Online Exchange Initiative (OEI) – ENGAGE.EU

Students of the University of Mannheim can study virtually at several renowned universities across Europe within the Online Exchange Initiative of the European University engage.eu. As a participant, you will be part of a virtual and international classroom. Benefit from international learning opportunities and exchange ideas with students from different countries!

The online exchange is a joint initiative of the recently announced European University engage.eu, consisting of LUISS University, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Tilburg University, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, University of Mannheim, University of National and World Economy (UNWE), and WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. For the fall semester 2021, students have the possibility to apply for online courses offered at these partner institutions.

Course Offer and Application Procedures of Online Exchange Initiative ENGAGE.EU partner universities during the fall semester 2021

Application Period: 1 July – 16 July, 2021

Contact and FaQ

Please find the most frequently asked questions and answers below. In case your question is not answered here, you are welcome to get in touch. In case of any specific questions regarding course selection and recognition, your departmental exchange coordinators are happy to help.

  • Application Period – when will it open and what is the deadline?

    Application Period: 1 July – 16 July, 2021

    The Application Period for the fall semester 2021 at all partner universities of the Online Exchange Initiative will open on 1 July 2021 and will close on 16 July 2021. Applicants will be informed about a possible admission within two weeks after the application period has closed. Application procedures and prerequisites vary among the participating partner universities, also the lecture and exam period vary. Please get informed about the respective appliation procedures and framework conditions by reading the central homepage of the Online Exchange Initiative ENGAGE.EU.

    Please note: currently, the linked website still shows information for the spring semester 2021! On 1 July 2021, this website will be updated and will show all our partner's information about the Online Exchange Initiative for the fall semester 2021!

  • Who can apply?

    All degree-seeking students of all schools/departments of University of Mannheim who have re-registered for the upcoming fall semester 2021 (and who will therefore be enrolled at University of Mannheim during the fall semester 2021) may apply.

  • How do I submit my application?

    You need to apply at the respective partner university directly, according to the information provided on the central hompage of the Online Exchange Initiative. There you will find all information provided by the partners regarding their course offer and their application modalities. A pre-selection procedure at University of Mannheim (as it would be the case for regular Outgoing Students) is not required.

  • Is it OK to apply at more than one ENGAGE.EU partner university for OEI at the same time?

    In principle: Yes. Please be aware of varying application procedures and framework conditions at the different partner universities. You will need to adhere to the respective procedures and regulations of all partners you apply for. Moreover, be aware that you will then be registered/enrolled at different partner universities at the same time.

    Please make sure to only apply for courses you are really interested in and double-check your time budget und temporal overlaps of courses at different institutions. Therefore, we recommend to apply for courses at not more than two partner universities.

  • Will the ECTS I earn by completing OEI courses recognized at University of Mannheim?

    To learn about a possible recognition of ECTS earned from one of our OEI partner universities, please get in touch with your departmental exchange coordinator. Make sure to conclude a Learning Agreement that contains the courses you are planning on taking and the confirmation of their recognition by the department. This document is your guarantee for the recognition of your courses.

    As soon as you have received your Transcript of Records, the certificate containing the courses you attended and grades you earned, from your OEI host university, you can request the recognition and conversion of the credits you obtained abroad with the examination committee of your department. You will need to submit the Learning Agreement and the Transcript of Records by your host institution and state that you have obtained these credits within the framework of the Online Exchange Initiative ENGAGE.EU.

    Please note: in case your departmental exchange coordinator may for organizational reasons not be able to provide you with a Learning Agreement until the application deadine (16 July 2021), we recommend to apply at the partner university whatsoever to ensure that you meet the application deadline. In the event that a recognition might not become possible, you are still able to withraw from your application at the OEI host university. In this case, please make sure to inform the respective contact person at our OEI partner university about your withdrawal!

  • How can I make sure that an OEI course at a partner university does not overlap with other courses at University of Mannheim?

    Due to the scope of courses offered by all OEI partner universities, temporal overlaps of courses offered by our partners or at University of Mannheim cannot be ruled out.  You will find all OEI course details (including the lesson times) on the central homepage of the Online Exchange Initiative (if applicable, also take Bulgaria's different time zone into account!). Courses offered at University of Mannheim are on display via Portal², as you know.

  • I was admitted to an OEI course at a partner university – but now I realize I cannot participate anymore – what do I need to do?

    Please make sure to inform the respective contact person at our OEI partner unviersity about your withdrawal so that our partner can process this accordingly.

Claudius Werry

Claudius Werry

ENGAGE.EU Online Exchange Initiative (Coordinator)
currently in home office – please send an e-mail to get in touch
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 106
68161 Mannheim