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University of Mannheim
Dates to Remember

Exchange Dates to Remember

2019-20 Applications

Applications Due: February 19, 2019
Interviews: February 25 – March 1
Decisions: March 5, 2019

I had an excellent time studying abroad in Mannheim, Germany. The classes were interesting, the professors were extremely helpful and accommodating and my fellow colleagues provided me with a wealth of cultural Knowledge. I strongly recommend that prospective study abroad students consider studying at the University of Mannheim.

Julie Wynns
Mannheim, Fall 2008


Located in Mannheim Palace, the largest baroque palace in Germany, the University of Mannheim’s approach to business and international scholarship is particularly focused on interdisciplinary scholarship between its renowned Economics and Social Sciences including its Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science departments.

The aim of the University of Mannheim is to train its students to excel and lead in the areas of business, society and science.  It places particular emphasis on social awareness and social responsibility in all areas of practice.  Offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, its Master of Comparative Law is a draw to UConn Law students seeking to diversify their educational experience with international scholarship.

Our program with the University of Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany is designed to give students who are not fluent in German a chance to study Comparative Law in a German Law School.

Language Requirement

There are a diverse array of course offerings each semester in English and students with a proficiency in German may opt to enroll in courses where instruction is in German.


Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program. 

Term of Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Mannheim can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall or spring. Students attending Mannheim for the fall semester only can arrange to complete all course work by the end of December, prior to returning to the U.S.

Fall Semester First week of September through December
Spring Semester Mid February through first week of June
Full Year September through first week of June


LLM Option

University of Mannheim has a year-long LL.M program where students can earn a Masters of Law in Comparative Law. Students taking part in the LL.M program spend the full year in Mannheim. Students interested in this program would apply separately.

Program of Study

At the University of Mannheim classes are small which allows students direct access to faculty for educational support and enhanced academic scholarship.  Coursework highlights the partnership between the two schools with concentrations in international business transactions, European law, and international human rights in economic, political and comparative contexts. UConn students select four of the courses offered in English or they may elect to take one of the courses in German if they are proficient in the language. UConn students earn a total of twelve credits for a semester of work. 

LLM Programs: https://www.soas.ac.uk/pg-degrees-subject/#law

The Culture

The city of Mannheim is located close to the French and Swiss borders, is less than 60 miles south of Frankfurt, and about 10 miles from Heidelberg. With a population of 325,000, Mannheim is the second largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg and serves as the economic and cultural hub of the Rhine-Neckar-triangle. Its unique location in the center of Europe has allowed Mannheim to become a global player in high-profile industries such as the mechanical engineering, trade, electrical, and chemical sectors.  However, as recently as 2003 a Pop Academy was established offering degree programs in pop music design and music business, creating a vibrant musical influence on the city.

People from 168 countries shape the cultural life of the city and influence its fashion, music, and art. Primarily known for its music festivals, there are also a number of well-known theaters and art museums. The region boasts 15 internationally renowned music, film, and literary festivals, offering a broad spectrum of programming.

If you’re more interested in quiet soulful activities, Mannheim won’t disappoint. Located near the Odenwald and Pfälzerwald forests, a famous wine route wends its way through the region. Luisenpark, near the city center, also offers a unique hybrid of botanical garden, zoo, and urban green space. 

Students can also experience a multicultural city, with tons of leisure and culture activities, from festivals to big fairs. 

For those who are sports fans, Mannheim has some major sports teams, including the SV Waldhof Mannheim and VFR Mannheim soccer teams and the Adler Mannheim ice hockey team. The city is also home to the Mannheim Tornados, the oldest baseball club in Germany.

The University of Mannheim is housed in an historic Baroque palace built between 1720 and 1760. It’s the largest Baroque building in Europe—larger, even, than Versailles. Nearly 14% of the student body comes from abroad and the total student population is around 12,000. Approximately 1,300 are enrolled in the Faculty of Law. The Law Department is one of the larger departments at the University and it has a rich tradition of Civil Law, Criminal Law, Public, and Private Law.

Support in Mannheim

International Office
Meta Geisbüsch LL.M., International Coordinator
Universität Mannheim / University of Mannheim   
Department of Law - Dean's Office

Office of International Relations
Room 114 
 Kaiserring 10-16  
68161 Mannheim  | Germany
Phone: 011-49- 621- 181-1307  |  Fax: 011-49- 621-181-1318
Website: https://www.jura.uni-mannheim.de/en/international/

University of Mannheim
L 1, 1
68131 Mannheim
Phone 011-49-621-181-1151
Fax 011-49-621-181-1161

International Student Handbook: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/media/Universitaet/Dokumente/Downloads_AAA/Study_abroad_at_the_University_of_Mannheim.pdf

Master of Comparative Law (MCL): http://mcbl.uni-mannheim.de/

International Student Services: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/about/centers-institutions-affiliates-and-partners/international-office