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.
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.
As of the fall semester 2022, students of the University of Mannheim can participate in ENGAGE.EU Modules at our ENGAGE.EU partner universities. ENGAGE.EU Modules consist of (usually) three online courses in two consecutive semesters (fall and spring semester). Students will take these online courses 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.
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.
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: expected for mid-June until 1 Juli 2022 (to be confirmed)
The Application Period for the fall semester 2022 at all ENGAGE.EU partner universities is expected to open mid-June 2022 and will close on 1 July 2022 (to be confirmed). 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.
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.
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/
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.
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.