Coronavirus FAQs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs –
We are keeping you informed.

Last updated: Friday, June 06, 2021

General information

What is Coronavirus?
What are the precautionary measures I should take?
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

As medical advice is not our expertise, we suggest checking the Robert Koch Institute for the latest guidelines and recommendations.

For other sources of information, the following may also be helpful:

WHU’s response to the situation*

  • BSc, MSc, MBA, and Executive Education programs shifted to digital teaching methods
  • Admission processes adapted to online measures
  • All WHU events postponed until further notice or moved online
  • The WHU community can find the latest updates via myWHU (intranet for WHU members only)

*Situation to be reevaluated and will be updated in accordance with regulations published by local authorities

Information for prospective students

Bachelor Program

We aim to still be present at higher education fairs to introduce our Bachelor program to you. Many of these events will be held virtually so you may join them from home. You can check our latest events via the Bachelor Program website. To the events

The application deadline for the WHU Bachelor in International Business Administration has now passed. Applications will be accepted again later in the year. For more information please visit our application and admission page.

However please feel to contact us should you have further questions regarding studies in 2022: bachelor(at)whu.edu

As of March 23, 2020, TOEFL offers an online option. For more information, you can contact ETS directly:

TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition

You can also contact us should you have further questions or check for updates on our application and admissions page.

It is recommended to submit proof of six weeks of practical experience, which should be completed before the start of your studies at WHU. Please contact us if you have any questions: bachelor(at)whu.edu

We are happy to answer all your questions virtually! 

Visit us at one of our regular events: at a Virtual Information Session (in English), or at a Virtual Campus Day/Schnuppertag (in English or German). These online events offer you the opportunity to discover WHU. On this day, you will learn more about the program, attend a lecture, meet current students and staff and participate in a virtual tour of the WHU campus.

To the Virtual Information Sessions
To the Virtual Campus Days

If you would prefer a virtual 1:1 chat with one of our team, please get in touch to schedule a call: bachelor(at)whu.edu

We offer a wide range of financing options to prospective students from bank loans to our innovative income-dependent repayment model Brain Capital. You can find all details on our fees and financing page.

We are here and happy to talk! Just get in touch via bachelor(at)whu.edu or schedule a call with a member of the Bachelor Program team.

Master Programs

Our upcoming recruitment events will most probably take place virtually. You can find our latest events via the Master Program website: To the events

Our application process is simple, easy, and 100% online! 

Please note that our application deadline for the 2021 intake has passed but if you are still interested in joining WHU, you can contact us via master(at)whu.edu.

For more information you can also visit our application and admissions page.

As of March 23, 2020, TOEFL offers an online option which is available in the United States, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong (China) and Macau (China). TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition

Should you have difficulties with obtaining results due to closures, please get in touch with the Master team. For further updates, you can also check our application and admissions page.

We would love to meet you online! In place of physical events, we are offering Virtual Coffee Chats to give you the chance to get to know each other, find out more about the programs, the application process, financing options, and much more.

You can also chat to students and alumni via our student chat platform on our website. Otherwise you can get in touch directly with our Master team.

We plan to offer on-site classes as of September 1, 2021.  If there is a delay in obtaining the visa (i.e. by a few weeks) or if there are quarantine requirements for 14 days, then you would start with online courses and switch to on-site classes as soon as possible.

We offer a wide range of financing options to prospective students from bank loans to our innovative income-dependent repayment model Brain Capital. You can find all details on our fees and financing page.

We are here and happy to talk! Just get in touch via master(at)whu.edu or schedule a call with a member of the Master Program team.

Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Program

We will continue to offer virtual events with different fair providers and to offer virtual WHU events throughout 2021. This allows interested candidates from all around the globe to receive further information and insights into our WHU MBA Program from the comfort of their homes regardless of the current situation in their respective countries

As soon as it will be possible again and we receive confirmation from the local authorities, we will additionally host events like Campus & Class Visits as well as Information Sessions on campus and elsewhere in Germany.

