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Semester Study Abroad Programs

Germany: WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management is a small, highly prestigious private university located in Vallendar, Germany. Recognized as one of the top business schools in Germany for its academic excellence and international focus, WHU offers a high caliber education and access to professional development opportunities. The university has an impressive alumni base and corporate partners, who bring together academia and industry in innovative ways.

    *All courses are taught in English. Students may opt to take a language course in German, and are encouraged to do so.

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    Application checklist


    Eligibility
    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English /German
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No


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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Late August to Late December
    Fall 2017 dates are September 18 – December 22
    Spring - Early January to Early May
    Spring 2018 dates are January 4 - May 4

    Application Dates

    Spring 2018 Program:

    • ​​​Application opens: August 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Spring 2018: September 12, 2017
    • Notification begins: September 20, 2017
    Fall 2018 Program:
    •  ​​Application opens: November 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
    • Notification begins: February 23, 2018
    Spring 2019 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: TBD
    • Application deadline for Spring 2019: March 22, 2018
    • Notification begins: April 6, 2018

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Undergraduate business exchange students generally take 5-6 courses at WHU, which mostly transfer for business elective credit. WHU offers mod-length classes in a variety of subject areas, including finance electives, business ethics, human resources, supply chain, strategy, and innovation. About 80% of undergraduate courses are taught in English, and there is no language requirement to participate in the program.

    Courses taken at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of 4 or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under 4 will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the WHU transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 2.7 UNC credits for every 4.5 ECTS credit course, and are expected to take five courses worth 4.5 ECTS credits each during the semester. A student who earns a 4 or above all courses will receive a total of 13.5 UNC credits for their semester abroad.

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn 5 points towards the Kenan-Flagler Global Inclusive Leadership Initiative.
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  • Housing

    WHU will coordinate housing for exchange students. Options include living in shared apartments with other international or German students, having a single apartment in a guesthouse, or ladies can choose to live in a converted convent. Furnishings and linens are provided.


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  • Student Life

    The town of Vallendar, where the majority of students live in walking distance to campus, is a small, friendly community of 16,000 people. It is located about a 10 minute bus ride away from Koblenz, a larger city of just over 100,000 inhabitants. Koblenz is an historic city with good options for shopping, restaurants and bars, and other attractions.

    Vallendar and Koblenz are located in the beautiful Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The region is known for its vineyards and tiny medieval castles that dot the hillsides.


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  • Budget

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tuition and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.
    Last cost update: August 2017


    Out-of-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 150
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,144
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 2,800
    Board $ 750
      Visa Fees $ 100
    Course Material $ 300
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 400
    Personal Expenses $ 1,300
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 8,650
    Grand Total $ 26,794


    In-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 150
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,299
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 2,800
    Board $ 750
      Visa Fees $ 100
    Course Material $ 300
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 400
    Personal Expenses $ 1,300
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 8,650
    Grand Total $ 13,949


    Out-of-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 178
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,172
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 2,800
    Board $ 750
      Visa Fees $ 100
    Course Material $ 300
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 400
    Personal Expenses $ 1,300
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 8,650
    Grand Total $ 26,822


    In-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 178
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,327
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 2,800
    Board $ 750
      Visa Fees $ 100
    Course Material $ 300
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 400
    Personal Expenses $ 1,300
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 8,650
    Grand Total $ 13,977


    Special Notes

    1 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

    Funding your study abroad program

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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