The city of Mannheim is laid out on a geometrical pattern of rectangular street blocks, where the Rhine and Neckar rivers meet. The city contains 325,000 inhabitants and the larger metropolitan area including Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen totals 2.4 million inhabitants. Mannheim is one of Baden-Württemberg's major industrial and cultural centers. Watch a video and listen to some music.
And read what a recent program participant had to say about Mannheim!
Take a look at the Links to BW Journals and Blogs and read what students in Germany have to say about their experiences.
In 1763 Kurfürst Karl Theodor founded the Kurpfälzische Akademie der Wissenschaften, which received university status during the 1960s. Today the Mannheim Palace houses the university, with approximately 11,000 students. The university offers many academic fields, yet the faculties for business, economics and social sciences are ranked at the top in Germany and among the best in Europe.
While the partner universities in Baden-Württemberg offer courses in virtually all majors, most courses are taught in German. More and more courses are available in English, however and to see an overview of which Baden-Württemberg university will have a sufficient number of course options taught in English in your major, please check the BW Study Options for Undergraduates by Majors
and the Baden-Württemberg Study Options
For more information please go to the Mannheim page for Incoming Exchange Students
and read the general info there. For course info open this link
and make sure to look at the appropriate listing for last fall or spring semester.
Take a campus tour of the university
The program provides dorm rooms for exchange students and the official landlord is the “Studierendenwerk Mannheim
”. Student residence halls are the ideal place to get to know not only German students but also fellow students from all over the world!
UMass students will be sent a link for the online housing application for exchange students. Do NOT apply at the link above.
Depending on the residence hall, you will live with between two and fifteen people in a shared apartment (Wohngemeinschaft = WG). In a WG everyone has his or her own room but the kitchen, bathroom, and toilet are communal and shared with 2 to 15 other students. There are single rooms and some less expensive double rooms with two beds in one room.
Prices for dormitory rooms range from Euro 230-350 per month.
The program fee includes the pre-semester language and culture course and comprehensive German health insurance for 5 or 10 months for students under the age of 30. Living expenses, including room, meals, and incidentals, are not included in the program fee.
Scholarships of up to Euro 400 per month are available through the program. Graduate students engaged in graduate study may be eligible for up to Euro 500 per month. Scholarships are awarded for 5 months for semester students and for a maximum of 10 months.
For detailed information please go to the Mannheim page for Incoming Exchange Students.
Read our Baden-Württemberg Handbook 2019-2020. You will find useful information on many aspects of your stay in Baden-Württemberg.