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)

    Business Administration: 30 September (Bachelor)

    other Schools: 15 October (Bachelor)

    Duration of stay

    1–2 semesters

    Proof of language proficiency

    TOEFL ibt

    IELTS Academic

    Minimum requirements for language proficiency

    Website CSU-IP -> CSU Campus Profiles

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

    Website of the State-to-State-Program

    Website CSU-IP

    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 CSU-IP website.

    Specific academic requirements

    Website CSU-IP -> CSU Campus Profiles

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

    Further notes

    Please note: For all state programs, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (either TOEFL or IELTS).

    Therefore, please get your language test as early as possible!

    Please note: Applying for a state-to-state program is a two-step process: first, you apply to participate in the state program California (CSU-IP). After you were selected for a spot in the CSU-IP, you will be placed at one of the CSU campuses. When applying for CSU-IP, 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 CSU-IP  (status: exchange year 2019/20): Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, San José. Therefore, please be flexible and consider all available campuses as possible exchange destinations from the very beginning.

    You can apply for a one-year stay (unless you study Business) 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, students with US citizenship are not eligible to apply.

  • 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

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    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

    Please note: For all state programs, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (either TOEFL or IELTS).

    Therefore, please get your language test as early as possible!

  • Massachusetts

  • North Carolina

    Application date(s)

    Business Administration: 30 September (Bachelor)

    other Schools: 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

    Please note: For all state programs, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (either TOEFL or IELTS).

    Therefore, please get your language test as early as possible!

Canada

  • Ontario

    Application date(s)

    15 October (Bachelor and Master)

    Duration of stay

    1 academic year

    (Master's Students: please see further notes)

    Proof of language proficiency

    TOEFL ibt

    IELTS Academic

    Minimum requirements for language proficiency

    See Information for Baden-Württemberg Applicants

    Website of the State-to-State-Program

    Website of the LP Ontario

    Participating universities and eligibility for your program

    Please refer to Website of the OBW Program and 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

    See Information for Baden-Württemberg Applicants

    Students with an average grade of 3,0 and below can only be considered for an exchange in exceptional cases. If in doubt, seek advice from your faculty or the International Office.

    Weitere Hinweise

    Please note: For all state programs, the language certificate must already be available on the application date (either TOEFL or IELTS).

    Therefore, please get your language test as early as possible!

    Courses in Business (especially on graduate level) are hardly available at any of the universities within the OBW Program.

    In general, Master's students are able to do an exchange through the OBW Program; however, not all universities will accept students on the graduate level. Also, there are fewer spots for Master's students.

    In the OBW Program, it is mandatory for Bachelor's students to go abroad for one academic year. Master's students of the University of Mannheim are also allowed to apply for just one semester abroad.

    You can find reports of exchange alumni on the website of the OBW Program.

     

    Please note! If you get accepted for the OBW Program, you will be placed at a university within the program in a second step. For this process, you can list up to three universities within Ontario of your choice with the following condition: students are only allowed to apply for one university in Ottawa and one university in Toronto.

For questions please contact:

Lukas Dausend

Lukas Dausend

Study Abroad Advisor
Working from home every Thursday and Friday as well as Monday in odd calendar weeks; available only via E-Mail on these days.
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 160
68161 Mannheim