German-French Study Center

Since 1990, the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim cooperates with the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (Nancy; today: Université de Lorraine) and organizes German-French study programs in Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with the respective Grandes Ecoles in Nancy, France. 

These study programs can be accessed after the completion of the pre-Bachelor studies at the University of Applied Sciences (i.e., interested students apply for the national Bachelor course in the above-mentioned disciplines). Applications for the German-French study programs
must be handed in during the third or fourth semester at the 

German-French Study Center/Deutsch-Französisches Zentrum 
Building L, room 053 
Sabine Maurer-Neubert, M.A. 
Managing Director 
s.maurer-neubert (at) hs-mannheim.de
+49 621 292 6386 

The German-French binational studies start with the 5th semester, which is spent at the French partner Grande Ecoles. These are the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC) for Process and Chemical Engineering, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy for Mechanical Engineering.

After this semester, the 6th semester is a practical study term that has to be carried out as industrial internships; in the French industry for the German students, and in the German industry for the French students. The 7th semester is spent at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim. French and German students take part in the respective lectures and laboratory exercises that belong to the curriculum, and have to write their Bachelor’s thesis at the same time. 

For the admission to the French-German Master courses, a minimum GPA of 2,5 (“good”) is required. 

The Master course starts at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim (1st semester), then the binational students continue their studies at their respective French Grandes Ecoles (2nd semester), and the third Master semester must be carried out in industry, where the Master’s thesis is done. As a general rule, the students may not spend this semester in their home country. Countries other than France and Germany can be chosen for the completion of the Master’s thesis. 

The University of Applied Sciences Mannheim is a member university of the German-French University (Deutsch-Französische Hochschule/Université Franco-Allemande DFH/UFA Saarbrücken). The French-German study programs are supported and subsidized by the DFH/UFA, and the enrolled students are entitled to scholarships during their study periods abroad. 

For further information, please contact the above-mentioned German-French Study Center.