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CDSS Course Catalog

Course registration

Please register online using the registration form in the course catalog.

Registration deadlines:

  • 31 January for spring semesters
  • 25 August for fall semesters

Doctoral students are automatically registered for all core courses. For CDSS elective courses, please also register online through the University Studies Portal and through ILIAS, if applicable. You will only be able to to do so if you already hold a university e-mail account. Please indicate if you intend taking a course as 'audit' only i.e. for no credits, failing to do this will result in the course being registered as fail.

For CDSB or CDSE courses please register online through the course catalog of the respective center. If you would like to take a course which is not in the GESS course catalog please contact your Center Manager.

Check the general academic calendar for exam periods.

Deregistration is possible within the first four weeks of the course starting, thereafter students will be automatically registered for the exam in the respective course. You may only deregister from block courses up to one week before the course starts. To deregister please send an e-mail to and make sure to inform the respective lecturer as well.

Doctoral students from ENGAGE.EU partner universities are eligible to attend selected courses at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences.

To apply, please contact gess.registrationmail-uni-mannheim.de and indicate the courses you would like to apply for and provide a confirmation of enrolment or other documentation of admission/participation in the doctoral program at your home institution upon request.

Course evaluation

We constantly strive to improve the program and as a consequence ask all students to evaluate all courses attended. This provides us with invaluable feedback. Evaluations are anonymous. Username and password will be sent to students by e-mail after the courses are finished.

Information according to Article 13 GDPR