University of Mannheim
UW-W Exchange Program
||2.5 GPA, Undergrad* or Grad
*at least Junior standing
|Language of Instruction
||English and/or German
||Fall, Spring, Year
|Partner University Website
|Partner University Fact Sheet
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. For more information on course options, click here.
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. For more information on accommodation, click here.
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
|Additional Estimated Expenses
|Passport and Passport Photos
|German Residence Permit
|German Health Insurance
|German Semester Fee
|Pre-Semester German Language Course
(optional but recommended)
*2018-19 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 $9,521
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.
||Early August to late July
||Early August to late January
||Early February to late July
Office of Global Experiences