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University of Mannheim

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Description of University of Mannheim

  • Year of foundation: 1967
  • Location: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Number of students: 12360 people
  • Age of students: 17+ years.
  • Type of study: State University.

University of Mannheim is a leading German institution in Germany, a state university with an impeccable reputation, which has established itself as an institution with high research potential. The main focus of the university is on the development of economic, humanitarian, educational positions, occupies a high position in the international rankings of educational institutions. The University of Mannheim is marked by a large number of awards, and an extensive research base and faculty, consisting of the best qualified specialists from the German and international scientific community, make the university in demand among foreign students.

The history of the University of Mannheim dates back to the Städtische Handelshochschule Mannheim (Commercial College of Mannheim), founded in 1907 on the initiative of the Mannheim bourgeoisie. The Institute, funded by the Chamber of Commerce, until 1933 functioned as a college of future traders and quickly became the center of higher education in Germany. The Mannheim Municipal Commerce College was reopened in 1946 as the State College of Mannheim and was renamed the University of Mannheim in 1967.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in University of Mannheim

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Studierendenwerk Mannheim offers 2,500 rooms in 17 different student dormitories. Student housing is the perfect place to meet other students from Germany and around the world. Most of the rooms offered at the residence are furnished, connected to the university computer center, and the Internet is free throughout the campus. Heating, hot water and room cleaning included in the price. All hostels are a few minutes away from colleges by public transport.

The university does not guarantee all students a room in a student dormitory, so students submit an application for a place in the residence and at the same time look for an option to live in the private rental market. There are 17 districts in Mannheim, all of which are connected to the University of Mannheim by public transport lines. Service Studierendenwerk Mannheim helps you find affordable places to stay:

  • Apartment
  • Separate dorm room
  • Accommodation in a traditional working district
  • Room or house in the suburbs.

Activities University of Mannheim

The learning environment of the University of Mannheim is unlike any other in Germany - from cobblestone paths to the plastering walls of a baroque palace, old churches and museums. Mannheim is one of the venues of the Mannheim Museum Night, right on the Palace Square, the legendary Schneckenhof student parties, the Mannheim Forum and the Schlossfest are held.

Social, cultural life is available to students, they can become participants in numerous student societies and groups.

The ancient European city offers many interesting things off campus - museums, theaters, shopping centers, the grassy banks of the Rhine and the Neckar.


The university is part of the national foundation of Excellence Initiative, it supports, finances and develops the Higher School of Economic Sciences of Germany. The educational institution offers applicants undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

Popular specialties:

  • Business
  • Economy
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Maths.

The university is known as “German Harvard” due to its high level of teaching, annual awards and nominations in world educational rankings. Graduates of the University of Mannheim are known for their achievements in business, politics, economics, and science.

Significant place among the educational areas occupy sports, physical education. The Institute of Sport offers 241 programs, university sports teams take prizes in national, international competitions.

Foreign students in Mannheim will not be left to themselves: the International Bureau staff helps students from abroad with all the important issues related to their studies, registration, administrative procedures, and housing search.

Facilities and equipment at University of Mannheim

The territory of the university represents a complex of cultural and historical monuments: Mannhemier Schloss and Schlosskirche are located here, and Mannheim Castle is one of the largest European palaces, the second largest in the Baroque style after the French Versailles.

The developed infrastructure of the university is:

  • Press room
  • Library
  • Sports grounds
  • Institute of Sport
  • Teacher Center
  • Center for European Social Studies.

Admission dates and extra charges

Tuition fee at the University of Mannheim - 1500 € / semester

Mandatory administrative fee - 135,62 € / semester.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Admission procedure:

  1. Applying for the selected program online
  2. Sending documents by mail
  3. Track application status online.

List of required documents:

  • Certificate of proficiency in German at the proper level
  • Test for applicants
  • Certificate of complete secondary education, documents confirming education in the university (certified translation)
  • APS certificate
  • Summary
  • Motivation letter
  • Documents confirming active participation in social, creative, sports activities.

The level of proficiency in German is at least C1 (CEFR).

Recommendations for admission to the doctoral program:

  1. Interview with the supervisor
  2. Application for admission to the doctoral program
  3. Submission of theses for future work
  4. Registration for the oral exam
  5. Oral exam
  6. Request permission to print a doctoral dissertation.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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