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Course Selection and Registration

Are you coming to Mannheim from a partner university for one or two semesters and would like to choose your courses? On this website you will find all necessary information about the selection of courses at the School of Social Sciences and the University Wide Electives.

    Exchange students at the School of Social Sciences

  • Information on course registration

    For information about available courses please see the category Social Sciences in the course catalog for exchange students. Please pay attention to the differentiation according to your level of study (bachelor’s/master’s program). Courses taught at the master’s level are only open to students in a master’s program. Only in individual cases can students of a bachelor’s program in their 3rd / 4th year also attend courses designed for master’s students (proof of necessary previous knowledge must be furnished in the form of a transcript of records).

    The course catalog for the fall semester is published on May 15 each year. The courses for the spring semester will be announced on November 15. If the course catalog for the respective semester is not yet available, please refer to the courses of the previous fall or spring semester.

    What should I know about the procedure?

    Please pay attention to whether the courses that you would like to take are offered in the respective semester of your stay in Mannheim as many courses are not offered every semester.

    There are different types of courses: lectures, seminars and exercise courses. While the number of available places is limited in seminars and exercise courses, participation in lectures is always possible. You can attend all courses that are taught in German or English.

    Exchange students at the School of Social Sciences must attend at least 50% of their courses at the School. Up to 50% of their courses may be selected from the University Wide Electives.

  • University Wide Electives (UWE)

    Each school offers courses that can also be attended by exchange students from other schools and/or departments. These are mostly lectures (held in English). Please refer to the respective course description for information on course registration. After enrollment, you can register independently via Portal² for almost all lectures. You can take up to 50% of your courses at other schools.

    • Course registration

      Exchange students who have been nominated are automatically contacted by the competent exchange coordinators. If you are going to spend the fall semester in Mannheim, you will receive an e-mail from your exchange coordinator at the end of May/beginning of June. If you start your studies in Mannheim in the spring semester, you will receive an e-mail at the end of November/beginning of December. The e-mail contains all information about the selection of courses and the registration procedure.

      Please note:  Registration for German language courses is organized by the International Office.

    • Credits / grades

      The course catalog shows how many ECTS credits you will obtain for each course.

      Subject to prior agreement with the teachers, exchange students who need additional ECTS credits in certain courses have the possibility to obtain more ECTS credits through additional coursework and/or examinations (e.g. presentations or term papers). Please ask the teachers directly and take note of the information provided in the course catalog.

      Please note that some courses will not be graded. These courses are assessed as passed or failed. If you need a grade, please inform your teacher in the first session.

      Exchange students at other schools

    • Information on course selection and registration in the Social Sciences

      Exchange students from other schools may only attend courses in Political Science, Psychology or Sociology (beyond the University Wide Electives) on a case-by-case basis and under the following conditions:

      • if there are still enough free places (in seminars);
      • if you meet the necessary requirements (in particular with regard to statistical knowledge); a transcript must be submitted;
      • after consultation with the competent exchange coordinator(s)

      If you have any questions, please contact the competent departmental exchange coordinator(s).

    • University Wide Electives (UWE)

      Exchange students from other schools may attend courses at the School of Social Sciences that are offered within the context of the University Wide Electives. Please pay attention to the courses offered in your respective semester.

    • Course registration

      Please register independently via Portal² for the University Wide Elective courses of the School of Social Sciences.

    • Credits / grades

      The course catalog shows how many ECTS credits you will obtain for each course.

      Subject to prior agreement with the teachers, exchange students who need additional ECTS credits in certain courses have the possibility to obtain more ECTS credits through additional coursework and/or examinations (e.g. presentations or term papers). Please ask the teachers directly and take note of the information provided in the course catalog.

      Please note that some courses will not be graded. These courses are assessed as passed or failed. However, if you need a grade, please inform your teacher in the first session.

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    Course Catalog for Exchange Students

    Find out more about the courses taught in English or German that are available for exchange students.

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    University Wide Electives

    You can take up to 50% of your courses at other schools and/or departments.

    Academic advising

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

    If you have any questions about studying abroad (e.g. questions regarding course selection and registration), the respective departmental exchange coordinators will be at your disposal. If you have any organizational questions, the International Office will be happy to assist you.

     

    • School of Social Sciences: subject-specific advising for exchange students

      If you have any questions about studying abroad (e.g. questions regarding course selection and registration), the departmental exchange coordinators at the School of Social Sciences will be at your disposal.

      Exchange students of Political Science

      Dr. Gledis Londo

      Dr. Gledis Londo

      Departmental Exchange Coordinator
      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 2:00–3:30 p.m.

      Exchange students  of Sociology & Psychology

      Auslands­koordinatorin, N.N.

      Auslands­koordinatorin, N.N.

      Departmental Exchange Coordinator
      University of Mannheim
      School of Social Sciences
      A 5, 6
      Building A – Room A 416
      68159 Mannheim
      Consultation hour(s):
      Mon 11 a.m – 12 p.m., Wed 2–4 p.m.
      No office hours from November, 27th until December, 31st.

    • International Office: advising for exchange students

      Exchange students are also welcome to contact the International Office. Our colleagues will be happy to answer any organizational questions you may have regarding your application, visa, accommodation, insurance and the orientation week. They are also the persons to contact for the Certificate of Arrival and Departure and the transcript of records.

      Nadja Kindinger

      Nadja Kindinger

      Team Coordinator, Advisor for International Exchange Students
      University of Mannheim
      Division II - Student Affairs
      International Office
      L 1, 1 – Room 107
      68161 Mannheim
      Consultation hour(s):
      Mon 9 a.m.–noon and Wed 2–5 p.m.
      Gabriele Vath

      Gabriele Vath

      Admissions Officer for International Exchange Students
      University of Mannheim
      Division II – Student Affairs
      International Office
      L 1, 1 – Room 109
      68161 Mannheim
      Consultation hour(s):
      Mon 9 a.m.–noon and Wed 2–5 p.m.
    • Psychological Counseling Services (PSB)

      The Studierendenwerk Mannheim has been running a Psychological Counseling Services (PBS) for 40 years. Drawing on extensive experience gained over the years, they provide students from the Mannheim region with counseling and short-term therapy that is tailored to their individual needs. The PBS in Mannheim is one of the largest counseling services institutions run by a Studierendenwerk of a German university.

      Make an appointment

    • Commissioner and Counselor for disabled students and students with chronic illnesses

      Stefanie Knapp

      Stefanie Knapp

      Commissioner and Counselor for disabled students and students with chronic illnesses
      University of Mannheim
      Dezernat II - Studienangelegenheiten L 1, 1 – Room 128
      68161 Mannheim
      Consultation hour(s):
      Tue 2–4 p.m., Fri 9–11 a.m. (telefonische Sprechstunde)
      Doris Neubauer

      Doris Neubauer

      Head of Social Counseling Services
      Studierendenwerk Mannheim
      Advice and Services for Students
      Mensa am Schloss
      Bismarckstr. 10 | Eingang A
      68161 Mannheim
      Consultation hour(s):
      Tue 1–3:30 p.m. and Thu 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and on appointment