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Study Abroad Fair on September 19

One fair, many opportunities – if you want to make your dream of going abroad come true, this event is for you. Don’t miss it!

On Thursday, 19 September 2019, the annual Study Abroad Fair, organized by the University of Mannheim, will take place for the 16th time. The fair, which gives an overview of various study abroad possibilities, opens its doors between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; all students of the University of Mannheim are invited to attend. There will be dozens of tables, dedicated to different countries, in the arcades of Ehrenhof West and in the Alte Lehrbuchsammlung. There, more than 250 international students from all over the world as well as alumni of the university’s exchange programs will share their experiences and give you information on our partner universities. Students of the University of Mannheim can check out many attractive options to go abroad. Representatives from the International Office and the departmental exchange coordinators will also also be present at a central information stand and answer your questions.

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All information at a glance!

What? Study Abroad Fair

When? Thursday, 19 September 2019, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where? Ehrenhof and Alte Lehrbuchsammlung

A heartfelt thank you to our great sponsors from the Mannheim Business School and the Technoseum!


  • External exchange organizations and other service providers

    The information stands of all external exchange organizations are located in the Alte Lehrbuchsammlung.


    Asia Exchange

    The Finnish organization Asia Exchange offers students free-of-charge support in applying for a self-organized stay abroad in East Asia. Their services for students interested in a stay abroad in Asia comprise informative webinars and information on scholarship options as well as links to internships and exchange programs offered by special partner institutions of Asia Exchange.

    College Contact

    College Contact represents over 230 institutions in 40 countries all around the world and arranges study places for students in bachelor’s and master's programs. They provide support during the application process and give advice on funding and scholarship options. Students who are interested in a free mover exchange should definitely check out their presentation and visit their booth.

    ETS Global

    Before students can embark on their study abroad adventure, they often need to prove through a standardized test that they are proficient in English. The TOEFL is one of the most renowned tests and universally accepted worldwide. ETS Global is organization that coordinates, assesses, and administers TOEFL test centers all over the world. All future test takers should stop by their booth and get some tips on the TOEFL.


    Breathtaking landscapes, a high standard of living, and one of the best education systems in the world… Finland has a lot to offer. The Finland-Institute aims to facilitate a stronger connection between this popular exchange destination and German-speaking countries. If you want to learn more about this fascinating country and its higher education system, go see their presentation and stop by their booth.


    GOstralia! is an organization representing Australian and New Zealand universities in Germany and has specialized in arranging stays in the land of down under for students and doctoral candidates who want to go abroad as free movers. The organization’s advisors answer any questions regarding universities, programs of study, entire bachelor and master degree programs, double degrees, and doctoral programs. They advise on costs, financing options, and internal scholarships. This service is funded by Australian and New Zealand universities and is free of charge for students. Learn more at their booth or their presentation.

    IEC Online

    The placement agency IEC (International Education Centre) facilitates exchanges for students in bachelor’s and master’s programs as well as for doctoral candidates at over 100 universities in 19 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Their services include advice on financing, academic options, health insurance and much more. Go find them at their booth and visit their presentation for more information.

  • Presentation schedule

    Depending on the target audience, our presentations take place in different locations:

  • WANTED: Alumni of the university’s exchange programs

    You already went abroad through one of the exchange programs offered by the University of Mannheim during your studies and would like to share your experience with other students? Together with international exchange students, you share your insights about your host institution by taking over a shift at one of the many country tables during our Study Abroad Fair. Students who are yet to go abroad are very keen to hear what you have to say. Whether you are only available for a short session in between lectures or for the whole day: you decide how much time you want to dedicate to the fair. Simply go to our registration page and state when you could take over a shift. We are very grateful for your support!

  • More information for international exchange students

    You are a student at one of our partner universities and are currently spending some time abroad in Mannheim? Please help our students at the University of Mannheim to experience the same exciting adventure. By volunteering to take charge of one of our many country tables, you can bang the drum for your home country and your home institution and answer questions asked by students interested in an exchange program. Whether you are only available for a short shift in between lectures or for the whole day: you decide how much time you want to dedicate to the fair. Simply go to our registration page and state when you could take over a shift. After that, you will receive an e-mail from the International Office containing more information.

  • More information for exchange coordinators at our partner universities

    You can actively contribute to the success of our Study Abroad Fair, which is also a good way of boosting our partnership. Encourage students from your university, who are currently studying in Mannheim as part of an exchange program, to attend the Study Abroad Fair and represent their university.

    The University of Mannheim will not receive any brochures or other marketing material for logistical reasons. If you would like to supply your students with such material, please send it directly to their German address.

Where to find what

Participating in the Study Abroad Fair was such a great opportunity. I got to meet so many students from all over the world and learn so much about their culture, their home university and of course, try some new delicious food!

We had a lot of people coming to the French booth and luckily there were many of us representing France to answer the numerous questions. I would definitely recommend this event!


Marie Chipier, exchange student in the Master in Management program, EDHEC Business School in Lille (France) / Photo credit: Jana Caran

Please note: Photos will be taken during the Study Abroad Fair. They will be used for documentation purposes and for subsequent publications to report on the event (e.g., print media, website, photo galleries, social networks). By entering the premises, you consent to the use of any photos taken of you during the event for the stated purposes and without being remunerated for it.

Impressions from the Study Abroad Fair


Team Study Abroad

Team Study Abroad

University of Mannheim
Division II - Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1
68161 Mannheim