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Going Abroad

For many students, studying abroad during their studies is a most formative experience - both in personal and in academic terms. Immersing into an entirely different cultural environment, coming into contact with people from other cultures, learning foreign languages, and gaining a whole new perspective on your studies - these are unforgettable experiences you will live on for a long time. During your studies is the best time to hurl yourself into this adventure. Fortunately, the University of Mannheim is offering numerous possibilities to make the dream of studying abroad come true.

However, early planning is vital. Therefore, we recommend visiting the Introductory Study Abroad Sessions organized by the International Office right at the beginning of your studies. International students who want to study abroad should also read the special requirements that might apply to them.

Students with a disability and students with children are likewise welcome to study abroad. The University of Mannheim will be happy to assist you!

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Studying abroad at one of our partner universities

The easiest way to organize a stay abroad for one or two semesters is via the exchange programs offered by the University of Mannheim. You can choose from more than 450 universities around the world. We recommend finding out in due time about application deadlines, financing options, and any other necessary steps.

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Read about the latest news from the International Office. Here, you will find the dates of upcoming information events, current scholarship advertisements, information about new partner universities and much more.

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Going abroad as a free mover

Do you want to study at a foreign university not belonging to our network of partner universities? Or weren’t you admitted to the exchange program you applied for? Then read more about going abroad as a free mover.

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Summer schools

Many universities offer guest students the opportunity to participate in scientific or language courses. These courses last for some weeks and take place in summer, winter, or spring. They are usually topped off by a wide range of organized leisure time activities. Such short stays abroad are not only fun, they may also yield some ECTS credits.

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Internships abroad

Completing an internship abroad is a great alternative to studying abroad: You will get to know the world of work of another country, work in teams formed by people from different cultures, and develop your subject knowledge. Prospective teachers may also do an internship at a school abroad in order to become acquainted with another education system.

“Studieren weltweit (studying around the world)”:

The DAAD campaign „Studieren weltweit“ provides information on every aspect of the topic of studying abroad.