Information about the Gap Year in Accounting & Taxation

Between the bachelor and master’s degree there is an ideal opportunity for students to gain some practical experience for their professional orientation. Thus, the MaFAT e.V., acting as a link between theory and practice, offers both a structured and individually tailored Gap Year in Accounting & Taxation for students, including several different internships with various companies. During the Gap Year, students get to know all aspects of the Accounting & Taxation field, such as consulting, management, controlling etc. The three internships each span over a four month period. Additionally, the Gap Year is complemented by a varied academic program which takes place at the University of Mannheim.

Save the dates:

  • 28 January 2021 at 10 am Information event (online via Zoom)
  • 28 Feburary 2021 Closing date for application
  • 03 and 10 July 2021 GMAT-workshops as part of the supporting academic program (full day, online via Zoom)
  • 01 September 2021 Beginning of the Gap Year (1. internship)


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Program structure

Here you can find more information about the structure of the program


Here you can find more information about the current gap year internships

Academic program

Here you can find information about the supporting academic program

Your application

Your application should include the following documents:

  1. Letter of motivation stating your seven preferences for internships (max. 2 DIN A4 pages)
  2. CV
  3. Current transcript of records
  4. Copy of the university entrance qualification
  5. Other relevant certificates and/or proofs

Your application documents must be submitted to us electronically or by postal mail. Please send your application documents to Mrs. Stefanie Burgahn. The next selection process will start at the beginning of 2021.

Should you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Burgahn as well.

Stefanie Burgahn

Stefanie Burgahn

Area Manager
University of Mannheim
Area Accounting & Taxation
Universität Mannheim – Room O 359
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 0 621 – 181 1712
Fax: +49 0 621 – 181 1706
E-mail: sburgahn

A gap year participant reports

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