WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Vallendar and Dusseldorf, Germany
WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management is a private university founded in 198. The university is one of the best and most renowned business schools in Germany, enjoying a high level of regard worldwide.
WHU values exchange programs and considers them an ‘essential part of the international atmosphere’. Every semester the university welcomes 140-150 exchange students from over 190 partner universities worldwide. On its Vallendar Campus, WHU offers undergraduate courses for exchange students within their program for a Bachelor in International Business Administration Program as well as houses the Masters in Management and Finance programs. On the other hand, Dusseldorf Campus is home to the MBA program.
Vallendar, Germany (Bachelors and Masters Students)
Vallendar, Germany is nestled right in the middle of the Central Rhine Valley.
Its roots are of Celtic origins but archeologists place the city’s founding much further back than that, around 700 BC, thus, giving Vallendar a wealth of history to pull from. Over the course of history, Vallendar has governed by many people and countries. The largest influence within Vallendar right now is WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management. The university students make up a large part of the city and culture. WHU’s international focus lends itself to the diversity of Vallendar as a whole. There are plenty of historic and cultural sights to see as you explore Vallendar! Near-by or just a train ride away are other German cities that are must-sees.
Dusseldorf, Germany (MBA Students)
Dusseldorf, Germany is located by the river Rhine with a metropolitan population of 11 million people. It is an international business and financial center yet still renowned for its fashion, art and trade fairs.
The city dazzles with architecture, a vibrant nightlife and an art scene to rival many higher-profile cities. Dusseldorf is a posh and modern city that offers everything from the professional business setting to art museums and an extensive historical quarter with its many restaurants for a weekend in the city.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- This program is limited to students in Mays Business School
- Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Proficiency in English
- Must obtain a student visa
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
WHU, about 80% of the courses offered are taught in English for undergraduate students while all graduate programs are instructed only in English. Exchange students are open to any course that WHU offers in English.
- Fall Semester (September to December; arrive end of August)
- Spring Semester (January to May; arrive beginning of January)
- Academic year (September to May)
As a result, there is a wide variety of courses available
in areas such as economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, accounting, marketing and sales, supply chain management and business management.
WHU runs on the quarter system, so there will be two quarters in one semester during your time at the university. Upon arrival, students will participate in a Welcome Week
that will help you familiarize yourself with Germany and all WHU has to offer. Please be aware that students must obtain a visa or residence permit
Additionally, WHU offers free intensive Germany language courses during the semester.
Ranging from beginners to advanced, exchange students are allowed to take one of the four levels offered and it is free for exchange students!
Students on the Vallendar Campus have the option of living in a private apartment off campus or in one of the university apartments.
Housing prices range from 335 to 515 Euros per month, depending on type of room. WHU offers fully furnished options ranging from a single room to an entire apartment. Check out the general housing information
for more on housing types for the Vallendar Campus. For MBA students on the Dusseldorf Campus, the WHU MBA Exchange Coordinator will assist students on finding their accommodations.
WHU’s housing application is online and is on a first-come first-serve basis.
When filling out your application to WHU, indicate your housing preference on your online application.
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*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student