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Study abroad during your bachelor studies

Experience internationality first-hand

Study as an exchange student at one of our 200 partner universities worldwide or organize your study abroad semester independently as a freemover. Since the semester abroad is integrated into your study curriculum, you will have the opportunity to broaden your academic and cultural horizon without prolonging your studies.

The semester abroad at a glance

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Partner universities

Internationality is one of our great passions in Mannheim. Have a look at the Business School's renowned partner universities and get ready for your own international experience as an exchange student.

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Support

The international office of the Business School as well as the Central International Office are happy to provide assistance before, during and after your stay abroad. Please find all necessary information on our e-learning platform ILIAS.

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Application

Apply during your third semester for a placement at one of our partner universities and study abroad in your fifth semester. Experience reports help you to learn more about the host universities. Alternatively, an application as a freemover at a foreign university can be considered.

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Recognition

Courses taken abroad can be easily transferred into the International Studies Module of your bachelor's program after prior consultation with your academic advisor. Please read the information provided on ILIAS and contact the the international office of the Business School or the examination board in case you have further questions.

During my semester abroad, I had the opportunity to pursue my studies and experience a whole new country at the same time. This helped me to gain numerous new impressions, experiences and friendships. Therefore, I highly recommend studying abroad not only from a professional but also from a personal point of view. Due to the integrated semester abroad and the large number of partner universities of the Business School, it's rather easy to spend a semester at a foreign university during your bachelor studies.

Max Marner, student Bachelor of Business Administration / Photo: private

Further questions?

Our FAQs will help you answer some of your questions regarding your semester abroad. You will find information on:

  • the responsible contact persons,
  • our partner universities,
  • the application and selection process,
  • the course selection abroad and credit transfer as well as
  • financial support

Should you have additional questions, please visit the open office hours of your academic advisor or arrange a personal appointment via e-mail.

Jennifer Thum, M.A.

Manager International Affairs & Outgoing Student Advisor
University of Mannheim
L 5, 5
Dean's Office Business School – Room 102
68131 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1439
E-mail: semester_abroad(at)bwl.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
Mon 10:30 a.m. AM – 12:30 p.m. PM; Thu 2 a.m. – 4 a.m. PM