WHU Bachelor Programs: Fees & Financing –

Invest in your future.

We think our international Bachelor programs are a great investment, which is why we do everything possible to make them accessible to all. Financial concerns are definitely not part of our admission criteria.

A number of financing options are in place at WHU to ensure that you can focus on your future without worrying about your finances.

Applicants are allowed to apply to a maximum number of 2 (two) scholarships.

You receive BAföG funding?

BAföG recipients are exempt from tuition fees!

Take a look at our financing options:

For 15% of our German students, scholarships are available. These are allocated based on the German Federal Education and Training Assistance Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz - BAföG).

To apply, you have to make a claim to BAföG based on your household income and assets. A BAföG certificate will then verify your information.

The BAföG application must be submitted to the corresponding BAföG authority between August 8th and September 30th. Usually, the final BAföG assessment will be available by November. If you are not eligible for the scholarship, WHU will claim the tuition fee accordingly.

After receiving a study offer you will be able to apply for a tuition fee waiver or reduced tuition fees at WHU. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you’re a German student with a considerable income and assets of up to €7,670 above the BaföG limit per year, you will be eligible for a reduced tuition fee. The reduction is 90% of the tuition fee according to experience. The application procedure is the same as for the tuition fee waiver.

After receiveing a study offer you will be able to apply for a tuition fee waiver or reduced tuition fees at WHU. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

A diverse environment is very important at WHU, which is why the Admissions Team would like to support and encourage top female candidates in their studies at WHU by awarding The Women in Business Scholarship.

An application to the scholarship in combination with an application to one of our Bachelor of Science programs is required. The Women in Business Scholarship is processed and awarded in order of application. The scholarship awards 20% of the tuition fees in one of our Bachelor of Science programs.

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The Global IB Scholarship supports students with an IB Diploma who wish to study at WHU. This scholarship is awarded to top IB graduates regardless of nationality.

An application to the scholarship in combination with an application to one of our Bachelor of Science programs is required. The Global IB Scholarship is processed and awarded in order of application. The scholarship awards 20% of the tuition fees in one of our Bachelor of Science programs.

Download scholarship application form

After receiving this scholarship, students from non-EU countries pay only the EU tuition fees. This scholarship is intended to provide financial support to young applicants from non-EU countries with very good academic performance.

An application to the scholarship in combination with an application to one of our Bachelor of Science programs is required. The Excellence and Diversity Scholarship is processed and awarded in order of application.

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At WHU, we are open to the world and actively promote diversity and internationality. To make studying at WHU easier for international students, we award the Global Community Scholarship to top students who do not have German citizenship.

An application to the scholarship in combination with an application to one of our Bachelor of Science programs is required. The Global Community Scholarship is processed and awarded in order of application. The scholarship awards 20% of the tuition fees in one of our Bachelor of Science programs.

Download scholarship application form

WHU is pleased to offer the WHU Startup Academy Scholarship in cooperation with the student club, Startup Academy. The scholarship will be awarded to outstanding participants of the WHU Startup Academy event. The scholarship awards 20% of the tuition fees in one of our Bachelor of Science programs.

An application to the scholarship in combination with an application to one of our Bachelor of Science programs is required. The WHU Startup Academy Scholarship is processed and awarded in order of application. Proof of your participation in the event is also required.

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WHU is happy to announce its new Bachelor in Business Psychology. Applicants who demonstrate above-average intellectual skills and an interest in business psychology will receive a 20% waiver of the semester fees upon receipt of this scholarship.

An application to the scholarship in combination with an application to one of our Bachelor of Science programs is required. The WHU Talent in Business Psychology Scholarship is processed and awarded in order of application.

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At WHU, we aspire to provide excellence in management education. We believe that innovative insights and perspectives resulting from a diverse and inspiring environment are the key to success.

We are pleased to support top candidates in their studies at WHU, for which we award this scholarship to candidates of the Bachelor programs who have an outstanding educational background and have demonstrated excellent performance in the WHU Bachelor selection process.

No application is required for this scholarship. Scholarships are awarded automatically after the admission round and candidates are contacted directly by our Admission Team. Each scholarship covers 20% of the semester fees at WHU.

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Before receiving a study offer from WHU, our applicants must complete a multi-stage admission process. The three candidates who make an extra effort in the selection process and achieve the highest scores will receive a partial waiver of 20% of the semester fees.

No application is required for this scholarship. The winners of this award will be contacted directly by the Admissions Team at the end of the admission process.

  • The number of scholarships is limited - there is no entitlement to a scholarship even if the requirements are fulfilled (Exception: A partial waiver is guaranteed for German students if they are eligible for BaFöG or if the BaFöG assessment limit is exceeded by a maximum of EUR 7,670).
  • All necessary documents for the scholarship application must be submitted by May 25 of the year in which the studies are to begin.
  • WHU reserves the right to revoke scholarships if the student violates WHU's values or provides false information in their application.
  • Applicants are allowed to apply to a maximum number of 2 (two) scholarships

Within the scope of the national scholarship program, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management awards especially talented, high-performing students with scholarships. Comprehensive information regarding the Deutschlandstipendium can be found here.

WHU has arranged low-interest loan schemes with Sparkasse Koblenz for German-speaking WHU students. All the bank requires is the study contract. If you’re a German-speaking international student, this loan is available to those who can provide a loan guarantee from Germany.

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Through the innovative Generation Contract, Brain Capital GmbH provides you with a flexible payment option to fit in with your lifestyle after graduation. As an income-dependent repayment model, you only start repaying once you’re earning a specified minimum salary. Interested in graduate studies? A business start-up? That’s fine, repayment will be postponed.

Over the course of 10 years, you will pay back the money used to study, and then it’s done. A maximum repayment limit will be agreed upon signing the Generation Contract.

The Generation Contract even extends to supporting you in your living expenses, with an amount up to €600 per month. Participants of the Generation Contract can also access career mentoring provided exclusively by Brain Capital GmbH, supporting you in reaching your career goals.

Applicants from the European Union, the United States, and Canada may receive up to 100% funding of tuition fees and living expenses (up for €600 per month). Applicants from other countries may receive up to 66% funding of tuition fees.

One of every five foundations in Germany is not able to find suitable students for their scholarship programs. Of the few students who apply for scholarships, 92% target only 0.8% of all foundations.

Hence a variety of databases exist, comparing applicant profiles with available scholarships, as for example: 

Numerous student loans and education funds supplement traditional forms of financing such as scholarships, BAföG, or parental support. The CHE has reported 33 offers, including the above-mentioned offer from Brain Capital GmbH

Fees per semester

7,900*
For citizens of EEA countries and Switzerland
12,950*
For citizens of non-EEA countries

* This includes all administrative and on-campus services and courses (except additional and optional courses), study abroad tuition but does not cover any living costs.