Preparatory courses: International Summer/Winter Academy
For exchange students, the University of Mannheim offers a preparatory intensive language course, the International Summer/Winter Academy. However, the International Summer/Winter Academy classes are more than just language courses: apart from the morning intensive course, they also give you the opportunity to attend a number of seminars. In these seminars, you can learn about the culture and mindset in Germany or attend language practice courses to deepen your knowledge of the German language.
The University of Mannheim opens its facilities to the attendees of the International Summer/Winter Academy: You can study individually in the “Mediathek” or work out in the “Uni-Sport” sport courses.
In addition, you will be assisted by tutors who will help to make your experience in Mannheim as enjoyable as possible. Small excursions, a pub tour, and sport activities are included in the programme.
Courses offered with 100 teaching units (in the morning)
Beginner's / Intermediate / Advanced levels
January 9th - February 7th, 2014
Date of arrival:
December 1st, 2013
€ 549,- (due date: December 15th, 2013)
Registration is only possible via myUniMA. The link will be sent to all nominated exchange students in November.
The total fee of € 549.- is due by December15th, 2013. Bank details: please see myUniMA
If you decide to cancel your attendance at the International Summer/Winter Academy, the following rules apply in regard to the course fee:
If cancellation takes place more than a month before the beginning of the course, we reimburse you the full amount of the course fee.
If cancellation takes place more than a week before the beginning of the course, we retain 50% of the course fee.
If cancellation takes place at any point after the before mentioned periods, we retain the complete course fee and you receive no reimbursement.
Accommodation during the International Summer/Winter Academy
If you wish to stay in a student residence hall during the International Summer /Winter Academy, please register for a room via myUniMA. The link will be sent to all nominated exchange students in May.
You will find detailed information regarding arrival and enrolment in our online portal myUniMA.
German courses during the semester
The International Office offers special courses for exchange students throughout the semester including language and cultural studies courses. The cultural studies courses are also offered in English. The classes are offered at different language ability levels (A1-C1) in accordance with the General European framework (GER) and are available for all exchange students. The registration fee is currently 15 € per course. Please be advised that courses will be cancelled in case there are not enough students wanting to take the course.
Registration is only possible in myUniMA (not earlier than end of January). Every student can register for a maximum of three courses. Only students who attend the first lesson can take part in the course.
If you do not yet have internet access when you would like to register, you can come to the International Office (during our opening hours) and use our computers at the Express-Service.
ECTS for German courses
For successfully taking part in the German courses, you will be awarded the designated number of ECTS credits, whereby the number of credits depends on the expected workload. Credits will only be awarded if you pass the course successfully and participated regularly. Please clarify in advance with your home university whether credits for language courses will be accepted.
Here you will find a list of courses offered during the current semester: