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Enrollment

International doctoral candidates have the possibility to enroll in order to acquire student status and thus enjoy the benefits that come with being a student (reduced prices in the Mensa, semester ticket for public transport etc.).

At the University of Mannheim, there are two ways to enroll as international doctoral student:

  • Enrollment as a visiting doctoral student

    Visiting doctoral students need to be invited by researchers of the University of Mannheim, usually a host professor, to collaborate in research and/or teaching for a certain period of time. They are usually enrolled at a partner university of the University of Mannheim and seek to obtain the doctoral degree there.

    The maximum duration of the enrollment for visiting doctoral students is 2 semesters. Visiting doctoral students have the possibility to enroll directly at the Welcome Center.

    The following documents are required for enrollment:

    1. Proof of the status of a doctoral student at the home university (enrollment certificate, transcript of records, etc.).
    2. Latest degree certificate (diploma, master's degree, etc.) either in the original or as a notarized copy.
    3. Completed request for enrollment.
    4. Proof of payment of the total semester fee (administration fee, Studierendenwerk fee and fee for the student body representative committee).
      Exception: Visiting doctoral students from partner universities of the University of Mannheim as well as visiting doctoral students who receive DAAD funding only have to pay the Studierendenwerk fee.
    5. Valid passport and visa/residence permit for the purpose of studying. Exception: Citizens from third countries who are allowed to enter Germany without a visa can submit their residence permit at a later point in time.

    Contact

    Dr. Johanna Fernández Castro

    Dr. Johanna Fernández Castro (she/her)

    Team Lead Welcome Center & Advisor for International Academics
    University of Mannheim
    Divsion II – Student Affairs
    International Office / Welcome Center
    L 2, 2–4 – Room 117
    68161 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    by appointment only
  • Enrollment as a full-time doctoral student

    Full-time doctoral students seek to obtain their doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim. This means that the research project is supervised by a professor of the University of Mannheim and the degree will be awarded by the University of Mannheim.

    Full-time doctoral students have to enroll at Division I. For more information on prerequisites and the enrollment procedure please visit the website of Division I Doctoral Studies in Mannheim.

    As a rule, the following documents are required for enrollment – for more information please contact Division I in advance:

    1. Confirmation of the school of being admitted to the list of doctoral candidates. Make sure you know about how to be admitted to the list of doctoral candidates by asking your supervising chair and your school as regulations differ depending on the school. Usually, the schools require a certificate of good conduct, a proof of German language proficiency as well as a notarized copy of your university degrees.
    2. Latest degree certificate (diploma, master's degree, etc.) either in the original or as a notarized copy.
    3. Completed request for enrollment.
    4. Proof of payment of the total semester fee (administration fee, Studierendenwerk fee and fee for the student body representative committee).
    5. Confirmation of your statutory health insurance provider stating that you are insured under a statutory health insurance scheme or exempt from the obligation to be covered by statutory health insurance.
    6. Valid passport and visa/residence permit for the purpose of studying. Exception: Citizens from third countries who are allowed to enter Germany without a visa can submit their residence permit at a later point in time.

    Contact

    Dr. Katharina Bolle

    Dr. Katharina Bolle

    Research Support, Support of Early-Stage Researchers
    University of Mannheim
    Division I – Research Services and Quality Management
    L 1, 1 – Room 326
    68161 Mannheim