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Your Application for Admission to a Bachelor’s Program

Information for international applicants from countries outside of the European Union and the European Economic Area who do not holda German university entrance qualification.

Application Process

You Need to Submit the Following Documents

  • Application for admission form

    To apply to the university, you must complete the online application form. Once you have finished your online application, you will be able to download a PDF file containing your data control sheet. The data control sheet is only for your files.

  • University entrance qualification

    You probably need to submit a notarized copy of the university entrance qualification which you obtained abroad (for example the Matura or Baccalaureate) to enroll. Please submit a copy of your qualification in the native language of the issuing institution. We also need a German or English translation of the qualification which has been produced by a sworn translator. We probably need notarized copies of translations for enrollment.
    Find out more about notarization

    If your application is successful but the qualification which you obtained abroad is not sufficient to begin studying at the University of Mannheim, we will enroll you at the Studienkolleg Heidelberg.

  • Proof of proficiency in German

    If you are applying for a German taught program, please submit a proof that your proficiency in German is equivalent to at least level C1 (Goethe Zertifikat C2) of the common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

  • Aptitude test

    Applicants to bachelor’s programs have to upload proof that they have taken an aptitude test. This document doesn’t contain your results. It just proves that you have taken the test. You can find the aptitude tests, which are only available in German, here:

    What shall I study?
    By taking the aptitude test, you can find out which programs best suit you. You’ll be given a certificate once the test is completed.
    What shall I study?

    SIT Orientation Test
    As an alternative to the aptitude test, we also accept a certificate which proves you have taken the Studium-Interessentest (SIT), an orientation test created by the Higher Education Compass.

    Career Counselling for Teachers
    If you are applying for a teacher education program or the bachelor’s program in Economic and Business Education, you must upload a document proving you have completed the Career Counselling for Teachers.

    Online Self-Assessment (OSA) Psych - If you are interested in our bachelor's program psychology, you have to upload the OSA-Psych.

  • Proof of previous periods of study in Germany

    We have to be aware of all periods of study that you have completed in Germany. Please provide the relevant documents of proof as part of your application. For example:

    • Enrollment Certificate
    • Confirmation of disenrollment
    • Transcript of records
    • Enrollment verification certificate

    If you have been enrolled in a degree program with similar content before in Germany, you must confirm that you are still eligible to take exams. In an application this documents is only required if you’ve already studied at a German higher education institution in Germany.

  • Proof of previous periods of study outside of Germany

    In order to account for any time you have spent studying abroad, you must provide official proof issued by the higher education institution which confirms your enrollment there. You must submit this proof in the native language of the issuing institution and a German or English translation.

  • APS certificate

    Applicants who obtained their university entrance qualification or degree in China or Vietnam, must also provide the original version of the APS Certificate issued by the Academic Evaluation Center (Akademische Prüfstelle) in the corresponding country.

  • CV

    You need a detailed, current curriculum vitae (CV).

  • Letter of motivation

    Your application must include a letter of motivation, written in German. In this letter, you should explain why you want to study at the University of Mannheim. It should not be longer than one A4 page.

  • Proof of language proficiency

    Proof of language proficiency is required for the following bachelor's programs (further details are provided in the respective selection statutes):

    • Business Administration
    • Business Informatics
    • Current English Linguistics and Literary Studies
  • Proof of extracurricular activities

    Extracurricular activities are worth extra points in the selection process for many degree programs. We provide standardized forms in German and English to simplify the process and give you an overview of the required details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact

Aleksandra Kendzia

Aleksandra Kendzia

University of Mannheim
Dezernat II Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle L 1, 1 (Eingang B) – Room 158
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-3517
Fax: +49 621 181-1229
E-mail: application(at)uni-mannheim.de
Christine Nonnenmacher

Christine Nonnenmacher

University of Mannheim
Dezernat II Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle L 1, 1 (Eingang B) – Room 158
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-3517
Fax: +49 621 181-1229
E-mail: application(at)uni-mannheim.de
Laura Sinn

Laura Sinn

University of Mannheim
Dezernat II Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle L 1, 1 (Eingang B) – Room 158
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1259
Fax: +49 621 181-1229
E-mail: application(at)uni-mannheim.de