For a good start

To all new students: Welcome to Mannheim!

Your accommodation is waiting for you and, with a little bit of luck, a friend or a fellow student will pick you up at the train station and take you there.

Step by step, you’ll collect everything you need: bed sheets, towels, new cooking utensils, food for the fridge, a poster for the wall, maybe a flower pot?

And you’ll also start doing what you came here for – studying at the university!

We suggest that you stay informed by visiting our websites regularly (this one, the German central site, your department's website) before and during your stay to prepare yourself in the best possible way, and to make sure that you do not miss anything.

The first steps

which await you on and off campus are listed and described to make them easier for you.

The German language programme

already begins before the semester commences to help you settle down and meet fellow students from all over the world.

The Language & Culture Programme

offers participants of international study programmes a first insight into their new home.