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At A GLANCE/LOCATION
WHU-Otto is the only private business school in Germany, with an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students. Exchange programs are an essential part of WHU’s international atmosphere. WHU welcomes about 140-150 exchange students per semester from universities worldwide. This program is open to both undergraduate and Master's students. Undergraduate students study at the Vallendar campus and Master's students study at the Dusseldorf campus.
Vallendar is about one hour away from Frankfurt (Main) Airport and from Cologne/Bonn Airport, either by car or by train. A direct train connection (RE 8) runs from Cologne/Bonn to Valllendar. Vallendar is located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65km stretch of the 1,230km international Rhine River. With its castles, historic towns, towering vineyards, and steep slopes, this section of the river is a UNESCO world heritage site.
: September - December
SPRING SEMESTER: January - May
AREAS OF STUDY
At WHU, students can take courses in a variety of areas, such as: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, German language and culture, Innovation, Management, Market and Supply Chain Management. WHU has a very academically rigorous program. A regular workload for exchange students is between 5-7 courses.
Approximately 80% of the courses in the undergraduate program and 100% of the courses in the graduate programs are taught in English. There is no language requirement to study at WHU, since courses are taught in English. An adequate knowledge of German is necessary for everyday life. German language classes are available to exchange students. Courses are offered to exchange students at the bachelor’s and master’s level. Learn more about courses here.
WHU offers various furnished housing options in Vallendar ranging from single rooms to apartments. Students may rent a room in recently renovated houses (with kitchen access), campus apartments, or private apartments. WHU is located in the center of Vallendar, which boasts a pedestrian zone and most shops. Since Vallendar is a relatively rural community, and not all landlords speak a foreign language, WHU offers international students extra support in finding accommodation.
WHU does not offer exchange students university-sponsored housing in Düsseldorf. After the application deadline, students will be provided additional information and resources which you can use to find housing. It is each student's responsibility to secure accommodation but they are happy to help and give you advice during the process. Learn more about housing here.
Students pay housing directly to WHU-Otto University.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they receive formal acceptance to WHU-Otto into their program before booking their airfare.
Although WHU students face a demanding and tightly packed program of studies, student life is by no means neglected. Many students take the time to enrich their university life by engaging in one of countless student clubs. Be it sport, music, art, theater, the stock exchange, or social commitments, campus life offers something for everyone.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 1
Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after
your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
- If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you.
Dr. Jeff Overby
Director, Center for International Business • MBC 319 • 615.460.6499
Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier
Professor of German Language • JAAC 3050 • 615-460-6237
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009