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Double and Joint Degree Programs

International experience in high dosage! In a Double or Joint Degree Program, studying abroad is an integral part of the Mannheim study program and you spend half of your degree program at a partner university abroad. In addition to the Mannheim degree, you will also receive an international degree, and this without paying tuition fees abroad. Double and Joint Degrees are offered in certain study programs and with selected partner universities. There are currently programs in the following subject areas:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • German Studies
  • Law (in preparation)

With a double degree program, you will receive, as the name suggests, two degrees, one from the University of Mannheim and one from the partner university. You apply to the University of Mannheim usually after admission.

In the case of a joint degree, you will receive a joint degree certificate from both universities. A joint degree is a combined degree program of the cooperating universities with a common set of study regulations. You apply for admission before you start your studies.


Scholarships: For European programs, you can apply for Erasmus funding after you were selected. For double degree programs within and outside of Europe, DAAD one-year scholarships may also be considered - please note that the application deadlines here are often more than a year in advance (DAAD information on study abroad scholarships is only available in German). In addition, there are other funding opportunities.


Overview of Mannheim Double and Joint Degrees

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Mannheim Master in Management Double Degree Programs

The Mannheim Master in Management offers the opportunity to participate in one of seven international double degree programs in Italy, Denmark, France, Taiwan, Canada, Norway or USA.

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ENTER Program in the M.Sc. in Economics

The ENTER program enables students of the master’s program in Economics to obtain a double degree in cooperation with one of three universities in Spain, Sweden or France.

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Double Degree Program in the Master's Program in Political Science

In the master's program in Political Science, you can acquire a degree from Milan's Bocconi University alongside your studies in Mannheim.

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Double Degree in the B.Sc. Business Administration

The “future leaders” double degree program with Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University offers four semesters in Mannheim, four semesters in Beijing and the German as well as the Chinese bachelor's degree for students of business administration.

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Joint Degree Master Intercultural German Studies

In this joint degree program you will spend one year of your studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and receive a master's degree from both universities. The program focuses on German language and literature.

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M.C.B.L. Mannheim/Adelaide Track

For Law students, a double degree program at master's level with the University of Adelaide in Australia is in the planning stage.