International Degree-Seeking Students

Numerous rankings confirm that the University of Mannheim is one of the most renowned universities in Germany. According to the 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 55 worldwide. Every fifth student at the university comes from abroad to pursue their bachelor’s or master’s degree, or doctorate in Mannheim. As part of the program Made in Mannheim – FIT for Career the University of Mannheim offers international degree-seeking students comprehensive assistance in preparing for their transition into the world of work.

Would you like to complete your whole program of study at the University of Mannheim? Here you can find all information on the university’s degree programs, applying, and the basic conditions for studying in Mannheim. 

Noel Chia hat kurze schwarze Haare. Er trägt eine beige Jacke und ein graues T-Shirt.
DAAD Price

The DAAD Prize, endowed with 1,000 €, counts as a special award for international students. Here you can see this year's award winner Noel Chia.

Find out more about the award winner and fomer price winners.

Bunte Portraits von zahlreichen Studierenden, die ihre myUniMa story erzählt haben.
myUniMA Story

International degree-seeking students wish to pursue their degree at the University of Mannheim. In the column myUniMA story, which is published once a month, they report on their unique personal experiences in Mannheim.

Im Mittelpunkt stehen, in grüner Schriftfarbe, die Worte „In one word“. Der Hintergrund zeigt das Mannheimer Schloss und darüber liegt ein blauer Filter.
In One Word

Are you interested in studying at the University of Mannheim, but are unsure about what Mannheim is like as a place to live? Let some of our international students tell you! We came up with a little challenge of asking them to describe living and studying in Mannheim in one word. 

The University of Mannheim has an exceptionally good reputation – when it comes to my field of study, it’s the best in many university rankings. Some friends of mine also studied in Mannheim and told me lots of good things about the university. So, I decided to apply as well. My fellow students come from all over the world. There are also good links with the business community. We can attend guest lectures and workshops with representatives from many different companies.

Georgi Popov, student in the Mannheim Master in Management (MMM) program, Sofia (Bulgaria) / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

I really like the University of Mannheim. My professors are great and the support is outstanding. In my first statistics exam, my professor came over three times to make sure I had understood everything. This is certainly not the case at other universities. Moreover, I never felt like I had been left alone. When I moved to Germany, there were several introductory events, like the “Ersti Party” for first-year students, where I made my first friends.

Isabel Jaramillo Chujón, student in the bachelor's program in Psychology, Quito (Ecuador) / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

Why did I choose Mannheim? I had several options, but the University of Mannheim is one of the best universities. Compared to other German universities, like Cologne or Berlin, Mannheim is much more international, especially when it comes to the school and the research concentrations.

Xi Lin, student in the master's program in Economics, Beijing (China) / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica
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Prior to your arrival

You have successfully applied for a study place and received an admission from the University of Mannheim. Read about the things to do in your home country before you leave for Germany.

Zwei Studentinnen und zwei Studenten sitzen auf dem Ehrenhof der Universität Mannheim vor einer Statue.
Upon your arrival

 Read about the enrollment procedure, the university’s Welcome Week for international students, and other topics such as insurance, residence permit, and looking for accommodation. 

Zwei Studentinnen und ein Student sitzen an einem Tisch und unterhalten sich. Die Vogelperspektive zeigt den Tisch von oben, auf dem ein Ordner, Getränke und ein Laptop liegen.
During your studies

You are currently studying at the University of Mannheim and want to know what you have to keep in mind as international degree-seeking student?

Verschiedene Hände sind um eine Broschüre auf einem Tisch gebeugt
Starting your career

Do you wish to start working in Germany? Made in Mannheim – FIT for Career seeks to help international students integrate in the German labor market. 


Team International Degree-Seeking Students

Team International Degree-Seeking Students

University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 108/109
68161 Mannheim
Opening hours:
Visit our offices without an appointment on Tuesdays from 9–11 a.m. (open office hours).
Admissions Office

Admissions Office