Universitat Mannheim Overview

The University of Mannheim is well known for its distinct profile, its business orientation and its international approach.

Various rankings, awards and evaluations classify the University of Mannheim as one of the leading universities in Germany. Mannheim's renowned Economics and Social Sciences Programs are closely intertwined with Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Computer Sciences. The University of Mannheim is mainly located in Mannheim Palace, the largest baroque palace in Germany.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with the University of Mannheim for the College of Human and Health Sciences (Psychology), Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, School of Management ( Business), the School of Management (Economics) and the College of Arts and Humanities (German).

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying German, Law, Psychology, Business Management and Economics. 

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 3rd September 2018 - 22nd December 2018  11th February 2019 - 17th June 2019

Application Deadline: 30/04/18 for Semester 1 and 31/10/18 for Semester 2.

Please Note: Mannheim University Welcome Week is mandatory and includes: an introduction to the study system, campus tour and Welcome Reception and school-specific sessions and library tours. Students are requested to arrive at least one week before the start of lectures in order to enroll and attend the Welcome Week, that is from the 23rd to the 31st of August 2018 for Semster 1 and from the 4th to the 8th of February for Semester 2. 


In order to cover the costs of student services, students enrolled at a German university - including exchange students - have to pay a semester fee. The fee currently amounts to €77.20 per semester, subject to change.

The estimated cost of living is approx. €750 - €800€ per month (including rent).

Students can buy a semester ticket for public transport at the current price of €165, cost subject to change, for unlimited public transportation in the greater Mannheim area. 


Students can apply for student residences or look for a room on the private market. For exchange students from overseas, we offer a very limited number of places in our off-campus student
residences: single bedrooms in student residences for €280* - €390*, apartments €340* - €400*. Rooms on the private market start at €280. There are furnished rooms (shared kitchen and bathroom) in several residences in different areas of Mannheim. 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 on the private housing market.

*subject to change

Please note that the housing situation in Mannheim is a lot more relaxed in the spring semester. Thus, if students have the option between fall and spring, we recommend students to come during the spring semester.

Erasmus+ Grant - 300 - 450€ approx

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2018-19 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 350 euros per month for study, or up to 450 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country. 

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.