Courses of study in English - international programmes
can be studied in two languages. You can choose to study the first two semesters either in English or in German. Thus, if you do not have sufficient German yet, you can start your studies in English, combined with intensive German language classes. German students may also choose to study the English programme in order to improve their English language skills. From the third semester all courses are in German. Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.).
Before your arrival our experienced stuff will get you in touch with your personal buddy, also an international student from a higher semester. They will pick you up from Mannheim train station, get you to your student accommodation and help you settle in. Also they will accompany you to Mannheim registration office and help you with opening a German bank account.
In addition, there is a mandatory three-week German and culture language preparatory course that starts in September before the first lectures.
To succeed in this programme you need to have at least a basic level of German before you start with us. You will receive guidance for learning German on your own before coming to Germany by our German coordinator.
Parallel to the scientific programme intensive language training is obligatory for international students. Further language courses are offered during semester breaks.
German lessons are part of the first year study course.
After the second semester international students need to have reached a certain level of German before proceeding to the third semester, when all lectures and seminars are given in German. The students of the English and German programmes take the same lectures and seminars from the third semester onwards.
- 3-week course: German language and culture (starting in September before lectures)
- 3-week language course during vacation period
- German classes as part of the study programme
- Basic studies completely in English
- From third semester onwards all lectures and seminars in German
- Sufficient German skills required to progress to third semester