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.
“Studying at the University of Mannheim is life-changing because the exchange program has opened new perspectives on life for me. I’ve met a great number of people from all corners of the world who told me their stories. That has influenced the way I approach my life. I think if exchange students look at their future here with a positive mind and an open heart, this will be one of the best times in their life.”
“After taking a look at several exchange locations, I’ve chosen Mannheim for the sole reason that I thought it might feel like a new home. I think it’s been one of the best choices of my life. The palace is an awesome place to study. I was baffled by the size and the look of the palace building.”
I’ve chosen the University of Mannheim because it is a very prestigious university. The city has a central location, and it is easy to travel around Germany. Furthermore, Mannheim is a university town, so it is a really nice place to study. The palace is really beautiful and impressing. No matter how good or bad my day has been, every time I pass by the palace, especially in the evening, I feel overwhelmed by how stunning it is.
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:
#1: International academic year
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.
#2: Courses taught in English
#3: Buddy program
#4: International Summer and Winter Academies
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.
#5: German language courses during the semester