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Information for Incoming Students

*The International Office has created a FAQ section for exchange students as the fall semester 2020/2021 at the University of Mannheim will be mostly a virtual semester, too. This semester the lecture periods officially starts on September 28. To stay updated, please make sure to check your University of Mannheim e-mail account regularly.*

 

You would like to study in the heart of Europe and have decided on Germany? Then you should come and join us in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and benefit from the excellent public transport connections to Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Munich, and Paris.

Experience the unique study atmosphere at the University of Mannheim. Be part of the vibrant student life and acquire future-oriented skills at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics. Our school is reputed for its excellent teaching and research, which competes at the highest international level. The application of theoretical knowledge in practice forms a substantial part of the learning objectives we set our students. Benefit from our extensive range of courses offered in English and find modules that fit your area of specialization perfectly.

Due to its grid street plan, the “Quadratestadt” (“city of squares”) of Mannheim is often compared to New York. With roughly 2.4 million inhabitants, excellent infrastructure as well as numerous businesses and start-ups, the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region constitutes one of Germany’s most attractive centers of finance and industry. What is there to see in Mannheim? Besides its industrial charm, Mannheim offers plenty of green spaces and parks near its two rivers, the Rhine and the Neckar. You can also find a great number of shopping centers, cafés, restaurants, and museums. Visit the Kunsthalle art gallery, see a performance at the National Theater, or get tickets to one of the numerous events and concerts held at the SAP arena. If you would like to take some time to unwind and relax, the Palatinate, a well-known wine and hiking region, is just around the corner.

Student life at the University of Mannheim

Studying at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics at the University of Mannheim was a wonderful experience! The infrastructure of the university made my exchange semester a very enjoyable experience. Studying in one of the five libraries, taking classes in very modern classrooms, and having a whole lot of resources (and even classes) online made it possible for me to organize my time better and enjoy some of the extracurricular activities the university has to offer. In addition, the professors I had were very experienced in their fields and very open to helping the students and answering all our questions. Overall, it was a wonderful experience which I would recommend to anyone who wants to come to Germany for an exchange semester.

Cesar Hernandez, bachelor's program in Business Informatics / Photo credit: Emilie Orgler

I am studying at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics as an Erasmus student. This is an incredible experience! I feel very welcomed by the teachers and local students here. Since there is a great choice of courses taught in English, it is easy to find something that suits my interests. The quality of the courses is great, the slides are uploaded on the platform and the teachers often use interesting examples. Also, the campus is beautiful and there are always some events organized by and for the students!

Sami Benmadda, master's program in Business Informatics / Photo credit: Emilie Orgler

    Further information

  • Academic calendar

    The University of Mannheim is the first public higher education institution in Germany to align its academic calendar with the international academic year, with the semesters starting in September and February, respectively. Please make sure you will be able to participate in the mandatory Welcome Week. You can find more information about the dates in our academic calendar.

  • Courses

    Depending on the program they choose, the University of Mannheim enables exchange students to study completely in English. Please have a look at our broad range of courses.

  • Courses on German language and culture

    The University of Mannheim offers numerous courses on German language, geography and culture for exchange students. Attend our Winter or Summer Academy before the start of the lecture period, and learn to speak German in an intensive language course. Or take one of our many German language courses that are taught during the semester.

  • Buddy program

    Every year, the VISUM Buddy program pairs up Mannheim-based students with exchange students. The student initiative also organizes a range of events and excursions.

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Information by the International Office

Learn more about the services provided by the International Office.

You will find information on the application process, entering the country and finding a place to stay, as well as health insurance, courses and the Welcome Week.

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Study Abroad at the University of Mannheim

Contact

Juliane Roth, M.A.

Juliane Roth, M.A.

Departmental Exchange Coordinator
University of Mannheim
School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
B 6, 26
Gebäudeteil B – Room B 1.05
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-2340
+49 621 181-2423
E-mail: roth(at)wim.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment via email