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F.A.Q. -  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.) For which degree programs is application required?

2.) Are there any application deadlines?

3.) How many applications may I submit for master's programs?

4.) For which degree programs can I apply online?

5.) Which requirements and criteria are important in the admissions process?

6.) I have taken  the TOEFL and would like to send the results directly to the admissions office at the University of Mannheim. Which information do I need to be able to do this?

7.) I have applied for a program at the University of Mannheim before. Do I need to submit all of the documents again, or is reference to my previous application sufficient?

8.) Will my documents be returned to me as soon as the admissions process is completed?

9.) When do the semesters begin and end?

10.) What do you mean by 'lottery'?

11.) How do I apply for a degree program at the University of Mannheim?

12.) Do I have to apply through UniASSIST?

13.) I am an international applicant. Do I have to pay any fees?

14.) Can I receive a conditional offer of admission?

15.) Can I be accepted into a German study program and  then learn German?

16.) Does the University of Mannheim offer any degree programs which are taught in the English language?

17.) Does the University of Mannheim offer any scholarships?

18.) Is it possible to check my elegibility in advance?

19.) Is it possible to waive the GMAT requirement, or submit other test scores as an alternative?

20.) Why haven't I received a response my e-mail?

21.) Why haven't I been informed that important documents are missing from my application?

1.) For which degree programs is application required?

Application is required for all degree programs at the University of Mannheim, regardless of the desired starting semester. So, please keep application deadlines in mind.

2.) Are there any application deadlines?

Please check the application deadlines for master's degree programs. All deadlines are definitive. This means that the printed version of the application form for admission and all supporting documents to be sent by post must arrive at the University of Mannheim before the relevant deadline. The date of the postmark is irrelevant.

Please apply as early as possible! In doing so, you will give us the chance to check your application for completeness in due time, and request important missing documents via e-mail if necessary.

3.) How many applications may I submit for master's programs?

For master's degree programs, you may submit up to three applications each containing one main request for the corresponding semester. All applications are treated equally. Please keep the different admission requirements and selection criteria in mind.

4.) For which degree programs can I apply online?

Online application is mandatory for all degree programs.

5.) Which requirements and criteria are important in the admissions process?

The grade of your first degree is naturally important. However, each master's degree program has different admission requirements and selection criteria, which are listed in the selection statutes for each program. Please read our Master's Guide carefully as it offers an overview of the admission requirements and selection criteria for each program.

6.) I have taken the TOEFL and would like to send the results directly to the Admissions Office at the University of Mannheim. Which information do I need to be able to do this?

Applicants who would like to submit TOEFL test results to the Admissions Office as part of their application can do this using the Institution Code. The Admissions Office at the University of Mannheim has been given its own Institution Code at ETS, the  institution which organizes TOEFL exams. The Institution Code for the Admissions Office is: 0254. Please enter this code in order to send your test results directly to us.

7.) I have applied for a program at the University of Mannheim before. Do I need to submit all of the documents again, or is reference to my previous application sufficient?

Documents submitted as part of a previous application cannot be considered. Please reapply and submit all required documents again.

8.) Will my documents be returned to me as soon as the the admissions process is completed?

No, the documents submitted as a part of your application become property of the university and will not be returned. Therefore, please do not submit any original documents, photos, proof of medical health insurance, etc.

9.) When do the semesters begin and end?

The semester dates at the University of Mannheim have been changed.

The fall semester on 01 August and ends on 31 January.
Lecture period: from begin of September until mid of December.

The spring semester begins on 1 February and ends on 31 July.
Lecture period: from begin of February until end of May.

10.) What do you mean by 'lottery'?

Following the end of the admissions process, if there are still places available in degree programs with limited entry, they will be put into a random draw (lottery) along with those applicants who have requested to be included in this process.

Please note, you will not automatically participate in the lottery if you have applied using the standard process. You need to apply separately.

Important: Only those applicants who have been granted admission in the lottery will be notified. You can find further information on the lottery here.

11.) How do I apply for a degree program at the University of Mannheim?

The University of Mannheim has implemented a two-step application process. You will first need to register for our online application portal and complete the online application form. Once completed, please submit a hard copy of your application form (a PDF will be generated for you to print after you have completed the online application) as well as all requested supporting documents to the Admission's Office at the University of Mannheim.

 

Please note, if you do not submit a hard copy of your application form and supporting documents, your application for a degree program at the University of Mannheim is incomplete and cannot be considered in the selection process.

12.) Do I have to apply through UniASSIST?

 

All international applicants are required to apply directly to the University of Mannheim. The University of Mannheim does not work with UniASSIST.

13.) I am an international applicant. Do I have to pay any fees?

 

There are no application fees at the University of Mannheim. All German and international applicants may apply free of charge.

 

Tuition fees for international students

The tuition fees affect all international students who are about to study in Germany at one of the universities in Baden-Württemberg from the fall semester 2017/18 on. The tuition fee amounts to EUR 1,500 per semester. Students who are already enrolled at one of the universities in Baden-Württemberg will not have to pay the tuition fee and will be able to graduate in their aspired degree program at their current university under the current conditions (retention of acquired rights).

This change will not apply to students who are EU citizens or citizens of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as to refugees. Moreover, this change will affect neither foreign students who hold a German university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) nor students with established living conditions in Germany.


Tuition fees for the second degree

Students from the EU and the EEA member states and German citizens or foreign students with a German university entrance qualification, who already hold a German bachelor's or German master's degree, may have to pay tuition fees when gaining their second degree of the same level. It is expected that this fee will amount to EUR 650.

14.) Can I receive a conditional offer of admission?

 

The University of Mannheim does not issue conditional offers of admission.

15.) Can I be accepted into a German study program and then learn German?

 

Unfortunately, this is not possible. If one of the admission requirements for your desired degree program is C1 level of German language proficiency, the required proof has to be submitted before the deadline. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.

16.) Does the University of Mannheim offer any degree programs which are taught in the English language?


The following eight Master’s degree programs are taught in English at the University of Mannheim: Master's in Economics, Master's in Political Science, Master's in Sociology, Mannheim Master in Management, Mannheim Master in Business Research, Master's in Business Informatics, Mannheim Master in Data Science and Master of Comparative Business Law.

All Bachelor’s degree programs and all other Master's degree programs require proof of C1 level German language proficiency.

17.) Does the University of Mannheim offer any scholarships?

Information on scholarships and potential financial aid during your studies at the University of Mannheim can be found on the International Office's website:

18.)  Is it possible to check my eligibility in advance?

Details of admission requirements and selection criteria may be found in our "Informationsbroschüre" (for Bachelor's degree applicants) and in our Master's Guide (for Master's degree applicants).

19.) Is it possible to waive the GMAT requirement, or submit other test scores as an alternative?

A GMAT score of at least 600 points is one of the admission requirements for a spot in the "Mannheim Master in Management" program. It is not possible to waive this requirement, nor submit other test scores (e.g. GRE) as an alternative.

20.) Why haven't I received a response to my e-mail?

During the application period, we receive a large volume of e-mails from our applicants. Due to the increased workload during the selection process, it is unlikely that we will be able to answer your mail on the same day. We would like to ask for your patience and understanding in this matter, please, as it might take a few days for us to reply. Please do not resend your e-mail.

21.) Why haven't I been informed that important documents are missing from my application?

If you submit your documents close to the deadline, we will be unable to inform you if your application is incomplete. Please note that you alone are responsible for submitting your application documents in due time and form.


 
 
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