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Letters of Recommendation

The Dean’s Office of the Business School coordinates all requests for letters of recommendation for students and alumni of the Business School. We check your information, recommend an appropriate chair to you and provide you with the details of the relevant contact person who will coordinate the next steps with you. Please note that we must receive your request at least four weeks prior to the expiration of a potential deadline. Your request can only be processed and possibly forwarded to chairs of the Business School in case all necessary documents have been received. Therefore, it is very important that you pay close attention to all requirements.

We coordinate letters of recommendation for:

  • Students (at least in their second semester) who seek a degree at the University of Mannheim, Business School
  • Alumni of the University of Mannheim, Business School

Students or alumni of other schools can only request a maximum of one letter of recommendation.

We do not coordinate letters of recommendation for:

  • Exchange students who only spent one semester at the University of Mannheim
  • Chairs of other schools, such as the School of Law or Economics

For requests concerning doctoral programs, please contact the chairs of the University of Mannheim, Business School, directly.

    Here is how you can request a letter of recommendation

  • Letters of Recommendation for Master Programs and Scholarships

    When applying for a master program or grant, a letter of recommendation is usually required. You can receive letters of recommendation for a maximum of five different programs (master programs and/or grants). The number of letters of recommendation per program does not matter.

    Procedure to request a letter of recommendation:

    1.Fill out the following application form:

    Application Form

    2. Send us an e-mail with the following information:

    PDF: Letters of Recommendation for Master­ Programs and scholarships

    We must receive the application form and the e-mail – including all necessary documents – at least four weeks prior to the expiration of a potential deadline. As soon as we have checked all your information, we will recommend an appropriate chair to you and provide you with the details of the relevant contact person who will coordinate the next steps with you.

  • Letters of Recommendation for Exchange Students (Study Abroad at a Partner University) and Double Degrees (ESSEC and USC)

    In case you would like to spend one or two semesters abroad at one of the partner universities of the Business School, you will possibly need a letter of recommendation (depending on the respective partner university, however only two letters at most).

    The application for a spot in the ESSEC Double Degree Program requires two letters, USC requires one letter. Please request a letter of recommendation only after being accepted to the program.

    These letters of recommendation present only a formality. It is irrelevant which courses you have already attended. The letters are solely prepared by the Dean of the Business School, respectively by the Dean for Student Affairs.

    How to request a letter of recommendation:

    Please fill out the online application form.On the basis of your provided information, a letter of recommendation will be prepared and signed by the Dean of the Business School, respectively by the Dean of Student Affairs. After the signing has taken place, the letters will be sent directly to the International Office or, if necessary, to you via e-mail. 

    Letters of recommendation for ESSEC Double Degree Program will be sent directly to the respective office.

  • Letters of Recommendation for Freemovers

    As a freemover, you prepare your stay at a foreign university independently and do not take part in an exchange program organized by the Business School. For your application, you will possibly need a letter of recommendation. Please note that you can only request letters of recommendation for a maximum of five programs.

    Procedure to request a letter of recommendation:

    1. Fill out the following application form:

    Application Form

    2. Send us an e-mail with the following information:

    PDF: Letters of Recommendation for Freemovers

    We must receive the application form and the e-mail – including all necessary documents – at least four weeks prior to the expiration of a potential deadline. As soon as we have checked all your information, we will recommend an appropriate chair to you and provide you with the details of the relevant contact person who will coordinate the next steps with you.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

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