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  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 02/01/2019 07/31/2019
NOTE: Exchange programs are competitive and students must complete certain steps before beginning an application. Students should work closely with a study abroad adviser before applying.
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Exchange Program - Outgoing Program Type General: Exchange
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Minimum GPA: 3
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English, German
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact
Program Description:

Program Overview

Study at one of the leading universities in Germany, The University of Mannheim.   The core of campus is the Mannheim Palace, the largest baroque palace in Germany.  The university receives around 600 international exchange students per year from all over the world.  The campus is located just a five minute walk from the city center. 

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Mannheim (population 322,000) is located in the center of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region.  The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region is characterized by a unique blend of innovative enterprises, brilliant scientific research and highest quality of life.  Mannheim’s surrounding area is known nationwide for its asparagus cultivation and the nearby region is well known for its vineyards and traditional wine festivals, most of which take place in autumn. 
Thanks to Mannheim’s central location and direct connection to Germany's extensive public transportation system, a variety of charming German towns are easily within reach. Even France and Switzerland are only a relatively short journey away!

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Who Can Participate?

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors studying Information Systems, Computer Engineering and Computer Technology Services

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Academic Program and Course Information

All course offerings will be published on Exchange students must take the majority of courses from the school to which they are coming on exchange. However, they can choose 1-2 courses from the university-wide elective courses if places are available: Law, Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Informatics and Mathematics.

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Living Arrangements

Students can apply for student residences or look for a room on the private market. We offer a limited number of places in our off campus student residences: single bedrooms in student dormitories for € 240* - 320*,apartments € 330* - € 390*. Rooms on the private market start at € 250. There are rooms in several dormitories in different areas of Mannheim. In the student’s accommodation, a kitchen facility (shared) and basic furniture are available. For more information please check our website. After being accepted by the University of Mannheim, the student will receive the link and personal password for our online portal myUniMA, along with detailed information about the residences. The rooms usually have to be rented for a six-month-period, reductions are sometimes possible upon request.

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Getting There

Students are responsible for their own roundtrip airfare between home and Frankfurt.  Mannheim is an hour train ride from Frankfurt.

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Program Costs


Estimated Semester Program Costs
UC full-time tuition  
International Airfare (estimate) $1400
Housing (estimate) $1500
Meals on own $1500
German student health insurance $315
TOTAL $4,715 + UC tuition


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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lee Armstrong Ryan Meyer
Associate Director Assistant Director
Lindner International Programs UC International Programs, UC
103 Lindner Hall, College of Business One Edwards Center, Room 3134
513-556-7081 513-556-0395


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