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University of Mannheim

4.4 out of 5 (123 reviews) Mannheim, Germany
The University's profile is shaped by its unique blend of renowned Economic and Social Sciences that are linked to excellent Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Informatics in a number of interdisciplinary programs and research projects. The schools and research institutions of the University closely collaborate with numerous national and international partners such as the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) or the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). In Economic and Social Sciences, the University of Mannheim has been ranking among the top 20 research institutions in Europe for many years.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Law (1)



Founded in 1967 the university has its origins in the 1763 established Theodoro Palatinae (Palatine Academy of the Sciences Mannheim), which was founded by the later Duke of Bavaria Charles Theodor.


The University of Mannheim offers various bachelor's and master's programs as well as programs that culminate with a state examination. Among those are unique interdisciplinary programs such as Culture and Economy or Mannheim Business Law.


The University of Mannheim is one of the leading research institutions in Germany. In economic, business and social sciences the University has been ranking among the top 20 research institutions in Europe for many years. Mannheim's scholars mainly focus on research in fields that are relevant for society. These include but are not limited to the Political Economy of Reforms, Financial Markets, Governance, Regulation, Competition and Innovation or Migration and Multilingualism.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Excellent teaching and research is not the only factor for successful studies. The students union is responsible for financial aid, the on-campus canteen and cafeteria, housing in the student's halls of residence, the children's daycare centre, the social- and psychotherapeutic advice centre as well as the administration of the term ticket for public transport.

Housing services

As an international student you can either apply for a room in one of the student residences off-campus or you can look for an apartment or a room on the private housing market. Our student residences are fully-furnished rooms and students usually share the kitchen and the bathroom with 2-5 room-mates. If you choose to look for different accommodation, the International Office will be happy to provide you with information and tips on finding an apartment in Mannheim or the greater area.

Library services

The universities in the region each have their own libraries which can be used by international researchers. Some of the research institutes also have special libraries. You will find some of them listed below and their office hours and user regulations on their homepages. Please take note that the hours are different on national holidays than during the semester.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Mannheim offers a unique learning atmosphere, as most of the lecture halls are located in Mannheim Palace, one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. About 3,000 employees and 12,000 students currently enjoy the privileges of this extraordinary campus setting and its inspiring atmosphere, close to Mannheim's city centre.

Sports facilities

Exercising is the perfect way to relax after studying. The University of Mannheim offers almost every kind of sports you can imagine.The best thing is that the facilities are located close to the main campus and most of the offers are completely free of charge.

Student clubs

Social or cultural engagement outside the classroom plays an important role at the University of Mannheim. More than 30 student organizations offer opportunities to get involved in business and social projects, culture or the media. Your benefit is the opportunity to broaden your social skills and to get to know like-minded people.


Accreditations: "Triple Crown" (Business School): AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA

Student Reviews

A competitive environment with teaching issues
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
University of Mannheim is a University which attracts some of the smartest young people from all across Germany. This high density of intellectuals is what makes studying in Mannheim special. Especially the student initiatives and thus everyone who takes part in extracurricular activities benefit from this fact. Regarding the professors and the academic staff in general, I have to say that I fe...
Studying at the University of Mannheim
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
What I really liked was that the programme (BA Political Science) was well structured. In the first two semesters, there is a heavy emphasis on statistics, which provides students with the basis for empirical research. At a later stage, students can choose between three modules (comparative politics, political sociology, and international relations). The quality of teaching is excellent. Also, ...
Best Study Programme in Economics
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
High academic level, outstanding lectures, great extracurricular activities