What is my Uni-ID (user ID)?

Your Uni-ID is your personal user ID of the University of Mannheim. The Uni-ID is used to verify the identity of the members of the University of Mannheim. Together with the individual password it is your log in for the following services, among others:

  • How do I receive my Uni-ID?

    Uni-ID for students
    If you go to the “First steps“ section in the student portal (Portal²), you can retrieve your Uni-ID and the initial password. You can use the access information from the online application to login. After you have changed the initial password, you can use your Uni-ID to login.

    You are a student at a cooperating institution?
    In order to receive your Uni-ID and ecUM card, you must register for a library card. Please follow the instructions on the UB website.


    Uni-ID for employees and non-enrolled doctoral students
    If you are a new employee at the University of Mannheim, a personal Uni-ID is automatically created. A confidential letter with the Uni-ID will be sent to you via internal in-house mail. If a Uni-ID already exists (for example if you are first a student and are then employed by the university), you will keep your Uni-ID and a new one will not be generated. In this case, we ask you to submit an online request to update the status of your Uni-ID on the user administration website.

    Doctoral students who are not enrolled or not employed by the university, are asked to contact their department or the chair of their doctoral supervisor to request a Uni-ID. If your status has changed, we ask you to submit a signed request with the signature of the supervising professor. Please use the online change request on the user administration website for this purpose.

    Employees of the cooperating institutions (Heidelberg University, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Evaluationsagentur Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society) must apply for a library account to request a Uni-ID and ecUM. Please follow the instructions on the website of the University Library.

    The Uni-IDs must be renewed every year. You will receive an automatic notification which will be sent to your university e-mail address.

    For unenrolled doctoral students who are managed by the doctoral student management (Doktorandenverwaltung), the extension of the existing Uni-ID of the doctoral student must be requested by the doctoral administrator via e-mail (id.unitmail-uni-mannheim.de).

    If a Uni-ID is blocked, for example, because the employment has ended, you will receive a notification which will be sent to your university e-mail address.

  • I forgot my Uni ID. What should I do?

    Please contact out support team by phone at +49 621 181-2000. We are happy to help you.