Living and studying on a campus surrounding the Schloss Mannheim right at the heart of Europe. This is what students who opt for a semester at the University of Mannheim can expect. The campus really deserves to be called international – one in five students comes to Mannheim from abroad. Numerous rankings confirm that the University of Mannheim is one of the most renowned universities in Germany. Most importantly, the students confirm that a semester abroad in Mannheim always is the right choice.
According to the 2017 QS World University Ranking by Subject, the University of Mannheim is the best German university in Social Sciences (including Business Administration and Economics), and has been ranked number 65 worldwide. The Mannheim Business School was number one in the German-speaking regions in the 2017 Financial Times Global MBA ranking and ranked number 54 among the top 100 business schools worldwide.
You are considered an exchange student if you study at the University of Mannheim for one or two semesters and if your home institution has concluded a bilateral agreement with the University of Mannheim. Afterwards, you will return to your home institution. Please note that you will not receive a degree from the University of Mannheim.
I chose the University of Mannheim because its Law and Business departments enjoy a very good reputation in France. In Mannheim, it is possible to combine both subjects, which perfectly fits the curriculum in my home country. Many classes are held in English and therefore it is easier to follow. The university’s baroque palace building is beautiful and the city of Mannheim vibrant. There are a lot of cafés and restaurants where exchange students can meet other students.
There are two things that I like about Mannheim: the first one is the fact that Mannheim’s street system is organized in blocks, the so-called Quadrate. I like strolling through the streets because for me it’s like a game. The second thing I like about Mannheim is the weather: even if it‘s cold or rainy, as soon as the sun comes out, it’s a beautiful day.
There are many good reasons for studying one or two semester(s) abroad at the University of Mannheim. We are confident the following 5 reasons will convince you:
The University of Mannheim is the first public higher education institution in Germany to align its academic calendar with the international academic year with the semester starting in September and February, respectively. This way you are able to perfectly integrate your stay abroad into your studies without thinking the semester(s) spent abroad might set you back in your studies.
Exchange students at the University of Mannheim may attend preparatory intensive language courses as part of the International Summer Academy or the International Winter Academy. In addition to the intensive language course exchange students will have the opportunity to attend a wide range of seminars and participate in excursions.