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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? Then read through the following information. 

  • Re-registration

    If you want to continue with your studies at the University of Mannheim in the next semester, you must re-register. You re-register by paying the semester fee and the tuition fee in due time (the latter only if you are required to pay the tuition fee).
    For further information on the re-registration period please click here.
    All information on the fees is provided on the student portal:
    portal.uni-mannheim.de → My Services → My Personal Data → Semester Fees
     

  • Examinations

    You have to register for all examinations that you want to take during and/or at the end of the semester in question, even if it is a paper or an oral examination. You have to register online in the student portal during a designated period:
    portal.uni-mannheim.de → My Studies → Exam and Academic Records → Exam Registration
    For further information about late registration and changing your exam registration click here.

    Don’t forget to de-register or withdraw from any examinations that you can’t or don’t want to take. This also applies if you are away, for example on a semester abroad. If you have registered for an exam and do not participate, the attempt will be deemed as failed!
    For further information on de-registration please click here

  • Examination regulations

    Each degree program at the University of Mannheim has individual examination regulations. The examination regulations provide the conditions of your program of study and are legally binding. Therefore, you should familiarize yourself with the examination regulations right at the beginning of your studies in order to know what is expected of you. 
    The current examination regulations for all programs can be found here
     

  • Changing programs

    If you are thinking about changing your program of study or university, we recommend attending a Changing Lanes presentation. If you hold a residence permit for the purpose of studying, some special regulations apply to changing your program or university.

    We are happy to advise you on any questions regarding this topic. 

  • Working and internships

    If you hold a German residence permit for the purpose of studying, you are generally allowed to work for 120 days (or 240 half-days) per calendar year. The foreigners’ office always has to be informed of long-term employments and must approve them. 
    The same applies to internships in Germany and abroad. Days worked as part of a voluntary internship are also counted towards the work days allowed. Vacation days, sick days and holidays, however, do not count.

    If you want to take an academic leave of absence in order to complete an internship, please go to Academic leave of absence for further information. Please keep in mind that your residence permit becomes invalid six months after you have left Germany.

    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions
     

  • Studying abroad

    If you are an international degree-seeking student at the University of Mannheim planning a semester abroad, you should check as early as possible if you need a visa for your host country and find out how to apply. 

    If you are not an EU/EEA citizen and hold a German residence permit for the purpose of studying, you have to notify the foreigners’ office of longer stays abroad beforehand and in due time. The foreigners’ office always has to be notified of your long-term plans and approve them. Please keep in mind that your residence permit becomes invalid six months after you have left Germany, even if it expires only at a later date. 

    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

  • Academic leave of absence

    Upon request, students can interrupt their studies, provided that they have an important reason for doing so.  Further information on requesting an academic leave of absence is provided here
    If you hold a German residence permit for the purpose of studying, an academic leave of absence requires the approval of the foreigners’ office. Please request approval from the foreigners’ office beforehand and in due time.

    Please keep in mind that your residence permit becomes invalid six months after you have left Germany, even if it expires only at a later date.

    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions
     

  • Completing your studies

    If you hold a German residence permit for the purpose of studying, please keep in mind that this permit is directly linked to your status as a student. It usually becomes invalid two weeks after you have completed or dropped out of your program of study (disenrollment). Please note that, with regard to the right of residence, your program of study is deemed completed upon announcement of the grade of your last examination (usually on the portal).


    If you are not a citizen of the EU or EEA and want to stay in Germany for an extended period of time after the end of your studies, you will thus have to apply for a new residence permit at the competent foreigners’ office in due time.  


    If you are an international degree-seeking student wanting to work in Germany after your graduation, the Step by Step program of the International Office will assist you, for example in putting together your application documents. They also organize information events about working in Germany.  

I like that the University of Mannheim is very well equipped and tries to provide a relaxed study environment for its students. Its facilities include various libraries, the Learning Center, the Mensa, and sports courses.

Naira Ibrahim, student in the master’s program in Business Informatics, Cairo (Egypt) / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

Contact:

Team International Degree-Seeking Students

Team International Degree-Seeking Students

University of Mannheim
Division II - Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1155
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