Last update: 15 July 2021
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. uni-mannheim.de
Prioritization was lifted as of June 7, 2021. This means that everyone in Germany may seek a vaccination appointment.
The University of Mannheim compiles vaccination offers for students here, which are updated continuously. All students who are enrolled in Mannheim can take advantage of these offers.
Currently, it is possible to get vaccinated at physicians' offices, company doctors, and at the vaccination centers.
There are two ways to register for a vaccination appointment in one of the vaccination centers:
To register through the online registration form, you need an active email address as well as a German phone number (you will receive a validation code). It might also be helpful if your Mannheim buddy or another German speaking friend could support you with the registration, in case you have difficulty navigating the website.
The vaccination center in Mannheim is on the “Maimarktgelände”. Tram line 6 and bus lines 50 and 45 will get you there. The bus/
To make an appointment with your general physician, please give them a call.
Once you received your vaccination appointment, please do not forget to bring the following documents:
To do so, scan the vaccination certificates (QR codes) in the app. If you have not yet received a QR code after vaccination, they can be issued subsequently. If you have been vaccinated at a vaccination center, they will be sent by post or made available online. Alternatively, doctors or pharmacists can also issue vaccination certificates.
Further information on the digital vaccination certificate can be found here.
In light of falling incidences in many regions in Baden-Württemberg, the state government has decided on further relaxation and relief in many areas. The new regulations of the Corona Ordinance apply from Monday, June 28, depending on the respective incidence levels (the current incidence numbers can be found here).
Despite extensive relaxation, general regulations on mandatory masks as well as contact restrictions remain in place:
Retail and gastronomy:
Please keep in mind that due to the current epidemiological situation specific rules may be in place in your city/
For more detailed information:
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.
There is also a coronavirus test center in Mannheim where testing is available (at a fee).
Where can I get a rapid test (Schnelltest)?
Since March 2021, rapid antigen testing is offered for free at many locations. Here you can find a map with test locations in Mannheim.
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.
In Mannheim, the nighttime curfew restriction will be eliminated on May 23, 2021.
The uniform federal emergency brake provides for a night-time curfew restriction for regions in which the incidence value is above 100 on three consecutive days.
Currently, the emergency brake does not apply in any region of Germany.
Test obligation for air entry
If you want to fly to Germany, you have to show a negative corona test before taking off abroad. Proof of vaccination or of recovery from Covid-19 can replace a negative test certificate and exempt you from quarantine on entry. This does not apply if you have spent time in an area of variants of concern prior to entry. Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Before entering Germany, you must carry out a digital registration on entry if you have spent time in a risk area within the ten days prior to your entry. Please enter information on the places you stayed over the previous ten days via the www.einreiseanmeldung.de website. Before transporting you to your destination, your carrier, as a rule, will check whether you are in possession of a confirmation. Otherwise, the carrier will not be allowed to take you.
Please find more detailed information here: Current information for travellers
Before entering Germany, you are required to register at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with you when travelling.
Please note: If you have spent time in a high-incidence area prior to entry, the relevant test may not be conducted earlier than five days after entry. Following a stay in an area of variants of concern, the 14-day duration of quarantine may not be shortened.
Further information can be found here:
Many non-German native speakers are facing quite a challenge to stay on top of the news concerning the development of the situation of the coronavirus in Germany. You can for example find current news from Germany in English here:
More information in English:
German Federal Foreign Office:
German Federal Ministry of Interior, Building and Community:
Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration
If you hold a German residence permit for the purpose of studying please keep the following in mind:
German Federal Foreign Office:
German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community:
It is also recommended that you hold onto any plane tickets or other documents that document your travels to your home country and possible intended return (e.g. if your flight back to Germany was cancelled).
The University of Mannheim is preparing for various teaching formats. Depending on the pandemic situation, we want to offer as many on-campus classes as possible. Currently, we expect that at least classes with many participants will be held online. In-person classes are primarily for small groups and for first-year students (first and second semester).
