Universität Mannheim is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Mannheim, Germany.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I (Fall Semester): approximately September – December
Semester II (Spring Semester): approximately February – June

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It is required that students must either have good German language skills OR a good level of English (at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 
The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a minimum B2 level in German at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can take courses at the School of Humanities. Subjects taught here cover Communication, English Studies, French Studies, Gender Studies, German Studies, History, Italian Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Media, and Philosophy. 

Also, students are allowed to take up to 50 percent of their courses at other Schools within the university as long as there are any places available. 


Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German and English

Housing assistance

Students can apply for student residences or look for a room on the private market. A limited number of places in the off campus student residences are offered: single bedrooms in student dormitories for € 280 - 390, apartments € 340 - € 390. Rooms on the private market start at € 280. 

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Estimated living costs per month

In comparison to other large cities in Germany, living in Mannheim is not very expensive. You should budget about EUR 700 to EUR 750 per month (made up of EUR 250-300 rent, about EUR 80 health insurance and the remaining money for groceries, clothing, etc.). Your expenses of course heavily depend on your lifestyle. Factor in some additional expenses during your first months in your new home as you will need to buy many new things, such as dishes or books.

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information

German language and terminology courses are offered by the International Office during the semester for a small administrative fee (€ 15 per course). More information.


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More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)