Frequently Asked Questions

No, all our courses are taught in English. Our undegraduate program offers 20% of classes in German should you wish to take a German business class.

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. We will then contact you directly with more information on the application process. 

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

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 to two semesters at WHU. To get in touch with them just shoot them a quick email and they'll be happy to tell you about their experience at WHU.

Study Abroad Ambassadors

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 your 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.

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 two days before the semester start. More detailed information can be found here.

WHU offers free intensive German courses running throughout the semester. Exchange students have the opportunity to participate in one of the 4 levels offered, from beginners to advanced. 

June 1 (for fall term and full year)

October 1 (for spring term)

Please click here for detailed directions to Vallendar.

Registration for courses is done during Welcome Week. Registering for courses before arriving at WHU is not possible as this can only be done via WHU's intranet.

Upon arrival, students will get access to WHU's intranet where they register for courses. Registering for courses before arriving at WHU is not possible. At the beginning of the semester there will be a detailed information session on how to register for courses using the intranet.

Information about courses can be found in our online course guide. For more information, please contact our exchange coordinators.

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

The application for housing is done as part of the online application. 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 on how to find the apartment or by a WHU student buddy.

Our housing office will help you find suitable accommodation for your exchange semester. WHU offers various furnished housing options in Vallendar, ranging from a single room to an apartment. Housing prices range from 425 to 650 € per month.

Study Abroad Botschafter

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