You should always first read the information provided on the pages of the School of Humanities and the International Office. If you have any questions about the courses offered by the School of Humanities, please contact the competent contact person for incoming students at the dean's office of the School of Humanities.
The Team International Exchange Students of the International Office will help you if you have specific questions regarding your nomination and application or general questions regarding your stay in Germany.
That depends on whether you want to come to the School of Humanities as an exchange student or for an internship. On the website of the International Office, you will find a detailed explanation of the application procedure. In addition, we also offer a brief introduction to the application process. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the contact persons at the International Office or the School of Humanities.
In Mannheim, the lecture period of the fall semester starts at the beginning of September and ends at the beginning of December. The lecture period of the spring semester starts at the beginning of February and ends at the beginning of June. The lecture periods are followed by two weeks of examinations.
Please read our explanation of the courses offered by the School of Humanities and the other institutions of the University of Mannheim. You can attend almost all courses in English and American Studies, German Studies, History, Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy, Romance Studies, and International Cultural Studies.
At the end of May and at the end of November respectively, the courses for the next semester are published in the course catalog of the International Office. In Portal2, you can use the search function to find courses from previous semesters. Please note that these courses might not necessarily be offered in the semester in which you come to the University of Mannheim.
At the end of May or at the end of November respectively, all international students at the School of Humanities will receive an e-mail containing instructions on course registration for all courses offered at the School of Humanities.
You can register for courses about three weeks before the lecture period starts. You register via Portal2.
Please contact us, if you would like to attend courses that are not offered by the School of Humanities. Please do not enter these courses in the registration form of the School of Humanities.
If you miss the registration deadline, you will have to expect to be admitted to a smaller number of courses. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be offered a spot in any particular course.
The School of Humanities offers a broad range of courses that are taught either in German or English. You also have the possibility to attend courses held in French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Each semester, a small number of courses are taught in other languages, such as Catalan or Croatian. Please refer to the information for international students on Portal2 to find out which requirements apply to these courses. Please note that you will not receive any ECTS credits for courses at the language levels A1 to B1. You should bear this in mind when choosing your course.
If you are interested in general language courses, please refer to the language courses offered by the International Office and the Studium Generale. These courses are subject to a tuition fee.
Please note that the courses offered by the School of Humanities are scientific courses. They do not serve the purpose of language acquisition, but rather the scientific study of languages.
International students from European partner universities who come to Mannheim as part of the European ERASMUS program have a Learning Agreement. You can obtain the relevant forms from your home university. Please contact the competent contact persons at your home university to find out exactly when your home university needs these forms.
We will sign the following documents that are part of your Learning Agreement: Before the mobility and Exceptional changes during the mobility. Please come to our office hours during the first month following your arrival in Mannheim to have your Learning Agreement signed. Please note that we are not authorized to sign the following documents: Certificate of Arrival and Certificate of Departure. To have these documents signed, please contact the International Office of the University of Mannheim in person.Each form must be signed by the contact person of your home university.
If you would like to obtain ECTS credits for a certain course, please always remember to register for your exams at mid-semester. It does not matter how many ECTS credits you would like to earn and what kind of coursework and examinations you complete. You can register during the registration period via Portal2. If you fail to meet the regular registration deadline, you have one more month to register in person at the Student Services. However, you will have to pay a fee.
The International Office will send the transcript of records via e-mail both to you and to your home institution. However, this is only possible once your teachers have graded all your examinations. Please note that you will only receive grades if you have registered for the respective examination. If you have already left Mannheim and decide against earning ECTS credits in a specific course, please let us know as soon as possible. If you need a printed version of your transcript, please send us an e-mail.
We are very happy that you enjoy living in Mannheim! The first thing you should do is talk to your home university. They must agree to an extension first. Subsequently, we will be happy to advise you.
Our nomination periods are as follows: