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

"By staying in Mannheim you´re quite central in the south of Germany, since you can get to Switzerland, France and Luxemburg in two hours. Multiple beautiful cities are quite close and even the train to Berlin or München leaves from the Mannheim station. The city itself has some interesting bars, theaters and museums and ofcourse the rivers surrounding it" - experience from a former exchange student

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 see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to