Universität Mannheim

Mannheim
Germany

Language of instruction

English
German

Since 1907, the Business School of the University of Mannheim has displayed a remarkable success story and is today considered not only the number one Business School nationally but also as one of the leading institutions in Europe.

Mannheim has a lot to offer when it comes to culture. The UNESCO Creative City impresses with its numerous concerts, museums, theatres, and festivals.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester February–June
Semester 2 Fall Semester August–December

View the University of Mannheim academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

The University of Mannheim has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits (or 20 SWS) per semester at the University of Mannheim is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at the University of Mannheim.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the University of Mannheim course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Finance
Human resources
Marketing
German
Postgraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Finance
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Marketing
German

Course restrictions

50 per cent of your courses at the University of Mannheim must be from the School of Business. The remainder of your courses can be from the School of Economics, granted you meet any specific course prerequisites. If you wish to take courses from outside these schools, they must be listed in the university-wide electives list in the course catalogue.

Undergraduate students can take postgraduate courses if they are in the 4th year of studies. Postgraduate students can choose from undergraduate or postgraduate courses, so long as their credit requirements are met.

Additional academic information

The University of Mannheim has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

There are multiple housing options available for exchange students at the University of Mannheim. The University's International Office provides a limited number of dorm rooms for exchange students and offers support in finding private rooms.

Cost of living

Comparative to other German towns, Mannheim is not an overly expensive place to live. The University of Mannheim provides an estimate of the average living cost to help you plan your budget.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students studying at Mannheim may be eligible for the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All students in Germany are required to have a health insurance policy. You will not be enrolled at the university without providing proof of your health insurance coverage. International exchange students who are not from an EU country may become exempted from compulsory health insurance. The conditions of this exemption will be checked by a representative of a public health insurance company in Mannheim.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

The University of Mannheim has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the German Federal Foreign Office for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.