Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

Program of the Summer and Winter Academies

Preparatory courses: International Summer and Winter Academies

At the University of Mannheim, exchange students may attend preparatory intensive language courses as part of the International Summer Academy and the International Winter Academy, respectively. Yet, the International Summer and Winter Academies have much more to offer than just language courses: In addition to the intensive language course that takes place in the morning, you will have the opportunity to attend a wide range of seminars. For example, you can learn about German language and culture or deepen your knowledge in practice-oriented courses. Moreover, the program comprises courses on German cuisine, pop culture, or the history of the European Union.

Participants of the International Summer and Winter Academies may also use all of the university’s facilities: For example, they can use the Media Center for individual learning or take part in sports courses offered by the Institute of Sports.

Moreover, our tutors will organize the most diverse accompanying activities. In addition to participating in joint excursions and day trips in the region, as for example to the region of the Palatinate or the mountain range of the Odenwald, engaging in sports activities and going to the movies round off the program.

The winter academy helped me out a lot to meet people and learn some German.

Donavon Smith, exchange student in the bachelor’s program in Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA) / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica


  • Courses with 100 course units

    In the morning: German classes at elementary / intermediate / advanced level

    In the afternoon: workshops and seminars

    Dates: August 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019

    Date of arrival and registration: August 1, 2019

    Placement test: online

    Registration deadline: June 15, 2019

    Fee: EUR 650

    ECTS credits: 6

  • Registration

    International exchange students can apply for the International Summer- and Winter Academy through our information portal myUniMA.

  • Payment

    The fee of EUR 650 must be transferred to the account of the International Office by July 15, 2019. You will find all relevant details for your payment on myUniMA.

  • Cancellation fees

    If you cannot take part in the International Summer or Winter Academy and have to cancel your registration, the following regulation regarding the reimbursement of course fees will apply:

    • For cancellations that occur at least one month before the course starts, the fee will be reimbursed in full.
    • 50% of the fee will be reimbursed for cancellations that occur between 1 month and 1 week before the course starts.
    • For cancellations that occur within one week before the Summer or Winter Academy starts, the course fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Accommodation

    Please note that the price for the Summer and Winter Academies does not include accommodation costs. Accommodation is the responsibility of the student. Please make sure that you arrange housing in time.

    If you received a room in one of the student residence halls of the Studierendenwerk, you can stay there for the period of the academy.  Exchange students of our partner universities overseas can apply for one of our rooms in the residences run by Studierendenwerk Mannheim. You will receive an e-mail containing the application link after completing your application.


  • Directions

    For directions and information on enrollment please visit the online portal myUniMA.


Antonia Markou

Antonia Markou

German Language Courses Coordinator for International Exchange Students / Mannheim Summer School Program
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 110
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1123
E-mail: antonia.markou(at)
Consultation hour(s):
Mon 9 a.m.–noon and Wed 2–5 p.m.