University of Mannheim
Main website for exchange students
The University of Mannheim is well known for its distinct profile, its business orientation and its international approach. Various rankings, awards and evaluations indicate the quality of its research and teaching: they classify the University of Mannheim as one of the best universities in Germany. With 400 partnerships with universities all over the world and around 800 international exchange students per academic year, the campus is truly international. In fact, in the 2011 International Student Barometer, a global survey for international students, we were ranked #1 in Germany for multicultural study environment!
The core of the campus is Mannheim palace. With a length of 400 meters it is the largest baroque palace in Germany. In recent years it has been renovated extensively thanks to private donations totaling around Euro 13 million.
City of Mannheim is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers and forms the center of the Rhine Neckar Metropolitan Region. Mannheim's main station is in close reach of the University of Mannheim and enables acces to ICE trains. The trams number 1,3,4 and 5 take you to the university. The ICE high-speed train station directly borders the campus and takes passengers to Frankfurt airport, Stuttgart or Karlsruhe in just thirty minutes, to Switzerland in two hours and Paris in a good three hours and in four and a half hours either to Hamburg or Berlin.
The University comprises five schools: the Business School, the School of Law and Economics, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Humanities and the School of Mathematics and Computer Science. The Business School is the first institution in Germany to be accredited by the three most important organizations AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.
Language of instruction
As an exchange student, you are eligible to choose courses from the course catalogue. Depending on your subject, you can even study completely in English! Find out more in the course catalogue.
The University of Mannheim offers many language courses for exchange students. Before the beginning of the semester there is a preparatory intensive language course, which is called the Winter-/or Summer Academy. In addition, many language courses are offered during the the semester. There is also the possibility to take courses in other languages with the Service and Marketing GmbH.
The application timeline, and specifically the application deadlines for the different exchange programmes are usually around 6 to 12 months. For more information on your application, please contact the International Centre.
Cost of Living
The International Office provides a limited number of dorm rooms for exchange students and offers support in finding private rooms. The International Office only intermediates the housing process. The offical landlord is "Studentenwerk Mannheim".
In comparison to other German towns, Mannheim is not an unusually expensive place to live. Altogether you should plan on spending about €600-700 per month (accommodation €250-300; health insurance approx. €77 and the rest for food and clothing). However, your expenditures heavily depend upon your individual lifestyle.
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