Coronavirus FAQs

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

Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2020

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
  • Campus Vallendar and Düsseldorf closed to students until April 30 (situation to be re-evaluated)
  • All public events postponed until April 30
  • The WHU community can find the latest updates via myWHU (intranet for WHU members only)

Information for prospective students

Bachelor Program

All Bachelor recruitment fairs planned for April to June will still go ahead, depending on how the current situation progresses. You can check our latest events via the Bachelor Program website. To the events

We are 100% online! For the safety of all staff and students, WHU Campus Vallendar will remain closed. This also means that all admission days will now take place via online solutions.

Start your application today

Current admission requirements such as English proficiency results (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) and proof of practical experience will most likely change.

As of March 23, 2020, TOEFL now 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

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

We are happy to answer all your questions virtually! In place of our usual Open Days, we will be hosting Virtual Information Sessions for the opportunity to find out more about our curriculum, financing, career prospects and more. Find out more via our events page: To the Virtual information Sessions

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

(Any candidates who have registered for the Open Day in April will be contacted regarding the online replacement shortly)

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 now 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! While WHU Campus Vallendar will stay closed for health and safety reasons, the final admissions interview will now take place via Skype.

Start your application today

Our deadlines for the GMAT/GRE/TM-BASE and proof of English proficiency have been extended to July 31, 2020.

However 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 will be shortly offering Virtual Information Sessions about the programs, financing options, and an opportunity to ask the questions most important to you. Please check our upcoming events for more details: To the events

If you would prefer a virtual 1:1 consultation with one of our team, please get in touch to schedule a call: master(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 master(at)whu.edu or schedule a call with a member of the Master Program team.

Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Program

All of our physical fairs for spring have been cancelled, however all fair providers will switch to online formats. You can register for our latest online events via the MBA Program website: To the events

We are 100% online! All our admission interviews are conducted via Skype which are arranged directly with candidates. For the safety of all students, WHU Campus Düsseldorf will remain closed.

Our admissions process largely stays the same - for more information please check our website for upcoming application deadlines.

Start your application today

If your GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS exams have been cancelled or postponed, please send us documentation of the original booking and/or the cancellation confirmation from the test provider.

If you apply by March 31, you will still benefit from the Early Bird Discount if this is the only missing part of your application.

Please contact us should you have further questions or check for updates in our application and admissions section.

We would love to meet you online! We will be regularly hosting virtual Coffee Chats for the chance to informally chat to a member of our recruitment team via Skype. We will also be offering a variety of virtual lectures and class visits, so please check our website for more information about our upcoming events: View all events

Of course, if you would prefer a virtual 1:1 consultation with a member of our team, please get in touch to schedule a call: mba(at)whu.edu

We offer a wide range of financing options to prospective students, with various loan providers both in German and internationally, including Brain Capital, Sparkasse Koblenz, and Prodigy Finance. You can find all details on our program pages:

Full-Time MBA Program

Part-Time MBA Program

We are aware that interactive components of our MBA Program are compromised, but the health and safety of our students, staff, and everyone around us, is paramount. Once we have official confirmation that it is safe to resume our normal teaching formats, we will certainly do so.

We are looking at creative ways to adapt and our virtual classes allow for real-time interaction including breakout sessions and teamwork.

Until further notice, the international modules to the US, India, and China, will also take place as scheduled. Here, we will re-assess the situation as necessary.

Find out more about our unique learning concept and curriculum here:

Full-Time MBA program curriculum

Part-Time MBA program currciulum

Our April 2020 semester will go ahead as planned, with a digital introduction and online courses. We are working closely with all admitted students to support them and enable a smooth start to the program.

Should the situation arise where a deferral may be necessary, we will work with each individual candidate to assess his or her situation and agree where/when a deferral is the best option.

We remain optimistic that in September the program and classes will go ahead as normal. However, the safety and health of our students, staff, and people around us remains a priority. Should it be necessary to continue in an online environment, all measures are in place and we are prepared to deliver classes virtually.

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 webinars and virtual Coffee Chats, to discover more about the program and get in touch with the admissions and recruitment team. Depending on how the situation progresses, we aim to hold the next physical Class Visit & Admissions Day on May 23 at WHU Campus Düsseldorf:

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

Our application process is 100% online! While our campuses remain closed for the safety of all students, we are offering online interviews until May 23. Prospective candidates can also take advantage of the Early Bird discount, which is extended until the end of May.

Get in touch to start your application today

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 semester as scheduled. Should this not be possible, we may take the decision in the interest of safety for all, that we defer admission until the following intake.

We offer a variety of ways to get in touch with us! Whether via a webinar, a virtual Coffee Chat, 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 and Prodigy Finance. You can find all details on our admissions page.

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 a digital format or postponed until the fall of 2020. 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

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 -
rebecca.winkelmann(at)whu.edu
+49 (0)211  44709 170

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