In order to be eligible to apply, you need to be applying for or have been admitted to or enrolled in a first or second degree program with the aim of pursuing a degree at the University of Mannheim.
Additionally, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria regarding their potential for peak performance:
You can apply for the next upcoming fall semester. The application deadline is 15 July each year.
In your letter of motivation, please indicate your degree program of choice and your sport, and explain the reasons why you are locally bound to Mannheim with respect to your athletic activity (Ortsbindung). The following question can help you when preparing your statement: why would you like to receive a sports scholarship, and what would you like to achieve in your future sports career?
Please prove your affiliation to one of the following kader by a signed proof from the federation/
In exceptional cases, applications from athletes who do not belong to a Kader may still be accepted. Possible reasons include injury or a stay abroad.
Since 2022, the application must only be submitted in PDF form. A personal interview with the top sports representative Larissa Schilde is necessary in advance.
We ask you to submit your application as early as possible, in order to ensure that we can request any missing documents before the application period closes, if necessary.
We look forward to receiving your application!
You have the opportunity to present yourself and your plans and goals both at university and in sports in a short interview. The advisors for elite athletes will examine your application documents and will let you know about any modifications that might be necessary. In exceptional cases (e.g. if the applicant is currently staying abroad), the interview can be conducted via telephone.
Scholarship holders are selected based on their performance. In addition to the potential for development in their sport and the position achieved at national and international championships (the Olympic Games, world championships, and/
The University of Mannheim is aware that doing high-performance sports while attending school can impact the grades achieved for university entrance qualifications (e.g. Abitur). For this reason, applicants’ suitability is determined through a special process carried out by a selection committee.
We can only consider your application for the Elite Sports Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region if you applied for a study place at the University of Mannheim in due time, or are already enrolled.
Information on applying to the University of Mannheim
Athletes whose training activities are based in the region may be treated preferentially in the admissions process of the University of Mannheim. This procedure is based on the so-called “Profilquote”, a quota for the selection of applicants who are locally bound due to an activity of public interest (Ortsbindung im öffentlichen Interesse). As a student athlete bound to Mannheim and the surrounding area, your chances of being awarded a study place at the University of Mannheim increase.
When applying for a study place, please provide proof of your performance in competitive sports as well as an application according to section 8 Quota for Top-Level Athletes (§ 8 Auswahl nach Ortsbindung im öffentlichen Interesse) of the Regulations on Admission and Enrollment of the University of Mannheim. Please state in your application that you are locally bound to Mannheim because of your performance as top-level athlete.
If you have any questions regarding the Elite Sports Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region or the application process, feel free to contact us via mail or by phone, or come to see us at our office.