We recommend checking the events section on our website for the latest updates or to get in touch with the Recruiting Team directly for further information via mba(at)whu.edu.  

View upcoming events

Our admissions process stays the same and our upcoming deadlines will also remain the same. Please see further questions relating to testing requirements. All our admission interviews are conducted via Microsoft Teams which are arranged directly with candidates. For more information please visit our admissions pages for Full-Time and Part-Time.

The deadlines for the Part-Time and Full-Time MBA starting September 2021 are:

  • Candidates not requiring a visa: July 15, 2021

The upcoming deadlines for the Full-Time MBA starting April 2022 are:

  • Early-Bird Deadline: August 31, 2021, for a €5,000 tuition reduction
  • Early-Bird Deadline: October 31, 2021, for a €3,000 tuition reduction
  • International candidates requiring a visa: December 15, 2021

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In order to benefit from our upcoming Early Bird deadlines, candidates must present their GMAT/GRE and English proficiency test results. If this is not possible, the candidate must present proof of test cancellation or inability to sit the online exam. 

We also accept the TOEFL Online Exam and IELTS Indicator Exam (online offering).

Candidates applying without their test results will receive feedback to their application on a case-by-case basis. We encourage all applicants to consider the available online test formats.  

Please contact us should you have further questions.

We would love to meet you virtually to discuss your MBA plans and answer any questions you might have! We will be regularly hosting virtual Coffee Chats and a variety of virtual lectures and class visits, so please check our website for more information about our upcoming events:

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Of course, if you would prefer a virtual 1:1 consultation with a member of our Recruiting Team, please get in touch to schedule a video call: mba(at)whu.edu. It is also possible to connect you with current students or alumni in order to get more insights. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we're more than happy to help!  

We offer a wide range of financing options to prospective students, with various loan providers both in Germany and internationally, including Brain Capital, Sparkasse Koblenz, Lendwise, and Prodigy Finance. We also offer various scholarships for both Full-Time and Part-Time candidates - here we award merit and need based scholarships. You can find all details on our program pages:

(Please note that Prodigy Finance and Lendwise are only available to our Full-Time students.)

Full-Time MBA Program

Part-Time MBA Program

Currently, Goethe Institute in Düsseldorf has put their in-person intensive courses on hold. Since our offer for the Goethe courses is valid throughout the duration of your enrollment in the program, you could attend at another point. Should these classes become available at short notice, we will inform all non-German speaking candidates. 

All non-German speaking candidates are also able to make use of the Goethe Online course offerings – ask your Admissions Manager for more details! 

Our concurrent German courses throughout the MBA Program are still running, as well as our offer to use the learning platform Babbel.

On March 26th, we successfully started our latest intake of the Full-Time MBA Read more

Our next scheduled start date is August 28, 2021, for our Full-Time and Part-Time MBA students. We are working on various scenarios of how this will take place – digitally, in a hybrid setup, or on campus. We will never put any of our students at risk, and we take your health and safety very seriously when we consider how and when we conduct the courses. We continue to monitor any changes to the current situation locally in Düsseldorf, as well as Germany at large.

Candidates accepted to the Full-Time or Part-Time MBA Program for August 2021 who wish to defer admission, please contact your Admissions Manager directly.

If there are still travel restrictions in place in August 2021, we will remain in close contact with all students who are not in Düsseldorf to arrange to start the program digitally and arrive in Düsseldorf later. 

Otherwise, enrolled students can choose to defer their participation to the following intake. Our Full-Time MBA Program starts at the end of March and in September, meaning you might only need to postpone your start date a few months, versus a full year. If you would like to defer your studies, please get in touch with your Admissions Manager.  

Over the last few months, we have successfully run our courses and workshops online using a variety of digital tools. These platforms enable students to connect with each other and allow us to connect with students virtually. We are also providing students with additional academic opportunities tailored to the current global situation. Nevertheless, our hybrid classes also allow for real-time interaction including breakout sessions and teamwork.  

