Coronavirus: FAQs for International Degree Seeking Students

Last update: 20 April 2022

You will find answers to many frequently asked questions on this website and in the links below. We will keep you up-to-date on the latest developments and will inform you continuously, here as well as via our website. For questions regarding courses and exams have a look at Coronavirus: Information for Students. Please also make sure to check your University of Mannheim e-mail account regularly!

Should any questions arise, contact the Team International Degree-Seeking Students via email: degreeseekings

What regulations are in place?

  • Coronavirus Vaccination

    Where can I get vaccinated?

    On, you will find information on current vaccination offers in Baden-Württemberg. It is also possible to get vaccinated at many physicians' offices.

    Digital vaccination record

    Starting at the end of June, vaccinated individuals will be able to digitally store information about their vaccine on their smartphone – either in the CovPass app or in the Corona Warn app.

    Further information on the digital vaccination certificate can be found here.

    Further information:

  • Classroom Pass

    Attending in-person classes and exams from April 2022

    • As of Sunday, 3 April 2022, students and members of the teaching staff are able to attend on-campus classes without any proof of vaccination / a negative test. This also applies to the study spaces outside of the University Library.

    What does this mean for you?

    You no longer need to provide a 3G proof/ classroom pass to attend on-campus classes or work in the University Library. 

  • Current Regulations

    The warning status is no longer in place in Baden-Württemberg as of April. This means the 3G regulations in most areas are no longer in effect.

    The FFP 2 mask requirement is still in effect on local public transport and regional and long-distance trains.

    Private gatherings are mot limited anymore.

    The following regulations are in effect:

    Mandatory masks and hygiene concepts:

    • In some public areas (public transport, doctor’s offices etc.) you are required to wear a medical mask (FFP1 or FFP2), when you are 18 years and older. Public transport requires you to wear an FFP2, this also includes air traffic and passenger ships.
    • In public areas, you are asked to keep a distance of 1.50 meters to other people. Whenever it is impossible to maintain the distance, feel free to wear a protective mask

    Please keep in mind that due to the current epidemiological situation specific rules may be in place in your city/municipality. Please stay informed!

    For more detailed information:

  • Where can I get tested?

    If you need to get tested or are in need of medical attention in case of a (possible) infection with Corona, you can find a map with doctor’s offices which offer testing and treatment here.
    When contacting the doctor’s office, please always do so via phone first and clarify the following procedure. They will provide you with more information regarding your current situation.

    Please find the instructions for how to use the map and a list of doctor’s offices in Mannheimhere.

  • Corona Warning App

    The Corona-Warn-App helps to quickly disrupt chains of infection. It turns your smartphone into a warning system. The app informs us if we have had contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. It protects us and others around us, as well as our privacy. You can download the app here.

    In addition, test results from Corona rapid antigen tests and vaccination certificates can be integrated via QR code. This way, the app can serve as a digital proof of vaccination.

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General questions regarding living in Mannheim

  • I am in quarantine – how can I get my groceries?

    If you are in quarantine and need to get groceries, there are a couple of options. In order for you not to leave the house, some grocery stores now offer their products online and deliver anything from groceries to drugstore products to your door-step. 

    In the following you can find instructions for two online grocery stores and how to use their online offer: 

    Many restaurants in Mannheim also deliver their dishes. You can order either directly from the respective restaurants or via the delivery service Lieferando.

  • I am moving and need to de-/register my place of residence

    If you live in Mannheim, you must register/de-register in one of the Citizen Service office's of Mannheim. You can register without an appointment during the opening hours.

    Please keep in mind that you must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth during the appointment!

    The following documents are required for registration:

    - Passport
    Completed registration form (available at the residents' registration office or at the International Office)
    Landlord's confirmation of residency (The form must be filled in and signed by your landlord. If you live in a residence hall of the Studierendenwerk, you will receive the form from the janitor when you move in).


I don't know what to do with my time

  • Digital offers for international degree seeking students


    Get-together for international students and refugees interested in studying

    You have only recently arrived in Mannheim and would like to meet fellow students? Or are you already an old stager, but currently miss the great variety of events at the university? Well, save the dates for our international Online-Stammtisch!

    The Stammtisch is a get-together for all internationals who like to meet new people, try something new or simply are in need of company. It takes place about every three weeks on Thursdays from 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. with varying themes. You'll find out what's going to happen at the next Stammtisch a few days prior to the event via Instagram or from our e-mail – we hope you'll like our program!  


    Thursday, 24 February 2022Event Language: English
    Wednesday, 16 March 2022Event Language: Deutsch

    Wednesday, 6 April 2022 

    Event Language: English
    Wednesday, 27 April 2022Event Language: Deutsch

    Wednesday, 18 May 2022 

    Event Language: English


    You don't need to sign up for the Stammtisch, we'll send out the link via e-mail. If you have questions or suggestions, just send an e-mail to degreeseekings

  • I am feeling a bit lost

    If you feel you need support and somone to talk to the psychologists at the Psychological Counseling Center of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim are offering telephone counseling: PBS Psych. Counseling Center

    For all of us these times are very unusual and some of you may be confronted with new insecurities and challenges. In order to help you deal with some of the challenges you might be facing at the moment, we have compiled a few helpful links and ideas:

Team International Degree-Seeking Students

Team International Degree-Seeking Students

University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 108
68161 Mannheim