State-to-State-Programs

Details about State-to-State Programs.

I had the opportunity to spend two unforgettable semesters in Oregon, on the west coast of the USA, as part of the state-to-state program. Though studying abroad is the exception rather than the rule in law programs, the international experience you gain during a stay abroad is very valuable. Being able to understand a different legal system in a foreign language is very helpful. In addition, I had the chance to have my achievements recognized. Lust but not least, studying at an American university is a unique experience: I will always remember the spirit on campus, encounters with people from all over the world, and traveling throughout America.

Mariel Loko, graduate of the bachelor’s program in Business Law, state-to-state program Oregon, The Oregon State University in Corvallis (USA) / Photo credit: Ye Fung Tchen

During my semester abroad, I was able to blow off steam in an academic manner. This way, I found out how I wanted to pursue my master's degree. My host university taught me to approach things with more serenity. Why not choosing a course not because you have to but simply because you are interested in it? During my year abroad, I became aware of the fact that being a student at the University of Mannheim, you have freedom of choice and you should set ambitious goals and take risks because it's worth to take your chances. This is the reason why I want to do my master's degree abroad. I can only recommend studying abroad, no matter where. The only important thing is to approach things with the right attitude and to take advantage of your opportunities.

Carlo Stern, student in the bachelor’s program in Economics, state-to-state program California, San Francisco State University (USA) / Photo credit: Ye Fung Tchen

I spent my semester abroad in Connecticut, USA. My host university, the University of Connecticut, is surrounded by woods and farmland, giving it the impression of a typical American campus like those you know from the movies and television. My desire to experience a different country from a non-touristic point of view motivated me to go there. Spending a semester abroad was exactly what I was looking for. I got to know interesting people from both the USA and all over the world, found a new hobby and broadened my horizon. I am grateful that I was given the chance to make this experience and I can highly recommend it.

Alexander von Kiesling, student in the bachelor’s program in Psychology, state-to-state program Connecticut, University of Connecticut in Storrs (USA) / Photo credit: Privat

U.S.

  • California

    Application date(s)

    15 October (Bachelor)

    Duration of stay

    1–2 semesters

    Proof of language proficiency

    TOEFL ibt

    IELTS Academic

    Minimum requirements for language proficiency

    Website LP California -> CSU Campus Profiles

    Plus: Please refer to our Website on Proof of Language Proficiency.

    Website of the State-to-State-Program

    Website LP California

    Participating universities and eligibility for your programme

    Please refer to the Database of Partner Universities, to find out which universities participate in the State-to-State-Programs. Please note: For technical reasons, the Database of Partner Universities lists all degree programs admitted to a State-to-State-Program at all participating State-to-State-Program-universities. However, not all universities participating in a State-to-State-Program are suitable for every degree program! Therefore, please check independently whether the individual  program-university is suitable for your degree program. To do so, take a look at the course offerings and, if necessary, seek advice from the respective faculty of the University of Mannheim. Please also read the website of the LP California.

    Specific academic requirements

    Website LP California -> CSU Campus Profiles

    Students with an average grade of 2.0 (GPA) and below can only be considered for a study place abroad in exceptional cases. If in doubt, seek advice from your faculty or the International Office.

    Further notes

    Attention! For all state programmes, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (for TOEFL, the Test Taker Score Report is sufficient; for IELTS, a screenshot of the online display of the result). Therefore, please take care of your language certificate as early as possible!

    Attention! First, you should generally apply to the University of Mannheim for participation in the LP California. Once you have received confirmation of your application, the second step is the placement at a university within the LP California. When applying for the LP California, you must name at least three (max. four) of your preferred universities – with the following restriction: Only one of the following campuses may be named when applying for the LP California (after confirmation of acceptance) (status: exchange year 2019/20): Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, San José. Therefore, please consider all available campuses as possible places of study from the very beginning.

    You can apply for a one-year stay (not business studies) or alternatively for a semester stay. Since we have to split the semester places between the winter and spring semester, it would be helpful if you indicated in your letter of motivation whether a stay in the spring semester is possible.

    Unfortunately, the Landesprogramm California does not accept students with US citizenship, so unfortunately, it is not possible for students with US citizenship to apply for the LP Califonia.

