The following admission requirements apply:

  • Master entrance qualification (e.g. Bachelor, Diplom) in Cultural Sciences or other study areas relevant to the World Heritage Studies curriculum (Humanities, Social Sciences, Architecture, Archaeology, Art History, Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Cultural Management or Tourism);
  • Proof of English language proficiency

A board of examiners reviews each application for eligibility, striving to promote excellence, academic integrity, and cultural and professional diversity.

(For the Dual Degree, only the top five students are selected. Further information about the selection criteria and process is provided on the Dual Degree section of this website.)

Deadline for applicants with a foreign Master entrance qualification who require a visa:15 July (via uni assist)
Deadline for applicants with a foreign Master entrance qualification who do not require a visa:15 August (via uni assist)
Deadline for applicants with a German Master entrance qualification:31 August (via myBTU)

Applications via uni assist usually open in March. Applications via myBTU usually open in May.

Special Notes:

  • The application deadline for the Dual Degree in cooperation with Deakin University is 15 July for all applicants.
  • The application deadline to WHS Online for applicants with a foreign Master entrance qualification is 15 August (because they will not need a visa).

Graduates with a foreign Master entry qualification apply via uni assist, an external organisation that conducts the formal evaluation of the candidates’ academic qualifications.

Graduates with a German Master entry qualification apply via our university's myBTU application portal.

For more information on the application process, please see the websites of the Admissions and Registrar's Office.


* If these documents are issued in a language other than English or German, certified translations have to be provided in addition to the original language documents.

Additional documents may be required, depending on the application process via uni-assist or myBTU. Please read all information on the respective website carefully!


Do you have questions? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions in our FAQs.

Do you have questions about the application process? Find further information and contact details on the websites of the Admissions and Registrar's Office.

Do you have questions about the study programme or the subject-specific admission criteria? You can contact us at worldheritage-ma(at)

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