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Universitat Mannheim E and B EXC
Mannheim, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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English, German
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Agreement Scope:
Business School
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:


Location: Mannheim
Year established: 1967
Student population: 12,300
The University of Mannheim is one of Germany’s leading universities with a business orientation and international approach. It’s located in the beautiful baroque Mannheim Palace at the centre of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, known for its innovation, scientific research and good quality of life.
Set in Mannheim Palace – which has been remodelled to incorporate modern technology – the University offers a unique learning atmosphere. One in eight of the students is international and there’s a vibrant student life. The University is ranked highly for research, and students benefit from high quality academics and an interdisciplinary approach.
Unique characteristics
The University is renowned for its Economics and Social Sciences Programs as well as Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Computer Sciences. The University is part of Germany’s Excellence Initiative and it collaborates closely with businesses nationally and internationally – it’s in the top 20 institutions in Economic and Social Sciences in Europe. Mannheim Business School (MBS) one of the world’s leading business schools and focuses on producing socially responsible, ethical business leaders.
Mannheim is an industrial city with a thriving cultural scene and a busy city centre with plenty of shops, eateries and clubs. The campus is one of Germany’s most beautiful and it’s close to the city as well as the banks of the Rhine. The Schneckenhof parties on campus are legendary.


Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:




Business law



Business Information Systems

International Business

Business Analytics

Exclusions apply 

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Autumn Semester: September-December
Spring Semester: February-June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Classes at German Universities are graded on a scale of 1-5, with one being the highest possible score and 5 a fail.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.



Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German and English.
Language Requirements
German language courses are available.

Germany - University of Mannhe


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Germany Mannheim

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Orientation will be held prior to the start of semester. The Business School will also hold a separate orientation.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from German Missions in Australia.


Student Experiences

Clare Needham
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, Semester 2, 2015
Host City Highlights
Louisenpark, Deidesheim Weinfest, Heidelberg Castle.
Uni Life
All sports clubs are free to join and are very popular with local and international students alike. Mannheim is a very easy place to make friends and there is a thriving social scene during the week.
Most classes have 3 contact hours per week in a 1.5hour lecture 1.5hour tutorial format and this is very similar to Sydney. All my assessments were 100% finals (which is great as you can travel rather than doing assessments throughout semester).
Mannheim claims to have invented spaghettieis, which is Ice-cream which looks like spaghetti. I personally prefer the Friday bratwurst stand outside Engelhorn.
I lived in an apartment in the city centre with two local students which I found through the university exchange website. My rooms was large and modern and I would recommend it over the student houses which are a 20 minute bus ride to town. Finding a place to live can be hard, so start early.
Money Matters
Mannheim, when compared to Sydney is a very reasonable place to live, with rents at around 300-400 euros a month. Other expenses were generally low and you can work and study in Germany with the visa, although I chose not to.
Getting Around
A 150 euro semester ticket gives you free access to all transport within town (that is very reliable and comes every 10 minutes off peak) and on regional trains south to Stuttgart, to Wissemborg in France and north to Frankfurt.
I went in the fall which was great as it’s the new school year and everyone is meeting new people. I travelled about every second weekend as Mannheim is on the junction of two high speed rail lines it's easy to go just about anywhere in Europe.
Top Tips
Try and live in the centre of town (the quadrat).


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