This page will provide you with the information you need to start your studies in Sociology at the School of Social Sciences. For further information, please go to the Freshman Portal of the University of Mannheim.
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!
Welcome to the School of Social Sciences and the bachelor's program in Sociology. I will support you throughout the entire program and advise you on topics such as structuring your program and planning a semester abroad. Please do not hesitate to approach either me, your teachers, or your departmental student representatives if you have any questions or if you encounter any problems. Make sure to contact us as early as possible! We are happy to help you. I wish you all the best for your studies, enjoy your time in Mannheim!
August 26, 2018 - August 30, 2019: bachelor’s program in Sociology (B.A.) and master’s program in Sociology (M.A.)
We strongly recommend you to take part in the orientation events!
We wish you a good start on September 2, 2019, and all the best for your studies!
|Subject-specific introduction||August 26, 2019||noon - 1 p.m.||A5, 6 - B 243|
|Guided campus tour||August 26, 2019||1 p.m. - 2 p.m.||A5, 6 - Café Soleil|
|Fair of minor subjects (B.A.)||August 26, 2019||2 p.m. - 4 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 (english)||August 28, 2019||2:30 p.m.||EO 145|
|Subject- introduction to all minors||August 28, 2019||4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Pub crawl organized by the departmental student committee||August 28, 2019||7 p.m.||meeting point: A5, 6 - Café Soleil|
|Timetable advice by the departmental student committee||August 29, 2019||noon - 4 p.m.||A5, 6 - B012|
|Orientation Event for international Students (German)||August 29, 2019||2:30 p.m.||EW 156|
Language test for minor subjects (French/
||August 30, 2019||10:00a.m. -2:00p.m.||L7,3-5 Room 157/357|
|Timetable advice by the departmental student committee||August 30, 2019||2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||A5, 6 - B012|
|Welcome Event for international Students||August 30, 2019||4:00p.m. -6:30p.m.||A3 - Auditorium|
|Welcome Event of the School of Social Sciences||September 2nd, 2019||5:30 p.m.||B6, 23-25 A0.01|
|Subject-specific introduction Minor (Alternative Date)||September 5, 2019||4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||A5, 6 - B 243|
|ubject-specific introduction( Alternative Date)||September 5, 2019||5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||A5, 6 - B 243|
|Mandatory Counseling for first semester B.A. students||September 23, 2019||9 a.m.- 10 a.m.||A5, 6 - B 144|
|Mandatory Counseling for first semester B.A. students||September 27, 2019||9a.m.- 10a.m.||A5, 6 -B144|
|Introduction to the program (M.A. in Sociology)||August 26, 2019||10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||A5, 6 B 143|
|Guided campus tour||August 26, 2019||11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Meeting point: A5, 6 - Café Soleil|
|Orientation event for international students (english)||August 28, 2019||2:30 p.m.||EO 145|
|Welcome event for international students||August 30, 2019||4:00 p.m.||Lecture Hall A3 - Auditorium|
|Bar tour||August 28, 2019||7:00 p.m. - open end||Meeting point: A5,6 Café Soleil|
|Welcome Event for first semester students of the School of Social Sciences (in German language)||September 2, 2019||5:30 p.m.||B6, 23-25 - A 0.001|
|Barbecue for Master Students organized by the departmental student committee||September 6, 2019||6:30 p.m.||A5, 6 - Café Soleil|
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.
You can find comprehensive information on your program (e.g., degree plan, examination regulations, module catalog) here:
If you have any questions regarding your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program managers.