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  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
  • This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/01/2022
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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Program Description:

University of Mannheim

UW-W Exchange Program

Location Mannheim, Germany
Academic Focus Information Technology
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Undergrad* or Grad
*at least Junior standing
Language of Instruction English and/or German
Terms Fall, Spring, Year
Partner University Website Click here
Partner University Fact Sheet Fact_Sheet_18_19.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.  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  
Tuition*   3,846
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 170
Subtotal $4,291
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos 150
German Residence Permit 135
German Health Insurance 550
German Semester Fee 75
Pre-Semester German Language Course
(optional but recommended)
Round-Trip Airfare 1,200
Accommodation** 2,400
Meals 1,600
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 1,500
Subtotal $8,610
Total*** $12,901

*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.

Key Dates

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


Office of Global Experiences
McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759 


This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.