WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Location
Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany

Website
whu.edu

Availability
Available for UniSA Business students only 


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    WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally oriented and privately financed business school. Since its establishment in 1984, WHU has proved itself a paragon of future-oriented research and teaching in business administration. WHU currently hosts approximately 1,400 students and around 120 exchange students from 200 partner universities all over the world. WHU is double crowned with AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.  

    WHU operates on two campuses across Germany, Vallendar campus and Düsseldorf campus. Düsseldorf campus delivers executive education while the Vallendar campus delivers all other offerings including undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The campuses are 1.5 hours away from each other. 

    The WHU student initiative VIP (Vallendar Integration Program) supports the International Office by organizing trips and events during the welcome week, as well as throughout the semester. Among others, VIP organizes various teambuilding activities, barbecues, and pub crawls. 

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    Vallendar

    Situated on the right bank of the Rhine, Vallendar lies at the heart of one of the most beautiful and ancient cultural landscapes, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. It is approximately a 2-hour journey from Düsseldorf Airport to Vallendar by train.

    Düsseldorf

    Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Düsseldorf is the seventh most populated city in Germany located in the North Rhine-Westphalia. The WHU Campus Düsseldorf is approximately a 30 minutes by train from Düsseldorf Airport.

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    Vallendar

    • Burg Rheinstein 
    • Festung Ehrenbreitstein 
    • Oberwesel Kulturhaur 
    • Loreley Besuchersentrum 

    Düsseldorf

    • K21 Ständehaus 
    • Medienhafen 
    • Andreaskirche 
    • NRW-Forum Düsseldorf 
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    Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, bordering Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It’s an ideal hub for European travel.

    Germany was a founding member of the EU, co-founder of the Eurozone and is part of the Schengen Area. The country is also a member of the UN, G7, G20, OECD and NATO. With a population of over 83 million people, Germany is the largest country in the EU and a world power.

    Germany is a top tourist location. Outside of German stereotypes of beer, bread, and Oktoberfest, you’ll find that there's more to the country than meets the eye. The capital city of Berlin, is a centre for culture. Art, film and music flourish here from the mainstream to the most underground, and you could spend years trying to see everything in this one city. The country is surprisingly cheap, and both in-country and international travel is affordable for students. With the exception of Poland and the Czech Republic, the cost of living in all of its neighbouring countries is higher, with people in Switzerland paying roughly 50% more for the same things!

    Germany has great infrastructure, a reputation for punctuality and is well connected in every area. Diverse locations such as the Baltic Sea, Black Forest, the Rhine, Ruhr Valley and Harz Mountains are just a quick and quiet train trip away. Germany also has the luxury of being one of the safest countries in the world, competing with Norway. If you are not a seasoned traveller, or if this is your first time outside of Australia, Germany is a good choice for you.

    Did you know?

    The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books based on both the number of visitors and publishing companies that participate. Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris, has more bridges than Venice, and is said to have more waterways than Amsterdam, Stockholm and Venice combined.

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WHU Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Spring Semester (SP2)
January to April/May

Fall Semester (SP5)
September to December


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    Undergraduate

    • Accounting 
    • Economics  
    • Finance  
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship  
    • International Business  
    • Management  
    • Marketing 
       

    Postgraduate

    • Accounting  
    • Economics  
    • Finance  
    • Entrepreneurship  
    • Marketing 
    • MBA Advanced Finance and Accounting  
    • MBA Innovation and Entrepreneurship  
    • MBA Marketing and Sales  
    • MBA Operations 
    • MBA Strategy and Organisation 
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Vallendar Campus: Undergraduate and Postgraduate exchange. 

    Düsseldorf Campus: MBA exchange only. 

    Due to the different campus locations and program structures, graduate exchange students can no longer mix MSc and MBA courses. 

    For MBA Exchange Program – please see factsheet here.

    • Minimum Age: 24 years  
    • Completion of a minimum of 9 units in your MBA program at UniSA 
    • A minimum GPA of 4 or above 
    • A minimum of two years relevant work experience 
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    • UniSA academic transcript 
    • Passport 
    • Evidence of English/German proficiency 
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    Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

    Due to the workload at this partner, we recommend that 24 ECTS – 30 ECTS equal 18 UniSA units, and 20 – 22.5 ECTS equal 13.5 UniSA units. Credit equivalencies can be decided on a case to case basis in conjunction with the Program Director and Regional Officer. 

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    UniSA undergraduate and postgraduate students (except for MBA) are not required to provide evidence of English proficiency. 
      
    MBA students that are non-native English speakers will need to have completed or are currently studying in a university degree program taught and examined entirely in English.

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WHU Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -3°c to 14°c 
Spring/Summer: 11°c to 24°c 

Currency
€ Euro 

Local language/s
German


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    WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management does not offer airport pick up. You can fly in to Frankfurt AirportCologne Bonn Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport and make your own way to the campus. 

    Please click on each campus below to get more detailed direction, 

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    Vallendar Campus 

    Students studying at the Vallendar campus can apply for on-campus housing at the time of completing the exchange application. The WHU Housing Office will be in contact once your application has been processed. 

    Housing is distributed on a first-come, first-served basisranging from studios and one-bedroom apartments to bigger apartments and rooms in shared flats. The monthly rent will be between €425 and €650, depending on the housing option. More information on accommodation can be found here. 

    Düsseldorf Campus 

    Only off-campus accommodation is available for those studying at the Düsseldorf campusWHU housing office can assist you in finding accommodation, however it is your responsibility to finalise your own accommodation. Private apartments vary in price and are between €400 and €600 depending on the equipment, size, and district. Electricity, heating, water, etc. are usually not included in the monthly rent and are paid separately. Please keep in mind that a deposit of up to three months’ rent may be required. All exchange students studying at the Düsseldorf campus will receive a free travel pass for the NRW state, allowing for free travel to cities within the state (e.g., Cologne) and within Düsseldorf. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2100 
    Health Insurance  $80 per month 
    Accommodation   $650 to $1050 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $350 per month 
    Transportation  $115 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $550 to $600 per month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 
     
    As an exchange student at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, you may want to purchase additional health insurance. Please contact the WHU Study Overseas Team for more information. 

WHU Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Germany is available here
 
Germany embassy website can be found here
 
WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

WHU Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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WHU Summer School 

As an alternative to an exchange semester, the WHU summer program offers a targeted and compact insight into international business in Europe, focusing on the political and economic environment in Europe as well as on the impact on business relations in this region. It offers a well-balanced combination of lectures, group work, company visits, and cultural experiences. 

Bachelor European Summer School   
Location:
Vallendar, Germany 
UniSA application deadline:
TBA 
Program dates:
24th May to 12th June 2020 
Credit: 
5 to 6 US Credits 
 Duration: 
3 weeks 
Eligibility:
All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements.  This program is available to UniSA Business students only. 
Credit notes:
7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units 
Other Information:
This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Available to Undergraduate students only. 
Program brochure:
 Please see here for 2020 Bachelor Summer School



MBA European Summer School 
Location:
Vallendar, Germany 
UniSA application deadline:
 TBA 
Program dates:
Session 1: 5th May to 19th May 2020 
Session 2: 10th May to 22nd May 2020 
Credit: 
3 US Credits (6 ECTS) 
 Duration: 
2 weeks 
Eligibility:
All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements.  This program is available to UniSA Business students only. 
Credit notes:
7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units 
Other Information:
 This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Available to Postgraduate students only. 
Program brochure: 
Please see here for 2020 MBA Summer School

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