Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

University of Mannheim Exchange Program

Snapshot

Program Details
Location(s)  Mannheim, Germany
Term   Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
Credit   Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, History, Philosophy
Classes Held  On-site
Housing   Residence Hall
Passport Required       
Program Eligibility
GPA 2.5
Grad credit Not available
Non-WIU   No
Pre-requiste No previous proficiency required
Student Year Sophomore, Junior, Senior

About the Program

General: The University of Mannheim is located in Mannheim’s palace, the largest baroque palace in Germany. The lecture halls are close to the center of the city and only a five minute walk to the banks of the Rhine. About 800 scholars and 11,000 students enjoy the privileges of this unique setting and atmosphere. 

Semester Programs: Students can participate in a semester or academic year exchange at Mannheim where they will have opportunities to take coursework in English in a variety of disciplines. Students will also have access to German language courses. 

Summer Program: The Summer School is a three-week summer program where students can take courses in the humanities. Students will choose 2 courses and complete 6 semester hours during this program. More information about the summer program can be found on the program page.

 

Intensive German Language Program: Students can take intensive German language courses at any time of the year. The courses are month-long and are a great option for students looking to improve their German language skills or complete a minor. More information about this program can be found on the program page.

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Housing and Meals: Accommodation is available in student dormitories. More information about housing options can be found here.

Entry Requirements: US citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany but will apply for a residence permit after arrival. 

Health Insurance: It is a university policy that all WIU students who study abroad are either covered under WIU student health insurance OR have purchased the Patriot Travel Medical Insurance plan through IMG.

Costs (Comparative Table)

Semester Program
ITEMS WIU Mannheim
Tuition 12 semester hours, plan Q 4,603.44 4,603.44
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 4,790.00 3,000.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 9,793.44 8,248.44*

  *Students will arrange their own airfare.  

SUMMER Program
ITEMS WIU Mannheim
Tuition 6 semester hours, plan Q 2,301.72 2,301.72
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 1,260.00 800.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Enrollment Fee   165.00
Total 3,761.72 3,771.72*

  *Students will arrange their own airfare. 

INTENSIVE GERMAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM (MONTH-LONG COURSE)
ITEMS WIU Mannheim
Tuition 4 semester hours, plan Q 1,534.48 1,150.00
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 1,260.00 820.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 3,194.48 2,615.00*

  *Students will arrange their own airfare. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available.  

Semester Dates

Fall: Late August-Mid-December

Spring: February-Mid-June

Summer: July

Intensive Language: Start dates vary, see program page for updated schedule.

You can find out more information about Mannheim by visiting their website.

Academics

Exchange students are eligible to take courses from the Business and Humanities programs as well as from the list of university-wide electives. 

Students can find information on available courses by accessing the course catalog.

 

 

registration
Contact us:

Sarah Looman
sj-looman@wiu.edu 
Horrabin Room 8
Tel: 309-298-2504