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University of Mannheim, Germany (Baden-Württemberg Exchange)

The Program

“The University of Mannheim is the Harvard of Germany.” – Die Zeit.

Through the Baden-Württemberg Exchange you can study at the University of Mannheim or the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts ( Established in 1967, the University of Mannheim specializes in business administration and economics, with strong programs in the social sciences and humanties. As a school of business, Mannheim is fully accredited and has consistently received the highest ranking not only in Germany but also throughout Europe. Located directly in the city, the University offers an urban environment with all its amenities. At the University of Music and Performing Arts with its successful tradition of more than 200 years, music majors may study orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments, voice and conducting, composition and jazz. A new building was completed in 1999, and the University of Music is now equipped with state of the art teaching rooms.

The Academics

You will earn 12-18 graded UConn credits per semester on this program. Enrolled as a full-time student at the University, you will take a combination of courses taught in German in your area of academic interest and German studies courses for foreigners. Some courses may be available in English. If you are in the beginning stages of learning German, you can take an intensive language course (20 hours per week) at the Univerity of Freiburg before the start of the semester. Contact the Baden-Württemberg Exchange Coordinator to learn more about an intensive language program appropriate to your skill level. Over eighty percent of Baden-Württemberg exchange students go to Germany for the entire academic year. Students can, however, apply to go for just one semester through the Sommersemester Plus program. Most of your courses will have to be accredited by the German section of the Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department.  Please visit their FAQ Study Abroad website for information on this process as well as many other aspects of the program.

Some internships are also available by contacting the BW Exchange Coordinator. Please read the German Internship Instructions for complete information on receiving UConn credit for your internship.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ACCT 4893 International Financial Acct & Business Taxation ACC 402 International Financial Accounting and Business Taxation 3 12/31/2021
ANTH 3029 Caribbean Cultures Q4335 U.S. Caribbean Cultures 3 12/31/2020
BADM 2893 Foreign Study TAX 351 Taxation of Businesses and Individuals 3 12/31/2019
BADM 2893 MARKETING MANAGEMENT DECISIONS MKT 351 Marketing Management Decisions 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory Makroökonomik B 3 12/31/2020
ECON 2493 Foreign Study Monetary Union, Theories and Experiences 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ECON 2493 Foreign Study Topics in Political Economics 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ECON 3472 Economic Growth Economic Growth 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
FNCE 4893 Foreign Study FIN 361 Consumer Finance 3 12/31/2019
FNCE 4893 Behavioral Finance FIN 355 Behavioral Finance 3 12/31/2021
FNCE 4893 Corporate Governance FIN 452 Corporate Governance 3 12/31/2021
FNCE 4893 Stock Market Anomalies and Trading Strategies FNCE 4893 Stock Market Anomalies and Trading Stretegies 3 12/31/2021
MGMT 4893 Organization and Human Resource Management MAN 401 Organization and Human Resource Management 3 12/31/2021
MGMT 4893 ENTREP., INNOVATION & BUSN MODEL DESIGN MAN 450 Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Business Model Design 3 12/31/2021
OPIM 4893 Foreign Study Information Systems in the Service Industry 3 12/31/2019

The Experience
Mannheim is situated at the convergence of two major rivers – the Rhine and the Neckar. The city impresses with its diversity: the mix of shopping districts, places of cultural interest, the large Baroque castle, Art Nouveau buildings and modern facilities for industry and commerce. Mannheim’s most famous landmark is the water tower, a 60 meter high sandstone structure. The chessboard-style street grid in Mannheim’s town center is the only one of its kind in Germany. The town’s grid structure actually precedes the palace and is a reflection of Mannheim’s original purpose as a fortress settlement built in 1606.

Generous scholarships (up to $4,000 per year) are available for students accepted into this program.


Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Mannheim, Germany
  • Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: German Prior language study required: 2 semesters
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 2.7