10 good reasons to study abroad at the University of Mannheim

1: Excellence in teaching and research

The University of Mannheim is recognized as one of the leading academic institutions in Germany and Europe. The Business School is the first institution in Germany to be accredited by the three most important organizations AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.

2: Internationality

We are the only German university that has adopted the more common academic calendar:  the fall semester starts in September and ends in December (with all examinations finished by Christmas), whereas the spring semester starts in February and ends in June.


3: Multicultural campus

With 400 partnerships with universities all over the world and around 1,000 international exchange students per academic year, the campus is truly international. In fact, in the 2011 International Student Barometer, a global survey for international students, we were ranked #1 in Germany for multicultural study environment!


4: Wide selection of courses conducted in English

Depending on your subject, you can even study completely in English! Find out more in our course catalog.

5: Buddy Program

With the VISUM Buddy Program, you can get directly in touch with a Mannheim student who will help you to manage your first weeks - get a buddy and gain a friend!

6: Unique study environment in a baroque palace at a centrally located campus

The University is mainly located in Mannheim's palace - the largest baroque palace in Germany. The campus is very centrally located and the city centre is within walking distance.

7: International Summer/Winter Academy for German Language and Culture

For an easier start, the University's four-week International Summer or Winter Academy for German Language and Culture provides international exchange students with or without previous knowledge of German the opportunity to learn the language before the semester starts. There are cultural programs including concerts, excursions and sports that accompany the language classes.


8: German language courses

During the semester, the International Office offers German courses in different levels as well as special language courses dealing with political, cultural and business topics

9: Student life

Various student organisations care especially for international students and organize excursions, cultural and sports events as well as parties throughout the semester.


10: Sports activities

There are over 50 different types of sport available every semester and the University sports teams among the most successful teams in Germany.


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