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  • Connecticut

    Application date(s)

    15 October (Bachelor and Master)

    Duration of stay

    1–2 semesters

    Proof of language proficiency

    TOEFL ibt

    IELTS Academic

    Minimum requirements for language proficiency

    Please refer to our Website on Proof of Language Proficiency.

    Website of the State-to-State-Program

    n/a

    Participating universities and eligibility for your programme

    Please refer to the Database of Partner Universities, to find out which universities participate in the State-to-State-Programs. Please note: For technical reasons, the Database of Partner Universities lists all degree programs admitted to a State-to-State-Program at all participating State-to-State-Program-universities. However, not all universities participating in a State-to-State-Program are suitable for every degree program! Therefore, please check independently whether the individual  program-university is suitable for your degree program. To do so, take a look at the course offerings and, if necessary, seek advice from the respective faculty of the University of Mannheim.

    Specific academic requirements

    Students with an average grade of 2.0 (GPA) and below can only be considered for a study place abroad in exceptional cases. If in doubt, seek advice from your faculty or the International Office.

    Further notes

    Attention! For all state programmes, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (for TOEFL, the Test Taker Score Report is sufficient; for IELTS, a screenshot of the online display of the result). Therefore, please take care of your language certificate as early as possible!

  • Massachusetts

    Please be aware: An application for the Massachusetts State-to-State Program requires the submission of two English letters of recommendation at the time of application.

    Application date(s)

    31 October (Master)

    Duration of stay

    1–2 semesters

    Proof of language proficiency

    TOEFL ibt

    IELTS Academic

    Minimum requirements for language proficiency

    At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 4 departments have higher TOEFL requirements (100 points): Economics, Politics, Philosophy and Linguistics. Alternatively: Please read our  Website on Proof of Language Proficiency.

    Website of the State-to-State-Program

    n/a

    Participating universities and eligibility for your programme

    Please refer to the Database of Partner Universities, to find out which universities participate in the State-to-State-Programs. Please note: For technical reasons, the Database of Partner Universities lists all degree programs admitted to a State-to-State-Program at all participating State-to-State-Program-universities. However, not all universities participating in a State-to-State-Program are suitable for every degree program! Therefore, please check independently whether the individual  program-university is suitable for your degree program. To do so, take a look at the course offerings and, if necessary, seek advice from the respective faculty of the University of Mannheim.

    Specific academic requirements

    Only Master's students can participate in the Massachusetts State-to-State-Program!

    To be accepted by one of the faculties, you must be able to prove that you have sufficient relevant academic knowledge in your subject area (e.g. economics or linguistics)!
     

    Computer Science: good Mathematics background and some programming experience

    Management: for  more advanced students with some business experience

    Economics: students are expected to have a strong academic background

    Linguistics: Because of the interest and expertise of the faculty, students must have primary interests and training in one or more of the following areas: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics (language processing by normal adults), and first-language acquisition. Students whose primary interest and/or training are in the following areas will not fit into our program and are not acceptable: dialectology, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, computational linguistics, second-language learning, language teaching, lexicography, and philology.In principle, it is very difficult to obtain a place at the Linguistics Department.

    Students with an average grade of 2.0 (GPA) and below can only be considered for a study place abroad in exceptional cases. If in doubt, seek advice from your faculty or the International Office.

    Further notes

    Attention! For all state programmes, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (for TOEFL, the Test Taker Score Report is sufficient; for IELTS, a screenshot of the online display of the result). Therefore, please take care of your language certificate as early as possible!

    History: „Public History“ not offered every year; „Intro to History“ has space limitations

    Mathematics & Statistics/ Applied Mathematics: students particularly welcome in Applied Mathematics Program

    Civil Engineering: Exchange students not eligible to study in Environmental Engineering Program

    Psychology:  exchange students can´t be accepted in the Clinical Psychology Program

  • North Carolina – Business Administration

    Application date(s)

    September 30th (Bachelor)

    Duration of stay

    1 semester

    Proof of language proficiency

    TOEFL ibt

    IELTS Academic

    Minimum requirements for language proficiency

    Website LP North Carolina.

