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WHU Bachelor Programs: Our Fees and Financing Explained

A WHU Bachelor Program is a major investment in your future. And we understand that you may have some questions about cost. To help, we offer simple financing options and scholarships for talented candidates.

There are many obstacles to business success. We work hard to make sure that our tuition fees are not one of them.
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Financing your studies

Our tuition fees are €8500 per semester.
BAföG recipients are exempt from tuition fees
60% of our students choose a WHU scholarship – or one of our other financing options.
And do not worry. Your application for financing will not affect your application to WHU.

Our scholarships are awarded on a continual basis, but only after you have received an offer of a place. Applying early for one of our Bachelor's programs can increase your chances of receiving a scholarship. Proof of English proficiency is a prerequisite for your scholarship application.

Scholarships
  • 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 15 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 our Bachelor program in Business Psychology is required. The WHU Talent in Business Psychology Scholarship is processed and awarded in order of application.

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 programs’ selection process. Applicants to this scholarship are required to have a grade point average of 1,0 -1,5 in the Abitur or equivalent (e.g. IB, A-Levels, among others). The mid-term report card or predicted grades submitted during your application are sufficient.

An application to the scholarship in combination with an application to one of our Bachelor of Science programs is required. The Undergraduate 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.

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.

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: 

Financing options:

For 15% of students, WHU provides full scholarships. This means that you do not have to pay tuition fees for the regular study program (180 cr, no additional modules).

These scholarships are allocated based on the German Federal Education and Training Assistance Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz - BAföG).

To apply for the tuition waiver, you have to be eligible for BAföG (a pre-requisite is usually the German citizenship, but there are exceptions for foreigners). You have to prove your household income and assets when submitting the BAföG application. A BAföG certificate containing the relevant information must then be submitted to WHU.

The BAföG application must be submitted to the corresponding BAföG authority (Amt für Ausbildungsförderung an der Universität Koblenz) between August 4th 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 fees accordingly. Please inform yourself in time if you are eligible for BAföG, e.g., via www.bafoeg-rechner.de. If the number of scholarship applications exceeds the number of scholarships available, they will be allocated according to financial needs and the ranking in the selection process. Any students who will not be able to receive a full scholarship, will then be eligible for reduced tuition fees.

After receiving a study offer you will be able to apply for a tuition fee waiver or reduced tuition fees at WHU by July 15th. Further information can be found in this flyer (only available in German). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you are a student who is generally eligible for BAföG (a pre-requisite is usually the German citizenship, but there are exceptions for foreigners) with a considerable income and assets of up to €7,670 above the BaföG limit per year, you will be eligible for reduced tuition fees. The overall sum being available for reduced tuition fees is limited. The amount of reduction for each student depends on the number of eligible students and can therefore be communicated only after the start of the program. We expect a reduction between 50% and 75%. The application procedure is the same as for the tuition fee waiver.

After receiving a study offer you will be able to apply for a tuition fee waiver or reduced tuition fees at WHU by July 15th. Further information can be found in this flyer (only available in German). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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.

Since its foundation in 2005 at WHU, Brain Capital offers a fair and flexible financing model for tuition fees and living expenses. Students from the EU, UK, USA or Canada who have received an admission offer to a degree program at WHU, may apply for the WHU education fund. The WHU education fund is an income share agreement and allows students to focus on their studies without worrying about tuition fees or indebtedness after graduation. The repayment only starts after graduation and completely depends on the gross income. Through the income dependent repayments, alumni support future generations of students. 

Numerous student loans and education funds supplement traditional forms of financing such as scholarships, BAföG, or parental support. The CHE has reported 53 offers, including the above-mentioned offer from Brain Capital GmbH

Project Access WHU

Support for prospective students through mentorship from senior WHU students

 

Project Access WHU is aimed at expanding educational opportunities and supporting applicants through mentoring. Seasoned WHU students provide these applicants with guidance throughout the entire application process and help prepare them for upcoming academic challenges. This program reflects WHU's commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive academic community. Detailed information about the mentorship program and contact options can be found in our information flyer.