Upon your arrival, you have to complete a number of very important steps in order to start studying. Please find out more here.
When: Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 2 p.m.
Where: SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal
(Schloss Schneckenhof Nord, 1. floor )
When: Thursday, 31 August 2023, 2 p.m
Where: O 151 Hans Luik Hörsaal
(Schloss Ostflügel, 1. floor)
When? Friday, 1 September 2023, 4 p.m.
Where? Auditorium (A3)
Please note: Photos and videos will be taken during the events. They will be used for documentation purposes and for subsequent publications to report on the event.
Click here for a brochure containing all the events for international students taking place this semester.
Newly admitted students will find most up-to-date guidance on enrollment in the section 'Orientation events and Things to Do'! You can log in to Portal² with the same credentials you are using for the Application Portal! Find the Portal² here!
Students from outside the EU and EFTA require a residence permit after their entry, regardless of whether they needed a visa in order to enter Germany. After registering at the residents' registration office, please make an appointment with the foreigner's office about one month before the expiration of your visa. Please bring the following documents to the appointment:
The application fee has to payed directly at the appointment.
Please see our FAQ for more information about residence permits.
Important advice: Your residence permit for the purpose of studying will automatically become invalid two weeks after you have completed your studies, even if it expires only at a later date. You then have to apply for a new residence permit. If you have any questions about residence permits, do not hesitate to contact us!
Have you not found housing yet? We are happy to assist you in finding accommodation in Mannheim. In order to help you search the private rental market, the International Office is providing an “Accommodation Service” during the Welcome Week. Of course, you can always stop by during our consultation hours. We will help you in case of problems with your landlord, answer your questions and help you find housing. Click here for more important information about housing in Mannheim.
You are also welcome to apply for a room in one of the student residence halls of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim. However, you are not guaranteed a room in student housing! The waiting lists are long and we recommend applying as soon as possible and looking for a room on the private rental market at the same time.
The Integreat App Mannheim provides you with necessary information which you will need upon your arrival in Mannheim. The app displays important matters, which you will have to consider when moving to Mannheim, in a clear and compact way. You can find information regarding e.g. apartment search, health insurance and residence permits.
The app is available in several languages (e.g. English, Turkish, and Russian). New languages are added frequently.
The Integreat App Mannheim can be downloaded from the AppStore and Google Play Store for free. Additionally, the app is available as a desktop version .