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Exchange (Bilateral) Germany: Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim
Mannheim, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/15/2016 ** 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:
Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Home-Stay
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
Areas of Study:
Business, Information Technology, Management Computer Systems
Target Language:
Program Description:

University of Mannheim

UW-W Exchange Program

Location Mannheim, Germany
Academic Focus Information Technology
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Undergrad or Grad
Language of Instruction English and French
Terms Fall, Spring, Year
Partner University Website Click here
Partner University Fact Sheet University of Mannheim Fact Sheet 2014-15.pdf

The University of Mannheim exchange program is for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in or with an interest in Information Technology. The University of Mannheim is a public research university located in the city center of Mannheim , a city of 315,000 located in  southwestern Germany.

In addition to its highly-regarded academic reputation, the University of Mannheim is also considered one of the most beautiful universities in Germany. The centerpiece of the University of Mannheim campus is Mannheim Palace—constructed in 1760, it is the largest baroque palace in Germany. About 11,000 University of Mannheim students  enjoy the privileges of this unique setting and atmosphere.


UW-W has an exchange agreement with the University of Mannheim’s School of Business Informatics and Business Mathematics. Therefore, exchange students must select at least half of their coursework from this school.  Students may also take a limited number of courses in other areas, such as German language and business.  Students may choose to take courses in English or German, depending on their language proficiency.


The International Office at Mannheim provides student accommodation through the local student housing agency, Studentenwerk Mannheim. Student residence halls are the ideal place to get to know not only German students but also fellow students from all over the world!

Depending on the residence hall, students will live with between two and fifteen people in a shared apartment. Both single and double occupancy rooms are available. All rooms are fully furnished. Students staying on campus will have access to a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.


Student Life and Surroundings

Mannheim is  a city in southwestern Germany. With approximately 315,000 inhabitants, it is the second-largest city in Baden-Württemberg. The University and region of Mannheim offer a wide range of events and possibilities for spending leisure time. The city is packed with lively bars, venues and cinemas. For those who love nature, the banks of the Rhine and Neckar are in close reach of the university and make an ideal spot for relaxing or having a barbecue with friends.

Mannheim is full of potential and offers a vibrant cultural life, as well as great sports facilities. Compared to well-known metropolitan cities as for example Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, the city of Mannheim offers similar opportunities at lower costs: a great advantage for students living in Mannheim.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.
UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid by the student individually.

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition*   3,819
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 170
Subtotal $4,264
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos 150
German Residence Permit 110
German Health Insurance 450
German Semester Fee 75
Pre-Semester German Language Course
(optional but recommended)
Round-Trip Airfare 1,200
Accommodation** 2,000
Meals 1,500
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 1,500
Subtotal $7,835
Total*** $12,099

*2015-16 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,157


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program. In addition, students are required to obtain a German Residence Permit upon arrival in Germany.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Early August to late July
Fall Semester March 15th Early August to late January
Spring Semester October 1st Early February to late July


CGE Exchange Coordinator:

Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
         262-472-5759 (appointments)

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
John Chenoweth
College of Business & Economics
Office: Hyland 4300D
Tel: (262) 472-1592