Information for applicants with German citizenship and/
You apply for your chosen degree program online. Your documents need to be uploaded in the application portal. You can view the status of your application online at any time.
Find out more about the application process
An additional application via the dialog-oriented service procedure (DoSV) is required for almost all of the bachelor's programs at the University of Mannheim.
Further information on the dialog-oriented service procedure (DoSV)
To apply you only need to upload the documents. Please note you probably have to submit a notarized copy to enroll.
Find out more about notarization.
If you obtained your qualification abroad, you usually need to submit a notarized copy of the document issued by the Department of Evaluation and Recognition which recognizes you qualification as equivalent to a German qualification.
Find out more about the recognition of foreign qualifications
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:
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 language proficiency is required for the following bachelor's programs (further details are provided in the respective selection statutes):
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.
Please take a look at our Dispatch Schedule. If you apply for a degree program where study places are allocated using the dialog-oriented service procedure (hochschulstart.de), you will receive your official notification soon after you accept your offer of admission.
A proof that you have passed an aptitude test is no longer required for the application to the bachelor's programs. You will have to submit it only after you have been granted an admission to a bachelor's program, during the enrollment at the University of Mannheim.
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, also a certificate which proves you have taken the Studium-Interessentest (SIT), an orientation test created by the Higher Education Compass will be accepted.
Career Counselling for Teachers
During the enrollment for 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 admitted to our Bachelor in Psychology program, you have to upload the OSA-Psych during the enrollment.
The University of Mannheim is the first public higher education institution in Germany to align its academic calendar with the international academic year. The orientation weeks for first-year students and exchange students always take place in the week before the lecture period begins. View the academic calendar