Why Mannheim?

The University of Mannheim regularly participates in the International Student Barometer, a survey conducted among the University's new international students. In 2011, of all 34 participating institutions in Germany, the University of Mannheim was ranked as follows:


  • # 1 for campus buildings (# 2 worldwide)
  • # 1 for multicultural study environment
  • # 2 for social activities

This is what our students say about their experience at the University of Mannheim:



"My exchange semester in Mannheim was amazing. The university is excellent, and I had the chance to meet new friends from all over the world. I can definitely say that living and studying in Mannheim has changed my life in many aspects. I highly recommend it to everyone!"


Dolores Casares
Exchange student from Argentina


"What I love most about the University of Mannheim is the comprehensive support provided to international students, allowing incoming students to settle down quickly and have a smooth start to their studies here. A very friendly student community as well as a positive studying atmosphere only makes it better!"


Yu Jay Lau

Degree-seeking student from Singapore


"I chose the University of Mannheim because it offers a wide variety of business courses, both in German and in English. Besides, where else could you get the opportunity to study inside a beautiful palace?"


Sally Elena Lemuel

Exchange student from Singapore


"I chose the University of Mannheim because it offered the best Business Administration program in Germany. Its central location in the heart of Europe also appealed to me, as it provided ample opportunities for me to travel. Most importantly, it has a very vibrant student life: Schneckenhof-Partys, sport programs, dormitory partys, making my stay here a very pleasant one!"


Lin Yejie

Exchange student from Singapore


"My experience at the University and in Mannheim itself was absolutely life-changing! I learned a lot about myself that I wasn't aware of, both academically and personally. Making friends from all over the world from different cultures and beliefs was also an amazing experience. I couldn't have chosen a better place than Mannheim!" 


Sofia Ramirez

Exchange student from Argentina


"I chose the University of Mannheim because of its excellent reputation. Moreover, Mannheim as a city is perfectly located, making it easy to discover Germany and travel in Europe."


Badria Zeino-Mahmalat

Degree-seeking student from Morocco


"I chose the University of Mannheim because of its excellent reputation in teaching and research. What I also really like about the program here is the strong industry focus and guest lectures as well as case studies from leading companies."


Jino Augustine

Degree-seeking student from India



"Here in Mannheim, internationality is not just about how many foreign students you have - it is also about constantly learning from students from all over the world with different expertise to achieve outstanding results through group projects." 


Isaac Lau

Degree-seeking student from Hong Kong


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