BSc/MSc Exchange

Course Information


Nomination and application deadlines

Fall semester and one academic year: June 1
Spring semester: October 1

If you are unable to nominate your students in time or fill out the online application before the deadline please inform us.

Exchange Student

Admission Procedure
  • If you're interested in studying for up to two semesters at WHU and your home university is a partner university of WHU, you may apply for admission to WHU as exchange student after being selected and officially nominated by your school. Please contact the international office at your home university for details on your school’s exchange program with WHU.
  • Once we have received your official nomination as an exchange student from your home university, you will be provided with further information about our online application system from our exchange coordinators.
  • After submitting a complete application, you will then receive an information package and your letter of acceptance, opening the doors to Germany.
Admission Requirements

BSc and MSc exchange students do not need to prove their proficiency in English as we trust the selection process of our partner universities. Yet, we strongly recommend having an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 95 points or equivalent.

Free Mover

If your home university is not a partner university of WHU (see list of WHU's partner universities), you may apply for admission to WHU as a guest student / freemover under certain conditions.

If you are interested in studying for 1-2 semesters at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management but your home university is not one of our partner universities, you could benefit from a slot as a feepaying guest student / freemover.

To apply for admission as a guest student / freemover at WHU, please send your application including your CV, motivation letter and transcripts to our exchange coordinators.

Contrary to exchange students whose tuition is covered by the cooperation agreement between WHU and their home university, freemover students have to pay tuition fees at WHU.

For more information on our freemover program and current tuition fees for freemovers, please contact the responsible exchange coordinator.

Degree-seeking Students

If you would like to apply for admission to WHU as a degree-seeking student, please contact the respective program office at WHU.

Academic Calendar BSc/MSc

Spring 2015
Semester January 6 to April 30 (including exams)*
Quarter III January 6 to February 27*
Quarter IV March 2 to April 30*
Mandatory orientation January 5
Fall 2015
Semester September 1 to December 18*
Quarter I September 1 to October 24*
Quarter II October 26 to December 18*
Mandatory orientation August 27 to 28
Spring 2016
Semester January 7 to May 6 (including exams)*
Quarter III January 7 to March 5*
Quarter IV March 7 to May 6*
Mandatory orientation January 5 to 6