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Enrollment is your official registration as a student at the University of Mannheim. The team of the International Office is welcoming you!

In this video, we explain the official enrollment process for exchange students at the University of Mannheim. Let’s follow Alex, a European student, and Evelynne, a Non-European student, during their enrollment as exchange students. Kindly note, due to the current situation, enrollment during fall semester 2020 will not be done in person but digitally. You will receive further information in due time.

Enrollment for the fall semester 2020 will take place online.

The following documents are required for enrollment:

  • Confirmation of membership by your statutory health insurance provider, or a confirmation of release - on-campus students only
  • Deposit slip confirming the payment of EUR 110.30 (semester fee of the Studierendenwerk)
  • Passport (with valid student visa or residence permit) or ID
  • Confirmation of disenrollment by a German university if you were previously enrolled at a German university

After enrollment, you will receive four enrollment certificates and a welcome letter including your student ID number.

You will receive your re-registration documents, password, e-mail address and user name for the university computers a few days after enrollment via email. After enrollment, you will receive further information on how to receive your ecUM card, your student ID.

The ecUM Card

The ecUM card (short: ecUM) is the student and library ID of the University of Mannheim. It can also be used for payment in the Mensa, to pay for laundry in the student residence halls of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim and for the university photocopiers. The ecUM can be topped up using either cash or direct debiting. The semester ticket, the ticket for public transport, can also be printed on the ecUM.

You can pick up your ecUM a few days after enrollment at the info center next to the loan desk of the University Library in the east wing of the Schloss.

Opening hours: Mondays – Fridays:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please bring your passport and student ID number, which you received upon enrollment. In case of any problems regarding you ecUM, the info center staff will be happy to help.

There are a number of ecUM terminals all over the campus that can be used to buy the semester ticket, print enrollment certificates and get the current semester imprint for your ecUM. The terminals can be found in following buildings: 

  • A 3
  • A 5
  • L 1, 1 (Express Service)
  • L 7, 3–5
  • Mensa
  • University Library (east wing of the Schloss)
  • Schneckenhof foyer

You can load money (only banknotes) at all cash registers in the cafeteria.


Christina Meder

Christina Meder

Admissions Officer for International Exchange Students
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 110
68161 Mannheim