At the same time, we have launched new initiatives to make sure networking does not take a back seat during this time. Our events committee host weekly events with alumni offering insights into the job market, exchanges on industry and even game nights. As soon as it is safe to resume our on-campus teaching and networking formats we will certainly do so. 

To find out more about our unique learning concept and curriculum here:

Full-Time MBA program curriculum

Part-Time MBA program curriculum

A move from online to on-campus (or hybrid) is fully dependent on the rules and regulations in place in Germany and Düsseldorf. Once we are able to welcome students back to campus, we will migrate back to our hybrid setup.

As of June 7, we are back to our hybrid setup and offer our lectures on campus. Those students who are able and allowed to come to campus are welcome to do so. We implemented a registration system ensuring the campus is not too crowded and that we are abiding by all local and federal regulations. A negative COVID test less than 36 hours old is also required to enter the buildings. There is a test center on the premises for free testing. We also work with the local authorities while ensuring that we can offer the highest quality options for all our students.

In the both digital setups, we use a mixture of online instruction mediums (including Zoom, Panopto, and Microsoft Teams) for our ongoing courses.

We have considered the different scenarios which might prevent our students from participating in our usual international modules. We have finalized plans which include postponing our international modules in Asia and the US, as well as a possible refund/voucher system.  

In order to find out more, feel welcome to schedule a chat with our Recruiting Team via mba(at)whu.edu

We are happy to help you with any queries or concerns you may have. Just get in touch via mba(at)whu.edu to chat via email or schedule a call with a member of our MBA Program team.

Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program

All of our physical fairs have been cancelled. However, we currently offer a range of online events to discover more about the program and get in touch with the admissions and recruitment team:

Virtual Coffee Chat

Leadership & Career Live Chat

Admissions Q&A Session

You can also register for our latest online events via the Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program website: To the events

Our application process is 100% online! You can apply directly via the WHU Application Center.

Apply now

The Kellogg-WHU EMBA team will consider each application on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more details!

While we are carefully monitoring the current situation, we plan to start the next intake as scheduled. Kellogg-WHU EMBA students are currently able to participate in hybrid or online modules. Each student can also consider any of our flexible options.

We offer a variety of ways to get in touch with us! Whether via an online session, a Virtual Coffee Chat, networking events, or simply schedule a personal call with us. We are always happy to connect you with a current student or member of our alumni to find out more first-hand information about the program.

You can register for our latest online events via the Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program website: View all events

We offer a wide range of financing options to prospective students, with loan providers including Brain Capital, Lendwise, and Prodigy Finance. You can find all details on our financing page.

Unexpected situations that force you to change your plans can happen at any time. We always accommodate our students in such situations with a reasonable degree of flexibility. Read more here about your options. 

We are happy to help you with any queries or concerns you may have. Just get in touch via emba(at)whu.edu to chat via email or schedule a call with a member of the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program team.

WHU Executive Education Programs

WHU Executive Education programs will be delivered in accordance with regulations published by local authorities in an on-campus format. Please be sure to regularly check the WHU Executive Education website for more information, or get in touch with us directly.

Explore our range of Executive Education Programs

We also now offer a variety of online events such as online sessions and workshops focusing on topics such as negotiation, design thinking and leadership coaching, with more to come. 

View upcoming online sessions and workshops

Our application process is simple and easy to do online. Register online via the program page and your application will be reviewed by our admissions committee, according to your work experience and professional background. Once accepted into the program, you will received an official confirmation email.

Explore our range of Executive Education Programs

We are available to answer any questions you have virtually! Contact us to schedule a quick and easy personal consultation, to help match your needs to the right program. We can also connect you to a current participant or alumni to receive first-hand insights into the respective program.

Explore our range of Executive Education Programs

We are here and happy to talk! Just get in touch via email or phone to speak with a member of the WHU Executive Education Programs team.

For Open Programs and Conferences -
openprograms(at)whu.edu 
+49 (0) 211 44709 178

For Customized Programs -
Heike.Brost-Steffens(at)whu.edu
+49 (0) 261 6509 870

The information on this website is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.