VPN Client of the University of Mannheim

Our VPN client allows you to connect to the university network quickly, conveniently and securely from anywhere in the world.

Who can use the VPN client?
The VPN client is only available to staff members, enrolled doctoral students, students (including senior and visiting students) and senior academic staff members (Privatdozent*innen) at the University of Mannheim.

To gain VPN access, you must first download the VPN client compatible with your operating system (Windows, macOS, iOS, or Android). The installation is quick and easy.

You simply need:

  • your Uni-ID (user ID) and
  • your password for this ID

Download and install the VPN client

VPN Instruction

Read our VPN step-by-step instructions:

VPN instructions

Use our speed test to find out whether the quality of your connection to the university network is sufficient for running various applications:


Requirements, technical details and availability

  • Requirements of use

    Legal requirements    

    • Please observe the terms of use.
    • The VPN access may only be used for academic and teaching purposes.

    Technical requirements  

    • All common operating systems are supported.
  • Technical details

    • To fulfill increasing demands regarding security in network connections, the University IT has established an IPsec/SSL encrypted VPN server (vpn.uni-mannheim.de).
    • Terminal with internet access
    • Root certificate of Deutsche Telekom (installed on almost all devices by default)
  • Service availability

    We guarantee a 99.9 percent service availability. However, we cannot exclude downtime in individual cases.
    Should this be the case, please contact our support team via e-mail (itsupport@uni-mannheim.de) or telephone (+49 621 181-2000). We will help you as quickly as possible.