It may even be possible to switch from virtual teaching to in-person classes during the semester, if the infection rates allow for this course of action. In case you are not able to return to campus due to valid reasons (health-related restrictions, entry regulations etc.), we will make sure that you will be able to complete your semester.
You will find more information on teaching operations here: Coronavirus: Information for Students
Lecture period of the spring semester 2021 (FSS 2021)
Lectures of the spring semester 2021 will begin on 1 March 2021 and end on 18 June 2020, including a normal Easter break.
You can find an overview of all semester dates at https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/academics/dates/academic-calendar/#c955.
You can find an overview of all examination dates at https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/examination-dates/.
Examination period during the the spring semester 2021: 19 June 2021 – 3 July 2021
Current information regarding exams can be found here: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/academics/during-your-studies/coronavirus-information-for-students/.
In order to mitigate hardship for students during the coronavirus pandemic, the individual standard periods of study and the examination deadlines (orientation examination and deadline for the maximum period of study) are extended for all students who were enrolled in the spring semester 2020 or the fall semester 2020/2021 by one semester for each of these semesters.
To read more information and find out who to contact with questions, please go to https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/academics/during-your-studies/examinations/extension-of-examination-deadlines/.
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.
If you live in Mannheim, you must register/
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:
– 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).
You have only recently arrived in Mannheim and would like to meet people? Or are you already an old stager, but currently miss the great variety of events at the university?
The Stammtisch is a get-together for all internationals who like to meet new people, try out new things or simply are in need of company. In collaboration with the initiative Nice To Meet You, the Online-Stammtisch takes place approximately every three weeks from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with varying themes. At the next Stammtisch, we will be hosting a Pilates class. After being stuck at our desks for far too long, we want to get our body moving. Join us for a fun evening and to find muscles, you didn't even know you had!
Thursday, 18 February 2021
Quiz Night: Life in Mannheim
Event Language: German
Thursday, 11 March 2021
Baking Easter Nests
Event Language: English
Easter Break from 29 March until 9 April 2021
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Pilates: Strength and Stretch
|Event Language: German|
Thursday, 6 May 2021
|Event Language: English|
Thursday, 27 May 2021
A Lesson in Meditation and Relaxation
|Event Language: German|
Thursday, 17 June 2021
Dance Away your Stress!
|Event Language: English|
If you want to attend the next Stammtisch, just send us an e-mail: degreeseekingsuni-mannheim.de
Here you will find digital offers of the International Office as well as external offers that might be interesting and useful to you: Digital Offers for internationale degree seeking students of the University of Mannheim
We are also planning more online activites for our Degree Seeking Students in the coming weeks – we will inform you soon via email.
The University of Mannheim's Institute of Sports offers you the opportunity to stream various courses offered by the institute online in your living room: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/sports/program/
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:
If you are living in accommodations of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim and are facing financial difficulties due to Corona, please contact the Studierendenwerk directly: housing. Evidence that paying the rent is a financial burden must be provided. stw-ma.de
If you are living in private accommodation we strongly advise you to contact the Tenants' Association (Mieterverein Mannheim) in your town or municipality.
Measures to support students during the corona pandemic
Bridging aid for students in financial emergency situations: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is helping students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic . Those already receiving loans, grants or other support may nevertheless obtain bridging assistance. The application may be submitted separately for each month until September 2021. In case you can document that you are in a financial hardship due to the pandemic, an application can be made for each new month. Depending on proven need, you could receive between 100 euros and 500 euros as a non-repayable allowance. They are paid out via the Studierendenwerk Mannheim. Online application here: www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de
Loan from the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW): Students can temporarily obtain the KfW Student Loan at an interest rate of 0%. This interest rate is valid until December 31, 2021. Students of full age at a state or state-recognized university located in Germany who are not older than 44 years at the start of financing and belong to one of the following groups are eligible:
Here you can do a pre-check whether you meet the requirements for funding (currently only in German): Pre-check.
Applications for the loan can be submitted to the Studierendenwerk: Counseling Service Studierendenwerk Mannheim