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For Freshmen

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

Welcome to the University of Mannheim!

We will get to know each other during the orientation week, and I will be at your side while you are studying and having a wonderful time at the university. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any program-related questions. I will be happy to help you and contribute to your personal success!

Gledis Londo, program manager and academic advisor

Orientation week

The Orientation Week takes place from August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019.

We highly recommend to take part in the orientation events.

We wish you a good start on September 2, 2019, and all the best for your studies!

  • Freshmen B.A. Politikwissenschaft

    Event Date Time Room
    Subject-specific introduction August 26, 2019 noon - 1:00 p.m. B 144 (A5, 6 - B)
    Guided campus tour August 26, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. A5, 6 - Café Soleil
    Fair of minor subjects (B.A.) August 26, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lehrbuchsammlung
    AStA freshman day August 27, 2019    
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 28, 2019 noon - 4 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Orientation event for international students (in English language) August 28, 2019 2:30 p.m. EO 145
    Subject-specific introduction to all minors August 28, 2019 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 29, 2019 noon - 4 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Orientation event for international students (in German language) August 29, 2019 2:30 p.m. EW 156
    Language test for minor subjects (French/Spanish/Italian) August 30, 2019 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. L7,3-5 Room 157/357
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 30, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Welcome event for international students August 30, 2019 4:00 p.m. A3 - Auditorium
    Welcome event hosted by the School of Social Sciences September 2, 2019 5:30 p.m. B6, 23-25 - A 0.01
    Subject-specific introduction to minor (Alternative Date) September 5, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 A5, 6 - B143
    Subject-specific introduction (Alternative Date) September 5, 2019 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. A5, 6 - B 143
    Obligatory Course Guidance September 10, 2019 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. A5, 6 - B243
    or      
    Obligatory Course Guidance September 11, 2019 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. A5, 6 - B244
  • Freshmen B.Ed. Politikwissenschaft

    Event Date Time Room
    AStA freshman day August 27, 2019    
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 28, 2019 noon - 4 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Orientation event for international students (in English language) August 28, 2019 2:30 p.m. EO 145
    Welcome event and introduction to all B.Ed. students August 29, 2019 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. M003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 29, 2019 noon - 4 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Orientation event for international students (in German language) August 29, 2019 2:30 p.m. EW 156
    Subject-specific introduction for Bachelor of Education students August 29, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. A5, 6 - Room B143
    Campustour August 29, 2019 4 p.m. A5, 6 - Café Soleil
    Language test for minor subjects (French/Spanish/Italian) August 30, 2019 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. L7,3-5 Room 157/357
    Timetable advice by the departmental student committee August 30, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. A5, 6 - B012
    Welcome event for international students August 30, 2019 4:00 p.m. A3 - Auditorium
    Welcome event hosted by the School of Social Sciences September 2, 2019 5:30 p.m. B6, 23-25 - A 0.01
  • Freshmen M.A. Political Science

    Event Date Time Room
    Subject-specific introduction by program manager August 26, 2019 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. A5, 6 B 318
    Guided campus tour August 26, 2019 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. A5, 6 - Café Soleil
    Orientation event for international students August 28, 2019 2:30 p.m. EO 145
    Welcome event for international students (including snacks) August 30, 2019 4:00 p.m. A3 - Auditorium
    Welcome event hosted by the School of Social Sciences (in German languag) September 2, 2019 5:30 p.m. B6, 23-25 - A 0.01
    Barbecue for Master Students organized by the departmental student committee September 6, 2019 6:30 p.m. A5, 6- Café Soleil

Webinar for freshmen

As a special service to you, we offer a webinar for all admitted students that is designed to help you choose a program of study. It will provide you with information on the University of Mannheim, this program, and the orientation week,. First, we will give a presentation, then you will have the opportunity to chat with us and ask us questions. You will receive the link to the webinar with your admission.

 

Services for students

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

If you have any questions regarding your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program managers.

Dr. Gledis Londo

Dr. Gledis Londo

Program Manager Political Science
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 418
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Mondays 11:00 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays 2–4 p.m.
No office hours Nov 11.
Not available: November 15–December 5


  • Student Services

    Claudia Stepken

    Claudia Stepken

    B.A./M.A. Culture and Economy: Media and Communication Studies | B.A./M.A. Media and Communication Studies (Digital Communication) | B.A./M.A. Political Science
    University of Mannheim
    Division II - Student Affairs
    Student Services II
    L 1, 1 – Room 127
    68161 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1193
    Fax: +49 621 181-1176
    E-mail: stepken(at)verwaltung.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon 9 a.m. – noon and Wed 2–5 p.m. (without appointment)
    Fabian Pfeiffer

    Fabian Pfeiffer

    B.A./M.A. Political Science | B.Sc./M.Sc. Psychology | Master of Comparative Business Law (M.C.B.L.) | Master of Laws (LL.M.)
    University of Mannheim
    Division II - Student Affairs
    Student Services II
    L 1, 1 – Room 127
    68161 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1195
    Fax: +49 621 181-1176
    E-mail: pfeiffer(at)verwaltung.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon 9 a.m. – noon and Wed 2–5 p.m. (without appointment)
  • Departmental student committee

    Do you prefer to ask your senior fellow students for information on the campus, living in Mannheim, and extracurricular activities you can join?

    Departmental Student Committee for Sociology and Political Science

    Departmental Student Committee for Sociology and Political Science

    University of Mannheim
    Departmental Student Committee for Sociology and Political Science
    A 5, 6
    Building B – Room B012
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    By appointment
    Open consultation hours on Tue, 7 p.m.