Dates and deadlines

The following periods are cut-off dates. Please note that in some cases special periods may apply to foreign student applicants. Submission deadlines may also vary for foreign students who wish to apply for participation in an exchange programme. Documents submitted outside the specified periods will not be considered.

Applicants from Germany and EU/EEA member states

Applicants from non-EU and non-EEA member states

Cut-off dates

Cut-off dates cannot be extended. If you fail the enrolment period provided in your admission letter, the enrolment will be denied. Your admission will be revoked and your study place will be granted to the next candidate on the ranking list.

If a given deadline happens to fall on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, it does not automatically extend as usual to the next working day. Deadlines always end at midnight on the indicated day. To ensure that your documents meets the deadline (even on Sundays and public holidays), you can use the "Deadline Postbox" located in front of the Schloss (Schlossplatz 2, 48149 Münster). Documents posted after midnight are recognised by the "Deadline Postbox" as having been received on the following day.


If you send us your documents by post, please remember that it won't reach us on the same day. To meet the deadline, only the date of receipt of the documents at WWU Münster counts, not the day on which you posted the documents. If possible, ask your postal delivery service for a deposit receipt just in case your documents are exceptionally lost.

You will receive a confirmation of receipt by email after your documents have been received by the Student Admissions Office. Please save this email confirmation as proof of receipt for later reference.