Information for Students with Psychology as a Minor

Do you study Psychology as a minor? We have compiled all relevant information for you on this page. If any questions have been left unanswered, please visit the subject-specific academic advising team.

Please note: the minor in Psychology is taught in German, so the documents listed on this page are only available in German.

Research participation credit (Vpn)

During your program, you will earn research participation credit for acting as a subject in studies and experiments conducted by your fellow students or by the chairs. You are required to complete at least 10 hours of experiments in total. This way, you will gain important insights into the varied and exciting research projects at the Department of Psychology. You can manage your research participation in SONA, our online sign-up system.


  • Open a SONA account.
  • Sign up for participation in a study.
  • After you have earned 30 credit hours, print the homepage with your credits overview.
  • Note down your student number and sign the printout and submit it to the Student Services office II team.
  • The Student Services office II team will check all the details on the printout and subsequently award you 1 ECTS credit for your research participation.

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Academic advising

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

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

Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

Program Manager Psychology
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 419
68159 Mannheim