Coming to Mannheim from Abroad

Studying in the Schloss

Why not studying in Germany's largest baroque palace? Situated right in the heart of the city center of Mannheim, the University of Mannheim offers you a unique atmosphere.

Obtain an excellent education

Our courses offer a high degree of professional relevance without disregarding the origins of their disciplines. How did societies regulate the exchange of goods before the free market economy came into being? How do the German and French film industries deal with the issue of migration? Studying in Mannheim will prepare you for your further programs of study and a successful career transition into the world of work.

Enjoy student life in Mannheim

Throughout the year, Mannheim offers all kinds of cultural events. The Mannheim National Theater has its own ensembles for music theater, opera, drama, and dance. But there are also many smaller theaters all over the city. Every year, various film and music festivals attract renowned artists to the so-called Quadratestadt (“city of squares”). Mannheim is also home to the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg (University of Popular Music And Music Business) that supplies Germany’s band landscape with new talent. In any case, Mannheim extends a warm welcome to all of you! The city will certainly soon become a second home for you.

Joining the University of Mannheim

There are two possibilities to spend a semester or two as a guest at the School of Humanities at the University of Mannheim: 

Exchange Students

If your home university belongs to our network of partner universities, you will go through an application process there and then be nominated by the School of Humanities at the University of Mannheim. As soon as you have been nominated, you can apply online.


You can either complete an internship with us via a program offered at your home university or organize it individually. If you would like to apply to us independently of an existing partnership, please contact us!

After you have received your letter of acceptance

Getting Started

Here, you will find information on how to prepare for your stay in Mannheim.

Course Selection

Find out about the types of courses that you can attend at the School of Humanities.

More Questions?

Our FAQ provide answers to all your questions regarding exam registration, language courses, the academic calendar and much more.

Advising and contact

During your time in Mannheim you can choose from various advisory and support services. The International Affairs Team at the School of Humanities and the team of the International Office will be your main contacts. In individual cases, the student organizations or the Psychological Counseling Services of the Studierendenwerk can offer more targeted support.