can learn more about the vocational qualifications that entitle you to study at the university level.

Please go to the menu item "Additional qualifications" to find out the required language qualifications for this program.

Additional Required Qualifications

Additional Required Qualifications

The bachelor of arts degree program in International Management – Business Administration requires applicants to show sound proficiency in English (at least Level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and basic proficiency in Danish or Spanish, in accordance with the Admissions Regulations (Studienqualifikationssatzung) at Europa-Universität Flensburg.  If you do hold neither a school-leaving certificate (Abitur) from a German-taught school, nor a university degree from a German-taught institution, you must submit proof of your proficiency in German together with your application (see also "International Applicants").

Please note:

For applicants with school leaving certificates obtained prior to the current year who need to provide proof language proficiency, as outlined below, the application period closes on July 15.

If you are unable to submit this documentary proof for Danish or Spanish with your application, any notification of admission you receive will be conditional on its having been supplied by the stated date. Your admission will irrevocably expire after that date, if we have not received the required proof by then.

English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a prerequisite for taking up the degree program B.A. International Management – Business Administration. By the application deadline, at latest, applicants must submit evidence of having reached this level of proficiency in English. Otherwise, your application cannot be considered.

Any certificate presented as evidence of language skills must have been obtained within the two years prior to the start of the semester in which you enroll in the program. The following certificates are recognized and considered equally valid:

  1. An average grade (over the last four semesters) of at least ten points in the subject of English at a high school [Gymnasium]. You must have continually taken English courses until Abitur.
  2. A school-leaving certificate entitling you to university admission, from a school where the language of instruction is English.
  3. One of the following certificates of English proficiency at the B2 level:
    • FCE (First Certificate in English): minimum grade B, at least 173 points
    • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English): Grade C (passed)
    • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): Grace C (passed)
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Band Score 6.5
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
      • Internet-Based Testing: at least 90 points
      • Paper-Based Testing: at leastl 577 points (von max. 677)
      • Computer-Based Testing: at least 233 points (von max. 300)

At its discretion, the admissions committee may recognize other forms of evidence as equivalent.
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If you have another form of proof, you must submit written documentation attesting to its recognition as such. Otherwise, your application cannot be accepted for consideration.

If your school-leaving certificate entitling you to study at university was not obtained from a German-taught school, you must present evidence of sufficient mastery of the German language to study at a university (academic language proficiency).  Proof of language proficiency must be submitted by the application deadline. Otherwise, your application will not be considered.
The bachelor's program in International Management – Business Administration accepts the following documents as proof of German language proficiency:

  1. Certificate from the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang - DSH" (German language examination for university entrance) at the DSH-2 level
    (Note: The DSH examination results are only valid when the examining organization is registered with and certified by the HRK (German Rectors' Conference.))
  2. "Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache" - TestDaF (Test of German as a Foreign Language) at the TDN-4 level in all four test sections 
  3. "Prüfungsteil Deutsch" in the assessment examination of the Studienkolleg (§5)
  4. German language diploma (Deutsche Sprachdiplom) issued by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) with the second level DSD II
  5. Certificate from a Goethe Institute at the C1 level
  6. "Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule" certificate

Dates for the intensive Danish language course:  

Student who opt to complete the program with the Danish concentration must present proof of proficiency in Danish at the B1 level (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) before the lecture period begins. This course of study is thus prefaced with an intensive language course, for which the following regulations apply:

  1. Applicants with no prior knowledge of Danish must take an intensive language course culminating in a test, which (both course and test) may be subject to a fee.
  2. Applicants with prior knowledge of Danish based on at least four years of instruction at a German Gymnasium, a regional vocational training center (RBZ)  or a comparable institution must participate in the test according to 1). Applicants whose language level is not sufficient may be required to take an intensive language course as a condition of admission.
  3. Applicants who completed their high school education at a school for Danish minorities in Germany (e.g.,  Dubor-Skolen/A.P. Møller) can meet the language requirement by submitting theirschool-leaving certificate.

    If you are accepted into the program, you will receive further information about language courses from the EUF Center for Languages.
Please note:

All admissions are conditional on your having met the language requirement before the start of classes. You are allowed to repeat the test required at the end of the intensive language course once. Without exception, your admission to the degree program will be rescinded and your enrollment revoked if you fail the second attempt. 

If you wish to enroll in the program with Spanish as a focus language, you must submit proof of Spanish language proficiency at the A2 level (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This must be done by the end of your first (subject) semester in the program, at the latest. The following regulations apply: 

  1. Acceptable certifications of language proficiency (A2 or higher) include:
    • Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)
    • The European Language Certificate (TELC) Spanish
    • Certificado de Español Lengua y Uso  (CELU)
    • UNICert® Zertifikat Spanische.     
    • Written German Abitur examination in Spanish with at least 8 points
  2. The admissions committee will decide on the validity of the documents presented as proof of language proficiency at the start of the lecture period.
  3. If you cannot provide one of the language proficiency certificates listed under 1) before the start of the lecture period, you may register for a language course at Europa-Universität Flensburg during your first semester to prepare for the level A2 examination.  Alternatively, a passing grade in the module exam "Spanish 1" is also recognized as a valid language certificate.
    The university will cover the costs of the intensive language course (levels A1 and A2) and exam preparation.  Information about the intensive Spanish language course.
  4. Proof of language proficiency obtained from other institutions during your first two semesters in the EUF program will be recognized in accordance with the guidelines outlined in 1).
  5. If you do not provide the required proof of language proficiency by the end of your first semester in the program, you will be withdrawn when that semester end. You will retain your right to take examinations to transfer to another university.
  6. If you apply for admission to an advanced program semester, you must submit proof that you possess the required language proficiency at the time of your application.

Second Degree

Second Degree

If you have already successfully completed a bachelor's, diploma, master's, or state examination degree program at a German university at the time of application and your selected program has admission restrictions, you are required to apply for admission as a "second degree applicant."

In an admissions-restricted degree program, the selection of second degree applicants is not based on final school exam grade and waiting period, but rather on

  • Your overall grade achieved in the completed degree program
  • Your justification for opting to do a second degree

Based on these two pieces of information the university determines a score, which it then uses to determine whether you can be admitted into your chosen program if the number of applicants exceeds the available study places.

A maximum of 3% of the available places in your chosen degree program will be allocated to second- degree applicants.

EXCEPTION: Graduates of a bachelor's program who are applying to a master's program for the first time are not viewed as second-degree applicants

The Application Procedure

As a second-degree applicant, you go through the online application procedure like everyone else, in the usual way. In one of the online screens, you must answer "yes" to the question of whether your chosen degree program is for a second degree (Zweitstudium). You will then be referred to the "Antrag auf Zulassung zum Zweitstudium" (Application for Admission as a Second-Degree Applicant), which you must submit together with your application documents. You should only use the application form if you are applying for admission to a degree program with restricted admissions.