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  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 02/01/2021 06/19/2021
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
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Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior Housing Options: Dormitory
Areas of Study: American Studies, Business, Economics, English, History, Humanities, Law, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology Program Category: Internship abroad, Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMass Boston   Mannheim, Germany - University of Mannheim

    

The University of Mannheim is one of the leading German research universities in business, economics, and the social sciences. The campus is located in the Mannheim Baroque Palace, which is the largest baroque palace in Germany. The university has a student population of 12,000, including over 1,600 international students from more than 70 countries. The Business School at the university is the first German institution to be accredited by the three major international accrediting bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. Exchange students in Mannheim will have the chance to study in a multicultural environment and in beautiful historic buildings. Mannheim is located about 45 miles south of Frankfurt in the northern corner of the state of Baden-Wurttemburg. Mannheim is a vibrant small city with many cafes, movie theaters, cultural events, and museums.

To apply for the Exchange Program:
  1. Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact Nicole.Brennan@umb.edu so you know what you can expect in aid for the program. 
  2. Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom). 
  3. Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to Mannheim. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through Mannheim University directly: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/academics/coming-to-mannheim/exchange-students/
For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf

COURSES
The university offers academic programs in five schools: Business School, School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, School of Law and Economics, and School of Business Informatics and Mathematics. All schools offer courses taught in English. Exchange students can also take different levels of German language courses offered by the University of Mannheim International Office, including special language courses dealing with political, cultural, and business topics. Intensive four- week German language courses are available before the start of the semester during the summer and winter.

CREDITS
Students must study full time at the home and host Institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Fall semester: September – December
Spring semester: February – June

ELIGIBILITY
Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA not yet confirmed) with no disciplinary problems. Students must have a good command of either the English or German language. Students need to complete the Mannheim University online application form after being nominated through the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Once Mannheim University receives the nomination, they will send an emailing containing a link to the online application. Please complete the application as soon as you receive the email. 

COSTS
See budget sheet
Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details. 

Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here

The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website: https://finaid.umb.edu/

HOUSING
The International Office provides a limited number of dorm rooms for exchange students, and also offers support in finding private rooms. Depending on the residence hall, exchange students live with 2-8 other students in a shared furnished apartment.

VISA

Citizens of the United States do not need an entrance visa/student visa, but will have to register at the foreign residence office ("Ausländerbehörde") and apply for a residency permit ("Aufenthaltserlaubnis") after their arrival in Germany. Students who are not U.S. citizens can check the German Consulate website or the University of Mannheim website for more information. 

Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information: 
https://www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Browse_by_Interest/Education_Abroad/Visas_For_Education_Abroad/

Download: Germany Country Information and Visas.pdf

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Incoming Students - Admission Ms. Gabriele Vath
Email: vath@verwaltung.uni-mannheim.de
Phone: +49 621 181-1 152
   


APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions. 
 
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.