Each Semester, about 450 participants start the Guest Student and Senior Citizen Program.
The Guest Student and Senior Citizen Program is for people of every age. You can choose from a wide-ranging offer of courses of all departments and attend courses together with regular students. There are also some services specifically designed for guest students and senior citizen students.
For many people, the Guest Student and Senior Citizen Program is a new field of activity after a professional career or taking care of a family. Others use the program to expand their knowledge while they continue to work or use it as an orientation phase before starting a regular degree program.
There is no degree required to participate. Guest students and senior citizen students are not able to take examinations and earn a degree. However, they are welcome to actively participate in the courses.
If you register for the first time, please put the selected courses on the registration form. After you have registered successfully, you will receive your access data for the student portal "Portal²” via mail. In the semesters to follow, you can also register online for courses in Portal².
The ecUM is an electronic smart card of the University of Mannheim. With a stamp of the current period of validity, the ecUM is the guest student ID for the current semester. You can apply for your ecUM online.
In addition to being a guest student ID, the ecUM is also a library card and a card for the copiers on campus. With the ecUM, you can also pay cashless on campus, in the Mensa and cafeterias and you can use the lockers on campus.