Study Abroad with ENGAGE.EU

Students of the University of Mannheim can study virtually at several renowned universities across Europe within 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 European University ENGAGE.EU consists 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.

ENGAGE.EU Online Exchange Initiative (OEI)

Since the fall semester 2020, students of the University of Mannheim can study virtually at our ENGAGE.EU partner universities within the Online Exchange Initiative (OEI). 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! Students may choose from the partner's online course offer and can apply for usually up to three online courses per semester which they take parallel to their studies at University of Mannheim. This includes taking exams and receiving ECTS credits – depending on the study program, recognition of credits at University of Mannheim is possible.

Course Offer and Application Procedures of Online Exchange Initiative ENGAGE.EU partner universities during the spring semester 2023

Application Period: 28 November – 11 December, 2022

Contact and FaQ regarding OEI and ENGAGE.EU Modules

Please find the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Online Exchange Initiative (OEI) and ENGAGE.EU Modules 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.

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  • Will the ECTS I earn by completing OEI courses and/or module courses be recognized at University of Mannheim?

    First and foremost, particpating in OEI courses and ENGAGE.EU Modules of our ENGAGE.EU partner universities aims at enabling our students to benefit from international learning experiences, in addition to physical student exchange programs. Participation in the Online Exchange Initiative should therefore not entierly depend on the question of recognition, rather on student's interest in the courses offered and in gaining international learning and team working experience. The question weather credits earned can be recognized for your degree at University of Mannheim is of course a relevant question and depends on your study program, your individual course choice and possible matches with home curriculum courses.

    To learn about a possible recognition of ECTS earned from one of our ENGAGE.EU partner universities, please get in touch with your departmental exchange coordinator. If possible, we recommend 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 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 oder the ENGAGE.EU Modules.

    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, 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 host university. In this case, please make sure to inform the respective contact person at our ENGAGE.EU partner university about your withdrawal!

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

    Application Period: 28 November until 11 December 2022

    The Application Period for the spring semester 2023 at all ENGAGE.EU partner universities is expected to open 28 November 2022 and will close on 11 December 2022. 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 application procedures and framework conditions by reading our partner universities' information linked on the central homepage of ENGAGE.EU.

    Please note: currently, the linked central website still shows information for the fall semester 2022! On 28 November 2022 the latest, this website will be updated and will show all our partner's information about the Online Exchange Initiative for the spring semester 2023!

  • Who can apply?

    All degree-seeking students of all schools/departments of University of Mannheim who have re-registered for the upcoming semester (and who will therefore be enrolled at University of Mannheim during the online course participation) 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 ENGAGE.EU. 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 and /or modules 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.

  • How can I make sure that an online 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 ENGAGE.EU (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 and/or module 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 ENAGE.EU partner unviersity about your withdrawal so that our partner can process this accordingly.

  • Contact regarding OEI and ENGAGE.EU Modules

    Claudius Werry

    Claudius Werry (he/him)

    ENGAGE.EU Online Exchange Initiative & Modules (Coordinator)
    On Mondays and Wednesdays in homeoffice available via e-mail only
    University of Mannheim
    Division II – Student Affairs
    International Office
    L 1, 1 – Room 106
    68161 Mannheim