Coronavirus FAQs

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

Last updated: Wednesday, July 08, 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 hybrid teaching methods
  • Admission processes adapted to online measures
  • All public events postponed until further notice*
  • The WHU community can find the latest updates via myWHU (intranet for WHU members only)

*Situation to be reevaluated and will be updated in accordance with regulations published by local authorities

Information for prospective students

Bachelor Program

We aim to still be present at higher education fairs to introduce our Bachelor program to you. Many of these events will be held virtually so you may join them from home. You can check our latest events via the Bachelor Program website. To the events

The application deadline for the WHU Bachelor Program ended on May 15. For the time being, the final admission round in June will now take place online. Invited candidates will not be asked to attend on campus.

However please feel to contact us should you have questions regarding studies in 2021: bachelor(at)whu.edu

As of March 23, 2020, TOEFL 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

Due to the current situation, the deadline for submitting the English test scores has been extended to July 01, 2020.

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

If you cannot find an internship due to the current situation, please do not worry. Instead, you will have the opportunity to catch up on your missing internship experience by extending your first internship at WHU.

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

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

We will continue participating in higher education fairs from September 2020 on. Our upcoming recruitment events will most probably 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.

Please note that our application deadline for the intake 2020 already ended on May 31, 2020. You are however welcome to apply for the intake 2021, for which we will accept applications from end of October. Find out more about application and admissions.

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 are offering Virtual Coffee Chats to give you the chance to get to know each other, find out more about the programs, the application process, financing options, and much more. Please get in touch with the Master team.

We plan to offer on-site classes as of September 1, 2020.  If there is a slight delay in obtaining the visa (i.e. by a few weeks) or if there are quarantine requirements for 14 days, then you would start with online courses and switch to on-site classes as soon as possible.

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

We will continue to offer virtual events with different fair providers and to offer virtual WHU events throughout the summer and fall of 2020. This allows interested candidates from all around the globe to receive further information and insights into our WHU MBA Program from the comfort of their homes regardless of the current situation in their respective countries. As soon as it will be possible again and we receive confirmation from the local authorities, we will additionally host events like Campus & Class Visits as well as Information Sessions on campus and elsewhere. We recommend checking the events section on our website for the latest updates or to get in touch with the Recruiting Team directly for further information via mba(at)whu.edu.  

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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 stays the same, as do our upcoming deadlines - for more information please check our website.

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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.

Candidates can currently apply without their test results and their application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We encourage all applicants to look into the available online test formats.  

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 or would like to be connected with current students or alumni, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We're more than happy to help! Contact us via: 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 committed to our scheduled start date of August 29, 2020 for both our Part-Time and Full-Time MBA students. We are working on various scenarios of how this will take place – digitally, in a hybrid set-up, or on campus. We will never put any of our students at risk, and we take your health and safety very seriously when we consider how and when we conduct the courses.  

If there are still travel restrictions in place in August, we will remain in close contact with all students who are not in Düsseldorf to arrange to start the program digitally and arrive in Düsseldorf at a later date.

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. If you have been accepted to the Full-Time or Part-Time MBA Program for September 2020 and wish to defer admission, please contact your Admissions Manager directly.  

Over the last few months, we have been successfully running courses and workshops online using a variety of digital tools. These platforms enable students to connect with each other and allow us to connect with students virtually. We are also providing students with additional academic opportunities tailored to the current global health situation. Our virtual classes also allow for real-time interaction including breakout sessions and teamwork. 

At the same time, we have launched new initiatives to make sure networking does not take a back seat during this time. Our students host weekly events with alumni offering insights into the job market, exchanges on industry and even game nights. Once we have official confirmation that it is safe to resume our normal teaching formats, we will certainly do so.

To find out more about our unique learning concept and curriculum here:

Full-Time MBA program curriculum

Part-Time MBA program curriculum

We want to ensure the quality of the international modules and we are currently discussing with our partner universities on viable solutions for these modules. We are exchanging with our representatives in each location to find the best solution possible for our students. 

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 online sessions and virtual Coffee Chats, to discover more about the program and get in touch with the admissions and recruitment team. 

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

Our application process is 100% online! 

Get in touch to find out more emba(at)whu.edu

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 an online session, 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

We also now offer a variety of online events such as online sessions and workshops focusing on topics such as negotiation, design thinking and leadership coaching, with more to come. 

View upcoming online sessions and workshops

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 -
Heike.Brost-Steffens(at)whu.edu
+49 (0) 261 6509 870

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