WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management Exchange

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Junior or above
Location: Europe, Germany
GPA: 3.0
Program Overview

As a Lundquist College of Business student, the program at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management offers you the opportunity to enroll directly in a variety of courses in an international setting. Over 80 percent of undergraduate courses at WHU are taught in English, providing a wide array of courses, particularly in international business. WHU partners with over 150 universities worldwide, offering a unique opportunity to interact and network with business students throughout the world.
This program is administered cooperatively by Global Education Oregon and the Lundquist College of Business.

Situated along the Rhine River, Vallendar is embedded in the Central Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage site and is surrounded by vineyards. WHU is located about one hour from Cologne (Köln) and one hour from Frankfurt, known as the financial and business centers of Germany and the fourth and fifth largest cities in the country, respectively.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Fall Semester 2024 2/1/2024 Late August Late December
Academic Year 2024-25 2/1/2024 Late August Early May
Spring Semester 2025 2/1/2024 Early January Early May

Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program (Summer 2024 and beyond) to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Academic Details

WHU offers top-level academic programs and is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA. As a student in the honors business program, WHU provides you with the opportunity to fulfill upper division business courses that can be applied toward major and minor degree requirements in the Lundquist College of Business. You will enroll in seven to nine courses during the semester. If you are interested in developing your German language ability, WHU offers free intensive German courses running through the semester.

For further information about available courses, please visit: WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Application process

The application process for this program is competitiveGEO staff will review your application materials, and a decision about your enrollment will not be made until after the application deadline. In some cases, an interview is required. If your program requires an interview, you will be contacted with further details about this process after the application deadline. Early applications are encouraged.

Successful applicants will receive an exchange nomination from GEO. Selection will be based on a holistic review of your application. This includes a review of your GPA, transcripts (including courses taken and in-progress), any additional requirements or prerequisites (see section "Additional Requirements"), and written statements. 

Applying for an exchange program involves 2 steps. If you receive a nomination from GEO, you will also need to complete the host university's application, which is administered and reviewed by your host university directly. Instructions will be provided after acceptance by GEO. The host university makes the final decision regarding acceptance into the program.

Housing Description

WHU offers exchange students support in finding accommodations. All exchange students receive a housing form with their acceptance at WHU, in which they can indicate their preferences. They will promptly receive a concrete proposal that takes into account both the available offer and personal wishes.

All apartments offered to international students by the Housing Office are fully furnished, and include a fitted kitchen. Bed linen and bath towels are also provided. Some apartments also include a shared washing machine, whereas some landlords offer a washing service. Most apartments are designed for singles, comprising a bed/living room with a single bed or sofa bed, kitchen/kitchenette and bathroom.

For detailed information regarding the different housing options, please visit: http://www.whu.edu/housing.