Mannheim Scholarship

The Mannheim Scholarship represents the city's close ties with its university. By funding talented students, the City of Mannheim wishes to emphasize that well-educated young people are welcome at the economic and academic hub of Mannheim. Therefore, each year, the city funds three students with an amount of EUR 150 per month.

Mannheim is shaped by innovative power and diversity of business sectors. In order to maintain this position, the city promotes highly qualified specialists and young talents. Hence, outstanding academic performance and social commitment are important selection criteria. On top of that, the selection committee takes into consideration the applicants’ personal background.

The application process

  • Requirements

    Enrolled students from all disciplines pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or state examination degree at the University of Mannheim are eligible to apply. In order to qualify, you need to complete your degree within the standard period of study.

    The selection committee awards the scholarships based on talent and performance. The selection committee considers outstanding academic performance, social commitment, as well as personal circumstances, such as having a migrant or non-academic background.

  • Application deadlines

    We will only consider applications submitted in due time and form and including all requested documents. We do not accept any subsequent submissions of individual proofs or certificates.

    2 April to 30 April 2024

    Application period for applicants to a bachelor’s program or to a master’s program and students of all degrees and subjects who are already enrolled at the University of Mannheim and who are in the standard period of study.

Please submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation

    In your letter of motivation, you should give a thorough (not excessive) explanation of why you apply for the Mannheim Scholarship. Please do not exceed the maximum number of 3,800 characters. Here are some helpful questions for the composition of your letter:

    • Why do you apply for the Mannheim Scholarship?
    • What makes you stand out personally and in your field of competence?
    • What significance does the scholarship have for your professional career?
    • Do you have a special relationship with the City of Mannheim?
    • Is there any additional information relevant for the decision to award a scholarship that hat has not yet been mentioned?
  • CV

    You need a detailed, current curriculum vitae (CV).

  • University entrance qualification

    For example, a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) or a similar certificate.

  • Latest Transcript of Records

    You can obtain a Transcript of Records from the Express Service. Please make sure to include your current average grade if you have already acquired more than 30 ECTS. The transcript of records including the overview of grades from Portal2 is sufficient, too.

  • Degree certificates from previous degree programs

    If you have previously been enrolled in another program of study, please present relevant certificates.

  • Proof of practical extracurricular activities

    For example, proof of:

    • special commitment,
    • completed internships,
    • a completed vocational training,
    • part-time employment in order to finance your studies.

    If possible, please provide proof of total duration and number of working hours you have completed.

  • Proof of outstanding achievements

    These include, for example, prizes or awards.

  • If applicable, proof of particular personal or family-related circumstances

    Provided that these are relevant for the application.

  • Please note

    • Any information provided without corresponding proof will not be considered.
    • The selection committee does not need any rankings or distribution curves.
    • Please do not ask teachers of the University of Mannheim to provide a letter of appraisal when applying for the Mannheim Scholarship.
    • Please do not hand in additional documents once you have submitted your application.
    • The selection committee will take into account all grades and achievements up to and including the fall semester 2023/2024.

Students of all disciplines enrolled at the University of Mannheim who are within the standard period of study are eligible to apply.