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)

Special Notes:

  • The application deadline for the Dual Degree in cooperation with Deakin University is 15 July for all applicants.
  • Since students of the study option WHS Online neither need, nor are eligible for a student visa, the application deadline is 15 August for all applicants with a foreign Master entrance qualification.

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


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.

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

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