Upon your arrival, you have to complete a number of very important steps in order to start studying. Please find out more 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 University of Mannheim is a great place for international students to study. There’s always someone I can talk to if I have any questions or problems.
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