Universität Mannheim

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Universität Mannheim is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Mannheim, Germany.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Application procedure

Academic calendar

Semester I: End of August –January
Semester II: February – June


Areas of study open to exchange students

Social Sciences

Language of instruction

German, English
B2 recommended, no certificate needed

Housing assistance

Information about student accommodation


Normal study load per term:
In credits: 30 ECTS per semester

Number of places available

5 places per year (or 15 in the 6-weeks for Sociology students)

Costs of living

In comparison to other large cities in Germany, living in Mannheim is not very expensive. Approx. € 970 - € 1000* per month including rent. Your expenses of course heavily depend on your lifestyle. Students can buy a semester ticket at the current price of € 185* for unlimited public transportation in the greater Mannheim area.

*subject to change

Additional information

Additional to courses at Social Sciences all incoming students can take up to 50% of their courses within the university wide electives.

In order to cover the costs of the student services, by law, every student enrolled in a German university - including exchange students - has to pay a semester contribution. The contribution is currently € 120,30* per semester.
*subject to change