Frequently Askes Questions

Application

Is there an application deadline?

Application deadline for summer semester: April 1st

Application deadline for winter semester: October 1st 

What are the admission requirements?

All admission requirements are listed here.

Can I apply for a single module?

Yes, of course, but all modules are suitable for a single study. Please name us which module you want to study and send the following documents to wes[at]uni-kassel[dot]de:

  • certificates and transcript(s) of records of your previous higher education (e.g. bachelor´s degree)
  • Curriculum Vitae
What possibilities do I have to prove my English skills?

You can prove your English language knowledge by one of the documents mentioned at the university's info-website. If you are a native speaker, please submit a letter explaining that (native country, education etc.).

Can I send my application documents via e-mail?

Yes, you can apply via e-mail for a certificate study.

You can find a detailed description about the application process here.

At what time will I be informed whether I have been admitted or not?

Usually, you will be informed within a few days. We will contact you in case any documents are missing or are not meeting the required standard (yet). You will have the opportunity to resubmit documents. 

Can I switch from a certificate to the master program?

Usually, you will be informed within a few days. We will contact you in case any documents are missing or are not meeting the required standard (yet). You will have the opportunity to resubmit documents. 

How do I – a certificate student – become a master student?

To become a master student while already being a certificate student, you will have to go through the same application process as other master applicants.

Application process for students with a first degree received outside of Germany: click here.

Application process for students with a first degree received in Germany: click here.

Cost & Payment

Do I have to pay the full tuition fees at the start of my studies?

No. You have the possibility to pay the tuition fees in installments of 3,000 Euros per semester. If you study for longer than 2 semesters, you will not have to pay any tuition fees anymore.

Do I have to pay an application fee?

No, you don´t have to pay an application fee to become a certificate student.

Are there any means of support or scholarships?

We offer a partial scholarship for eligible new certificate students. Check out the terms and conditions here.

What payment methods do you offer?

As a program settled at a university, we can only offer bank transfers.

Study Organization

How do create my schedule?

The prescribed period of study of a certificate is 2 semesters (one year), whereby every module is only offered once a year. As a certificate student you don´t have to create your own study schedule, as the modules are already distributed across both semesters.

Is it possible to work a full-time job while studying?

Yes! WES.online has been specifically created for people working a full-time job. As all modules are taught 100% online and all lecturers are recorded, you can study anywhere and anytime.

Can I study from a non-European country?

Yes, of course. You can study from anywhere in the world.

When do the winter and summer semesters start and end?

Our winter-semester runs from 1 October until  31 March.

Our summer-semester runs from 1 April until 31 September.

The lectures of the winter semester usually start in the middle of October and end with exams in February/March. The lectures in the summer semester start in the middle of April and end with exams in July until August. Homework assignment deadlines can reach into September.

Online Learning

What is a virtual classroom?

We teach all online modules with the web conference tool Adobe Connect. For every module, we created an own virtual classroom in which the lecturer gives their lectures. This procedure is very interactive and similar to an on-campus classroom. All students can talk to their lecturer and classmates via microphone and via chat. Online teaching offers the advantage that all sessions can be recorded. This enables our students to study anywhere at any time.

Do I need any other technical devices besides a computer with internet access?

You will need a webcam for taking part in oral exams and holding presentations.

It is advised to use a headset as well.

Where can I receive help with technical related questions?

For technical support please feel free to contact us or the IT service (its-helpdesk[at]uni-kassel[dot]de).