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After clicking on one of the links below you will be redirected to the Campus for Finance application tool where you can create your personal profile and sign up for our next conference. If you are unsure as to which is the right program for you, please check here for more information.

Where does the WHU New Year’s Conference take place and how can I get there?

The WHU New Year's Conference takes places at the Campus of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and at the town hall in Vallendar. The speeches are held at the town hall while the workshops and the evening program take place at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Our accommodations are located close to WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

How does the registration process work?

For the application you need to create a profile. Please press the sign up button to start the application process.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail that your data has been recorded. Please continue on our website and log in to your profile and provide us with all of the required information. Please upload your current CV with all information, including: education, grades, work experience, internships, and personal experiences. Please select the conference you want to apply for and fill in the information you are asked for. Again, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that your application has been successful.

After the deadline, we will try to let you know about your application status as soon as possible. Please have some patience and do not hesitate to ask in case you come across any questions.

I need a visa for my attendance. Do you provide me with an invitation for my visa?

Of course we do. Please write us an email if your attendance is linked to a visa.

I want to find out more about WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is the host of the WHU New Year’s Conference. Moreover, all the students who organize the conference are students of the WHU bachelor program. WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is the leading business school in Germany and offers excellent education in management.
Please visit WHU’s Website to get detailed information:

Can all applicants participate in the conference?

No, unfortunately not. Due to an increasing number of applicants we cannot guarantee admission to all applicants.

What languages am I supposed to know?

The whole conference will be held in English but some companies will request their applicants to also speak German.

I am not studying Management / Business Administration or something similar. Can I still apply for the conference?

Yes, absolutely! Even if you are attending an academic program which is not related to finance you can still apply for the WHU New Year’s Conference. We are always looking for remarkable and interesting people. Some of our main goals are to create a conference atmosphere, which is rich in variety and to bring extraordinary people together in order to maximize the exchange of ideas.

Do I need to meet any requirements to apply as a student for the conference?

You may apply as a student if you are enrolled in either a bachelor or graduate program. In general we do not have any requirements that you need to fulfill. We are proud to attract an ever-growing number of top applicants. Therefore, please take in consideration that we cannot accept every applicant since the number of participants is limited.

I want to find out more about the accommodations

For student and academic participants we offer free accommodation in our guesthouses or at a student host, including shuttle service between the guesthouses and WHU. After acceptance to the conference you can indicate whether you want to make use of guesthouse accommodation. The guesthouses have double rooms, which you will share with another participant at the conference. Please do not drive to the accommodations directly but check-in at the official conference check-in and obtain your accommodation information and key there.

Can I choose the workshop which I want to attend?

During the application process you can enter the sponsors you are interested in. After you have been accepted we will try to match your preferences with the ones from the sponsors. Please have in mind that the number of participants for every workshop is limited, therefore in some cases it is possible that we need to assign you to a different workshop.

Who can apply for the Academic Program?

Any academic engaged in the field of finance or covering related topics. This could be Professors, Assistant Professors, PhD students and all other kind of academics and researchers.

How much does it cost and what can I expect in return?

The participation fee for academic participants is 150€. This includes access to all academic speeches and workshops, accommodation, shuttle service, meals and snacks (+gala dinner), 24h concierge desk service as well as free WiFi-access on the WHU campus.