For Prospective Students

Would you like to learn more about our programs in Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology? You can read about the individual programs here, attend the student information day or the taster course at the Schloss, or take part in a online seminar providing information for prospective students online. We also invite you to take our self-assessment test to compare your expectations with the actual requirements of the respective program.

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Experience Studying in Mannheim!

Information Events

  • Online Experience Days

    Master's Day: 18 March 2021

    Presentations of the master’s programs: Interactive experience of campus life, live chats with staff and students of the university.

    Language: German / English

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    Bachelor's Day: 12 June 2021

    Presentations of the bachelor’s programs: Interactive experience of campus life, live chats with staff and students of the university.

    Registration starts on 15 January 2020.

    Language: German

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  • Student Information Day and Taster Course (Bachelor’s Programs)

    The University of Mannheim invites you to the student information day at the Schloss, which takes place at regular intervals. In various information events, participants are introduced to the programs available at the university, and prospective students are given an overview of the most important aspects of studying, such as the application and selection processes or studying abroad. A taster course is also offered at the same time.

    Dates (in German)

  • Program ambassadors at the University of Mannheim

    The program ambassadors at the University of Mannheim will be happy to share their experiences with you and will answer all your questions about studying and living in Mannheim as well as about the university.

Self-Assessment Test

Do you have a realistic idea of studying? Do your expectations of the program match its contents?

Career Prospects

What can you do after completing your bachelor’s or master's program in Sociology, Political Science, or Psychology? Here, you will find an overview of different career options.


B.A. in Political Science

German-taught (some courses held in English)

B.Sc. in Psychology

German-taught (some courses held in English)

B.A. in Sociology

German-taught (some courses held in English)

B.Ed. and M.Ed. in Political Science

German-taught (some courses held in English)

M.A. in Political Science


M.Sc. in Psychology – Work, Economy and Society

German-taught (some courses held in English)

M.A. in Sociology


During the bachelor’s program, I focused on social research and sociological theories, and improved my analytical skills. I was able to personalize my degree program by spending a semester at a university abroad, studying a minor, and deciding which advanced modules to take. While studying, I worked as a student assistant, which enabled me to gain practical experience that I could link to the content learned on the program. The program of study opened up interesting and varied career options, but I decided to develop the skills I had learned through the bachelor's program, and pursue a master’s degree in Sociology.

Meike Selbach, graduate of B.A. Sociology / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

I was attracted to the University of Mannheim by its learning conditions, its close links to research, and its international orientation. Like many of my fellow students, I worked as a student assistant and went abroad during my studies. My student assistant position improved my understanding of research processes and helped me to better analyze outcomes. Studying abroad was not just a valuable academic experience, it also helped me grow as a person. Now, I'm a doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tristan Klingelhöfer, graduate of B.A. Political Science and M.A. Political Science / Private photo

Studying Psychology at the University of Mannheim was the right choice for me. From the third semester onwards, you can choose your own specializations which give you an insight into the different areas of Psychology. My personal highlight is the ability to spend a semester abroad at one of the world’s leading universities. Thanks to the numerous exchange programs, you don’t have to pay the tuition fees, which can be really expensive, and anyone can study abroad.

Lisanne Halbe, student of B.A. Psychology / Private photo

    Academic Advising

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

    If you have any questions on your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program managers. For questions relating to the application process, please contact the Admissions Office.