Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in studying at WHU please contact the international office at your home university as you have to be officially nominated by your school. After this you will receive information on WHU’s online application system from us

As an exchange student from one of our partner universities you do not have to pay tuition fees at WHU but you usually have to continue paying tuition at your home university. Please check with your home university.

Guest students/freemovers (i.e. students whose home university is not a partner university of WHU), however, do need to pay tuition at WHU. For more information please check the section on our freemover program.

Yes. The perfect people to answer all your questions and give hands-on advice are our Study Abroad Ambassadors. All our ambassadors have spent one semester or academic year at WHU or are WHU students who are engaged in our student initiative VIP (Vallendar Integration program) which is responsible for the integration into the WHU student community. To get in touch with them just visit our Facebook fan page "International@WHU" and post on our wall or send them an email.

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No. Unfortunately this is not possible. All exams have to be taken at the scheduled time at WHU. Only re-exams may be taken at the home university.

Contact the exchange coordinator at WHU to inform them about your late arrival. Remember to read all information on our website carefully, since you will miss the orientation days.

There might be the possibility to store your luggage before and after your stay at the housing facility you are living in during your stay. Please contact the housing office for more details at housing(at) . 

BSc and MSc exchange students do not need to proove their proficiency in English. In those cases the selection process of our partner universities is sufficient. MBA students, however, do need to proove their English proficiency (please see section about MBA requirements). 

Yes, mandatory orientation days take place one or two days before the semester start. More detailed information can be found here.

WHU offers free intensive German courses running through the semester. Exchange students have the opportunity to participate in one of the 4 levels offered, from beginners to advanced. More information can be found here.

For the fall semester the deadline is the 1st of June (in the same year) and for the spring semester the 1st of October (in the previous year).

Please click here to get a detailed description on how to get to WHU.

Registration for courses in done when you get to WHU and received access to our intranet. Registering for courses before arriving at WHU is not possible as the whole process is done through our intranet. At the beginning of the semester there will be a detailed information session on how to register courses in our intranet.

Upon arrival students will get access to our intranet where they can register for the courses they want to take at WHU during their exchange period. Registering for courses before arriving at WHU is not possible as the whole process is done through our intranet. At the beginning of the semester there will be a detailed information session on how to register courses in our intranet.

Information about courses can be found in our online course guide.

WHU offers undergraduate classes (BSc in Business Administration) and graduate classes (MSc in Management, MSc in Finance and MBA). Exchange students can choose from all courses offered according to their study program during their exchange at WHU.

The application for housing is done within the online application. After processing the application the housing office will contact the students directly. Housing is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Exchange students will be supported in finding their apartment before arrival, either with maps, detailed descriptions how to find the apartment or by a WHU student buddy.

Our housing office will help you in finding suitable accommodation for your stay. WHU offers various furnished housing options in Vallendar ranging from a single room to an apartment. Housing prices range from 250 to 400 Euros per month.

No. 80 % percent of the courses in the undergraduate program and 100% of the courses in the graduate programs are taught in English.

Study Abroad Ambassadors

Looking for hands-on advice from former exchange students or WHU students? Ask our Study Abroad Ambassadors!