VALLENDAR: WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management

Vallendar, Germany

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  • Fall Semester - Early September - Late December
  • Spring Semester - Early January to Late April

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (

The school is AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA-accredited. WHU's Master program was assessed to be the best in Germany in the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2010. All of our graduate courses as well as 80% of the undergraduate courses are taught in English. Our academic calendar complies with the American model (please see also term dates). Apart from that, our Career Service is 100% accessible for exchange students. We also offer Summer Institutes for MBA as well as for Bachelor-students.

WHU has established a unique student-exchange network with more than 170 universities around the world. No other German university-level institution comes close to enjoying so many active and high-quality partnerships.


Exchange students can choose from all courses offered in all semesters in the study program during their exchange at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Upon arrival students will get access to our intranet where they can register for the courses they want to take at WHU during their exchange period. Registering for courses before arriving at WHU is not possible as the whole process is done through our intranet.

At the beginning of the semester there will be a detailed information session on how to register courses in our intranet.

The majority of courses are taught in English.

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Host University

WHU — Otto Beisheim School of Management pursues excellence in everything it does. This philosophy is underscored by our claim "Excellence in Management Education." We achieve our goal of excellence through the motivation and dedication of WHU students and staff (Passion), their call for social responsibility (People) and the faithfulness to the principle that results count (Performance).WHU is not only world-class in the eyes of its students — alumni and human resources departments also give WHU top grades. The rankings place WHU among the leaders in academics and — not a given for private universities — research. In fact, WHU wins out over some time-honored public institutions of higher education.

And this success is no coincidence. WHU's high standards extend beyond research and academics. Here, quality assurance begins with the selection of students, who are required to pass a two part competition for admission to WHU. Instructors and administrators are also subject to ongoing evaluation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
  • This program fills on a first come, first-served basis.

Application Procedure

    • OISP online application
    • WHU online application (once you have been nominated by our office, you will receive access to the WHU online application)
    • Home School Nomination forms will be completed online (Completed by your OISP advisor)
    • Current resume - upload to online WHU application
    • 1 passport sized photo in jpeg-format - upload to online WHU application
    • Photocopy of Passport ID page (given to OISP and uploaded to the WHU application)
    • Official Transcript - upload to online WHU application
    • Please also submit a copy of all items to 403 Richards Hall

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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.



Housing is not guaranteed or provided directly through WHU; however, exchange students will be supported in finding their apartment before arrival, either with maps, detailed descriptions how to find the apartment or by a WHU student buddy. The application for housing is online after acceptance is determined. The housing office will contact the students directly.

Housing is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. WHU offers various furnished housing options in Vallendar ranging from a single room to an apartment. The housing application will be done within the scope of the online application


Expected date of arrival: Friday to Sunday before the term starts.


Vallendar is a lively small town located on the banks of the Rhine, which unites the atmosphere of ancient tradition and typical regional charm. The town's distinguishing feature - old bourgeois houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries - are for the most part timber-framed buildings displaying exquisite beam carvings. Since 1934, Vallendar has been a government-approved health resort, offering Kneipp treatment and pure air for convalescence. The charming surrounding countryside offers many attractive walks and hiking routes. In the summer months, daily boat trips are operated along both the Rhine and the Moselle.

Six kilometers from Vallendar, the world famous "Deutsche Eck" stands at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in Koblenz. Koblenz is one of Germany's oldest and most beautiful cities. The city is encircled by four Mittelgebirge ranges, the Eifel, Hunsrack, Westerwald and Taunus, with their many woods, pastures and lakes. The numerous churches, castles, former stately homes and well-to-do burghers' houses stand witness to over 2,000 years of history. Narrow alleyways, romantic corners and inviting squares attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to this unique city every year.

From Vallendar and Koblenz, there are countless opportunities for making trips - lasting one day, or even several - in the immediate surroundings, and further afield. Whether on foot, by bicycle, car or boat, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley is one of the most splendid and ancient cultural landscapes and offers something for everyone. This was one of the deciding factors when, in 2002, it was listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

History enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the abundance of castle and palace tours. From Koblenz to the Lorelei, formidable constructions line the steep slopes, which they share with the renowned vines of the Rhine, like pearls on a string.

Walking and cycling tours in the Rhine, Moselle and Lahn valleys can even be combined with boat trips. In addition to round trips and scheduled services, the various boat operators also offer chartered journeys.

The winegrowers and wine taverns in the world famous localities along the Rhine and Moselle offer wine tasting, together with local culinary specialties, all year round. In Spring and Fall, this abundance of options is widened still further with the ancient tradition of Straussenwirtschaften, where winegrowers transform their own homes into wine bars.