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  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year (Aug. to May)
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The University of Mannheim, founded in 1967, is a public research university located in Mannheim, Baden- Württemberg, Germany. The university offers programs in business administration, economics, law, social sciences, humanities, mathematics, computer science and information systems. It is in the fields of economic and social sciences that University of Mannheim has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top 20 European research institutions.

Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty. 
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program. 
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.

Academic Areas: 

As an exchange student you can choose from a wide range of courses taught in English. Exchange students must take the majority of their courses at the school in which they enroll, however they can choose one or two courses from other schools through the university-wide electives.
Business Economics
Management Marketing
Computer Science Computer Engineering
Political Science International Studies
English American Studies
Searching for classes at Mannheim: 

To see the listing of specific courses, you can click here and select the Bachelor level in the area in which you want to search.

Grading Scale: 
Mannheim Mark UM Grade
1.0 A+
1.1 - 1.5 A
1.6 - 2.0 A-
2.1 - 2.5 B+
2.6 - 3.0 B
3.1 - 3.5 B-
3.6 - 3.9 C+
4.0 - 4.3 C
5 F

Mannheim Credit Equivalency: 

1 ECTS Credit = .5 UM Credits

Program Dates: 

Fall semester: September - December (Exams in December)
Spring semester: February - June (Exams in June-July)


Students can apply for student residences or look for a room on the private market.
Mannheim offers a very limited number of places in their off-campus student residences.
After being accepted by the university, students will receive the link and personal password for their online portal, myUniMA, along with detailed information on the private housing market.
Required Health Coverage:

Students from EU countries are exempt from having to purchase German health insurance if they present the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) prior to enrollment.
Students from non-EU countries are strongly encouraged to purchase a German statutory health insurance. You will have the opportunity to buy German health insurance prior to your arrival in Mannheim.
Passport Requirements:

In order to go abroad, you must have a valid passport that will not expire during your time abroad or within 6 months upon your return.  
Visa Requirements:

Citizens of the EU and of the EFTA do not need a student visa.
Citizens from the following countries do not need a student visa. They need to apply for a German residence permit at the respective Foreigners’ Registration Office in Germany: Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and USA.
Citizens of the following countries do not need a student visa as long as there is no intention to take up any gainful/paid employment before or after the studies: Andorra, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Monaco and San Marino.
Students from all other countries should obtain a visa as soon as they receive their letter of acceptance from the University of Mannheim.
Next Steps:
Serious applicants should plan to submit a complete, well thought out, and comprehensive application. In the required essay, please focus on sharing your?academic, personal and professional goals?and how admission to Mannheim will help you achieve them.?? 
Students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be granted an interview. Qualified candidates will be nominated to Mannheim,?however Mannheim will make the final admission decision.?Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.?? 
Participation in the program cannot be guaranteed as there may be a limit on the number of students we can send to Mannheim in a particular semester. Please ensure that you think critically about your?second choice?option when completing this portion of your online application.
Helpful Facts:
Currency Euro – available in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100 
Airport Frankfurt International Airport – 65km to the north

Mannheim City Airport – regional flights
Weather Mannheim is located in Germany’s warmest summer region, the “Rhine shift”. In summer, temperatures sometimes rise up to 35°C (95°F) and higher. In comparison to other regions of Germany, Mannheim has a higher humidity in summer which causes a higher heat index. Snow is rare, even in the cold months.
Traditions Schlossfest: a festival in which the Mannheim Palace campus if open to visitors, and includes arts, science and music events.
Schneckenhof Parties: weekly parties that usually take place Thursday’s on the quadrangle.