    Plus: Please read our  Website on Proof of Language Proficiency.

    Website of the State-to-State-Program

    Website of the LP North Carolina provided by the State-to-State-Program Coordination Office of North Carolina.

    Website of the LP North Carolina provided by the State-to-State-Program Coordination Office of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

    Participating universities and eligibility for your programme

    Please refer to the Database of Partner Universities, to find out which universities participate in the State-to-State-Programs. Please note: For technical reasons, the Database of Partner Universities lists all degree programs admitted to a State-to-State-Program at all participating State-to-State-Program-universities. However, not all universities participating in a State-to-State-Program are suitable for every degree program! Therefore, please check independently whether the individual  program-university is suitable for your degree program. To do so, take a look at the course offerings and, if necessary, seek advice from the respective faculty of the University of Mannheim.

    Specific academic requirements

    Students with an average grade of 2.0 (GPA) and below can only be considered for a study place abroad in exceptional cases. If in doubt, seek advice from your faculty or the International Office.

    Further notes

    Attention! For all state programmes, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (for TOEFL, the Test Taker Score Report is sufficient; for IELTS, a screenshot of the online display of the result). Therefore, please take care of your language certificate as early as possible!

  • North Carolina – Others (except Business Administration)

    Application date(s)

    15 October (Bachelor and Master)

    Duration of stay

    1-2 semesters

    Proof of language proficiency

    TOEFL ibt

    IELTS Academic

    Minimum requirements for language proficiency

    Website LP North Carolina.

    Plus: Please read our  Website on Proof of Language Proficiency.

    Website of the State-to-State-Program

    Website of the LP North Carolina provided by the State-to-State-Program Coordination Office of North Carolina.

    Website of the LP North Carolina provided by the State-to-State-Program Coordination Office of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

    Participating universities and eligibility for your programme

    Please refer to the Database of Partner Universities, to find out which universities participate in the State-to-State-Programs. Please note: For technical reasons, the Database of Partner Universities lists all degree programs admitted to a State-to-State-Program at all participating State-to-State-Program-universities. However, not all universities participating in a State-to-State-Program are suitable for every degree program! Therefore, please check independently whether the individual  program-university is suitable for your degree program. To do so, take a look at the course offerings and, if necessary, seek advice from the respective faculty of the University of Mannheim.

    Specific academic requirements

    Students with an average grade of 2.0 (GPA) and below can only be considered for a study place abroad in exceptional cases. If in doubt, seek advice from your faculty or the International Office.

    Further notes

    Attention! For all state programmes, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (for TOEFL, the Test Taker Score Report is sufficient; for IELTS, a screenshot of the online display of the result). Therefore, please take care of your language certificate as early as possible!

  • Oregon

    Application date(s)

    15 October (Bachelor)

    Duration of stay

    1–2 semesters

    Proof of language proficiency

    TOEFL ibt

    IELTS Academic

    Minimum requirements for language proficiency

    Website LP Oregon.

    Plus: Please read our  Website on Proof of Language Proficiency.

    Website of the State-to-State-Program

    Website LP Oregon.

    Participating universities and eligibility for your programme

    Please refer to the Website LP Oregon anf the Database of Partner Universities, to find out which universities participate in the State-to-State-Programs. Please note: For technical reasons, the Database of Partner Universities lists all degree programs admitted to a State-to-State-Program at all participating State-to-State-Program-universities. However, not all universities participating in a State-to-State-Program are suitable for every degree program! Therefore, please check independently whether the individual  program-university is suitable for your degree program. To do so, take a look at the course offerings and, if necessary, seek advice from the respective faculty of the University of Mannheim. 

    Specific academic requirements

    Website LP Oregon.

    Students with an average grade of 2.0 (GPA) and below can only be considered for a study place abroad in exceptional cases. If in doubt, seek advice from your faculty or the International Office.

    Further notes

    Attention! For all state programmes, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (for TOEFL, the Test Taker Score Report is sufficient; for IELTS, a screenshot of the online display of the result). Therefore, please take care of your language certificate as early as possible!

Canada

For questions please contact:

Carita Emmerich-Wessels

Carita Emmerich-Wessels

Study Abroad Advisor
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 105
68161 Mannheim