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Studies and top-level sport

The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region Top Sport Scholarship supports athletes in their balancing act between studies and top-class sport. Top athletes have a particularly difficult time completing a course of study due to the time and effort required for training and competitions.

The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region top-class sport scholarship at the University of Mannheim is aimed at active top-class sportsmen and women from all sports, both in Germany and abroad, who are members of an A, B, C or D/C squad of a national team in their sport at the time of application. In individual cases exceptions are also possible.

The decisive factor in the selection of scholarship holders is their previous performance: The selection criteria include not only the sporting development potential and the placings achieved in national and international championships (Olympic Games, World and European Championships), but also the likelihood that the applicants will successfully complete their studies. The University of Mannheim takes into account the fact that the double burden of top-class sport and school can affect the Abitur grades of young athletes.

Further information is available here.