Information for Prospective Students

I decided to study at the University of Mannheim because it was recommended to me by friends. I also like the university's international focus. I wanted to study a program that had interesting content and good career options. The combination of German Studies and Media and Communication Studies gives me exactly what I was looking for. What I like particularly is the fact that the lectures and seminars always address the latest social or political topics and occurrences.

Bettina Kohler, student of the bachelor’s program in German Studies: Language, Literature, Media / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

I decided to enroll in the Teacher Education program at the University of Mannheim because of the university’s outstanding reputation. I also really liked the city’s character. The university’s international focus impresses me – it is partners with numerous universities around the world. I was able to spend a semester studying in England. The Teacher Education program is multifaceted and gives students a thorough insight into the different disciplines.

Vincent Haardt, student of the Teacher Education program: Political Science and English / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

The bachelor’s program in Culture and Economy is a program of study that is rare in Germany: It combines two different fields of study in a very special way. From the very beginning, I liked the fact that the bachelor’s program in Culture and Economy offers the opportunity to develop my communicative and analytical skills. At the same time, I can broaden my knowledge of a specific cultural area and acquire a sound knowledge of economics. This gives me the flexibility to specialize according to my own interests.


Loreena Gropp, student in the bachelor’s program in Culture and Economy: English and American Studies / Photo credit: Ye Fung Tchen

The decision to study in Mannheim was an easy one: The beautiful campus around the Schloss with its great facilities, a high level of specialization in teaching and the university’s excellent reputation make for an outstanding overall package. The master’s programs in Culture and Economy combine first-class education in Business Administration and/or Economics with a major subject in the Humanities. I chose Philosophy because it enables me to reflect on my own way of thinking: Why do I feel and decide in a certain way? Are there any alternatives? This background enables you to live a lot more consciously.

Philipp Heimbach, student in the master’s program in Culture and Economy: Philosophy / Photo credit: Ye Fung Tchen

After completing my bachelor’s degree in Culture and Economy, I decided to pursue a subsequent master’s degree in Culture and Economy. I really like the unusual combination of subjects! The master's program provides me with the opportunity to select my courses in a targeted manner in order to deepen my knowledge of the subject matters I specialized in. Various internships allowed me to even prove my acquired skills in practice. Looking back today, I would definitely chose this program again!

Cathrin Weyer, student in the master’s program in Culture and Economy: German Studies / Photo credit: Ye Fung Tchen

Our degree programs

Which program of study suits me best? And why should I study at the School of Humanities of the University of Mannheim? Get yourself an overview of our range of degree programs.

Bachelor's programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and bachelor's program in Culture and Economy

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Master's programs 

Master of Arts (M.A.) and master's program in Culture and Economy

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Teacher Education

Bachelor’s and master’s programs in Teacher Education

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Individual doctoral studies and structured doctoral programs

Information for prospective doctoral students

You will find all information about the application process on the pages of the Admissions Office.

Information for Prospective Students

How does the application process work? How can I finance my studies? Where can I stay? The University of Mannheim assists prospective students as they consider pursuing a degree.

Program Ambassadors

Our program ambassadors are students who are happy to answer any study-related questions you may have.

Our International Affairs Team provides support and advice for international applicants.