Aptitude Tests

Mandatory aptitude tests

Prospective students have to include proof that they have taken an aptitude test with their application. This document doesn’t contain your results. It just proves that you have taken the test.
You can find the aptitude tests, which are only available in German, here:

What should I study? 
By taking the aptitude test, you can find out which programs best suit you. You’ll be given a certificate once the test is completed. 
What should I study? 

SIT orientation test
As an alternative to the aptitude test, we also accept a certificate which proves you have taken the Studium-Interessentest (SIT), an orientation test created by the Higher Education Compass.
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Orientation test for teacher education programs
If you are applying for a teacher education program or the bachelor’s program in Economic and Business Education, you must include a document proving you have completed the Career Counselling for Teachers.

Online self-assessment – University of Mannheim

The online self-assessment (in German) helps you to find the right program for you. At the end of the test, we will provide you with information about which programs of study fit your interests (part 1 takes about 15 minutes) and whether your expectations of these programs actually correspond to the real-life conditions at university (part 2 takes about 20 minutes).

The test was developed during the sMArt² project that was funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg. It is a pilot project that does not cover all programs yet. Please note that the test is not recognized as proof of an aptitude test for admission purposes.

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