Free-Mover to Mannheim
Due to high demand, the number of places available to free-movers, i.e. students who want to study at the University of Mannheim for one or two semesters (no degree-seeking students!) without taking part in an exchange program is very limited. If you would like to apply on your own initiative, you should be aware of the fact that free-mover applications are evaluated under very strict criteria.
Which prerequisites must be met in order to be accepted to the University of Mannheim as a free-mover?
You must be registered as a student abroad and have studied two academic years in the major you wish to pursue at the University of Mannheim. In addition, you should have a good idea of the courses you plan to take and be able to certify your level of English language proficiency (at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Which certified documents must be sent along with the application?
- Application form (word file)
- Secondary School Leaving Certificate
- Official transcript of records from your home university covering a period of two successful consecutive years of study
- Certifcate of enrollment at your home university
- Certificates/report cards of English language proficiency
- Detailed description of your plans to study at the University of Mannheim (study proposal, in English or German)
PLEASE NOTE: All documents issued not in English or German language have to be translated into English or German and submitted with the certified copy of the original.
When are the application deadlines?
The application deadline is 30 April for the fall semester and 31 October for the spring semester. The respective Faculty and the International Office evaluate all free-mover applications together. Applicants will be notified by the end of June for the fall semester and by the end of November for the spring semester.
Please send your application to the following address:
Tuition fees for international students (starting in fall semester 2017/18)
The tuition fees will affect all international students who are about to study in Germany at one of the universities in Baden-Würrtemberg from fall semester 2017/18 onward. The tuition fee will probaby amount to € 1,500 per semester.
This change will not apply to students who are EU citizens or citizens of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as to refugees. Moreover, this change will affect neither foreign students who hold a German university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) nor students with established living conditions in Germany.
What are additional tuition fees for free-movers?
In addition to the semester contribution of € 77.20 every freemover student is charged an administrative fee in the amount of € 60 per semester. Finally every freemover student has to pay a fee for the Student Body Representative Committee (AStA) of €5.85. In total the additional fees are € 143.05.