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Advice on Choosing a Program

What shall I do when I’m older? Do I really want to study? And if I do, what shall I study? Shall I go to a university or a university of applied sciences? Shall I study near to my family? Or somewhere further away? Deciding what to do after you finish school is one of life’s first big decisions. Some people like to think about the pros and cons, others decide more intuitively. Regardless of how you make your decision, we can support you.

Prospective Student Advising Center

Would you like to find out more about the degree programs on offer at the University of Mannheim? Are you unsure about whether studying is right for you? Do you need help with choosing a degree program?

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Orientation Workshop

You want to study but don’t know what exactly? The orientation workshop helps you with your decision.

Language: German.

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Aptitude Tests

Take an aptitude test in order to find the right field of study for particular interests and skills.

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Orientierungstag Rhein-Neckar

Unsicher welcher Studiengang zu Ihnen passt? Finden Sie es beim Orientierungstag Rhein-Neckar am 7. März heraus und informieren Sie sich über die Studienmöglichkeiten in der Rhein-Neckar-Region.

Four Steps to University

Step 1: What are my interests?

Before choosing a program, you first want to think a bit about yourself and your interests. It might be helpful to think about what you would like to work with or what you would like to do for a living.

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Step 2: What kind of programs are offered?

Start with your interests, skills, goals and career aspirations to find a suitable program. In order to keep track of the wide range of options, think about your general interests and the type of program you might be interested in.

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Step 3: How do I make the right decision?

Surely, you have found some programs you are interested in. In order to decide which programs you want to apply for, it might be useful to prioritize your decision factors, single out your favorites and explore them. On the ground, if you need to.

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Step 4: What do I have to do next?

After having taken a closer look at your favored programs, make a ranking list of the programs you are interested in and decide which ones you want to apply for. Apply for a few back-ups in order to actually receive a study place.

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Why Should I Get a Degree? 
And Why Should I Study at a University?
Good reasons for studying (at a university)

Understanding Study-Related Terms 
Degrees, types of higher education institution, ECTS credits, modules, seminars – we explain what the most important study-related terms mean.

Important Dates for Prospective Students
All important dates in one place.

Unsure about Your Program of Study?
Are you thinking about changing your program or going to a different university? The university can provide information and advice to help you.

Still Feeling Unsure? We Can Help You.