Admission

Your path to Mannheim University of Applied Sciences depends on what you want to achieve.

  • If you wish to study as a full-time student to obtain a degree, please consult the information for degree-seeking applicants.
  • If you wish to study for one or two semesters only, then you are a non-degree-seeking applicant.

Non-degree-seeking applicants

Which situation applies to you?

You are studying at one of our more than 120 partner universities and would like to spend one or two semesters in Mannheim. You intend to have your credits transferred back home.

In this case you need a nomination from your home institution. This is a requirement for obtaining the exchange student status – especially for Erasmus+ scholarships and other fixed programmes. Please contact the responsible office at your home university for information regarding the nomination process.

You have been granted a DAAD scholarship (or a similar funding opportunity) and have found a suitable course of study at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.

In this case, please contact our International Office and the corresponding department for more information.

You have found an interesting degree programme at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and would like to attend lessons short-term.

Unfortunately, we cannot admit so-called free movers.

Language requirements

These depend on your plans and may differ considerably. Be aware of the expected level of proficiency! For more information, see this site.

The Center for International Students applying to Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg

Studienkolleg Konstanz

Important: The Center for International Students in Konstanz does not assign university places. They check your documents (free of charge!) and issue the certificate needed for admission.

Visa

In most cases, the best route is to apply for a student applicant visa during the selection process instead of first waiting for admission! Otherwise you may risk losing your place because there is usually not enough time between the admission period and the start of the semester.

For more information, see this site

Degree-seeking prospective students

Which programme are you interested in?

International bachelor's and master's programmes

For the following study programmes, special requirements and procedures apply:

Undergraduate programmes (non-international)

As an international applicant for a regular bachelor’s degree programme at a Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) in the state of Baden-Württemberg, you first need to  contact the Studienkolleg Konstanz Center for International Students. The Center will validate your international records and issue the required certificate of access to higher education needed for your application. The Studienkolleg Konstanz also checks whether your command of the German language is sufficient for attending courses with German as the primary language of instruction.

As soon as you have obtained the certificate of access to higher education from the Studienkolleg Konstanz as well as the proof of your German language skills (DSH or equivalent), you can apply online for your preferred bachelor’s degree programme.

Master's degree programmes (non-international)

As an international applicant for a regular master’s degree programme at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences you should send your application as required by the Department offering your chosen course. The respective application deadline and language requirements must be observed.

Not sure what to choose?

If you feel comfortable in German you can try and take the free orientation test! (in German)

Further websites

DAAD: Ten steps to studying in Germany

Baden-Württemberg State: Study guide