For First-year Students

You can find comprehensive information on the start of your Psychology program here:

The lecture period of the autumn/winter semester begins on 04 September 2023 (the events for first-semester students in the Bachelor of Psychology do not begin until the following week).

General information about the start of studies and the general information events can be found online.

Welcome to the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim! I am delighted that you have chosen our university. You are about to enter a new stage of your life full of opportunities, but also challenges. The dean’s office of our School will provide you with services and support during your studies, from the beginning to the end. We hope you will make the most of your time here with lots of pleasant experiences to look back to. I wish you a great start at the university and in Mannheim and all the best for your studies!

Prof. Michael Diehl, dean of the School of Social Sciences

Dear students,

As spokesperson for the Psychology Department, I would like to welcome you on behalf of the professors of the psychology departments! You have an exciting time ahead of you. You are studying one of the most interesting, diverse, and sought-after subjects you can study today. You will actively learn how scientific knowledge about human experience and behavior is gained in psychology. You will also recognize how to responsibly use your skills in psychological applications in a variety of professional contexts. You will become part of the scientific profession of psychology. All of us here at the University and in the Department of Psychology will do our best to support you in this! We wish you joy in your studies, many interesting insights and a successful “arrival”. We look forward to meeting you and working with you!

Prof. Dr. Stefan Münzer (Educational Psychology), Speaker of the Department of Psychology / Credit: Anna Logue

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Social Sciences! We are happy to support you in your study planning. Please do not hesitate to contact us, the lecturers or your departmental representative in good time if you have any questions or problems during your studies. We wish you a lot of fun and success in your studies and a great time in Mannheim!

Leonie Cegla & Anika Skotak, Psychology program management and subject advisors

Subject-specific orientation events

The subject-specific orientation events will take place on the following days this year:

Bachelor Psychology: 05.09.23 to 07.09.23
Master Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy: 01.09.2023
Master Psychology Work, Economy and Society: 01.09.2023
Attendance at the introductory sessions is strongly recommended.

In addition, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Michael Diehl, will welcome all first-year students on September 4th  2023, starting at 3:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall A 001 in Building B6, 23–25, in Component A. More information about the welcome of the first semester students is available online.

    As the program is taught in German, the timetables are only available in German.

    Examination regulations, module catalog, degree plan

    B.Sc. in Psychology                                           M.Sc. in Psychology – Work, Economy and Society M.Sc. in Psychology – Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
    Examination regulationsExamination regulationsExamination regulations
    Module catalogModule catalogModule catalog

    Degree plan Variant I

    Degree plan Variant II

    Degree planDegree plan

    All documents are in German language.

    Services for students

    Do you have any more questions? We’re happy to advise you!

    If you have any subject-specific questions regarding your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program manager. If you have any questions on organizing your studies (enrollment, examinations, grades, re-registration, academic leave of absence), please contact the Student Services office II team.

    Program manager

    Program Management Psychology

    Program Management Psychology

    Leonie Cegla is on parental leave. Substitutes are: B.Sc. Psychology – Florian Dorner ; M.Sc. AWG and KuK – Stefanie Thye ; International Coordination – Anika Skotak
    University of Mannheim
    Fakultät für Sozial­wissenschaften
    A 5, 6
    Bauteil A – Room 4th floor
    68159 Mannheim
    Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

    Leonie Cegla, M.Sc. (she/her)

    Program Manager Psychology
    on parental leave
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 419
    68159 Mannheim
    Dr. Anika Skotak

    Dr. Anika Skotak (she/her)

    Program Manager M.Sc. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 416
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mondays, 10–11am:
    Open office hour in person (A 416)

    Tuesdays, 11–12am:
    Online office hour via Teams
    Please make an appointment:

    Wednesdays, 1–2pm:
    Open telephone consultation hour
    Office hours:
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 09.30am – 2.30pm