Topic & Issues
Person or Institution to Contact
General advice on choosing a degree subject and studying in Mannheim; pros and cons of each degree program; admission requirements for each program, application forms, enrollment procedures and deadlines, etc.
General academic advising from the Student Services office
General questions on studying Economics in Mannheim
For school pupils: Program Manager
For students: Academic Advisor
If you would like to get some tips and advice on the program from current students of Economics, get in touch with the departmental student committee for Economics.
Recognition of coursework and examinations completed at another higher education institution (transfers between universities and semesters abroad)
Dr. Christiane Cischinsky, who works for the chair of the examination committee for the bachelor’s program (Prof. Trenkler)
Studying and interning abroad in general
Specific questions on the various exchange programs
The contact persons named for each program in the guide to studying abroad can answer your questions on the exchange programs.
Documents required to receive federal student aid (BAföG)
The university must complete a form which states that you have achieved the number of ECTS credits required to continue receiving BAföG. You can collect this form from the BAföG office or download it from the BAföG website.
Computer facilitiesfor Economics students, equipment available in the PC rooms, etc.
The main contact is the staff member in the PC room. Direct any specific questions to the head of the PC room.
General computer facilities for students, Internet access, e-mail
Evaluating teaching, accreditation
For support with matters related to equal opportunity
Requesting information material on studying Economics in Mannheim
Selecting a specialization for your bachelor’s program at Heidelberg University
ECTS credit system
See the page European Credit Transfer System
Support for personal problems
Literature, data bases, media etc. for students of Economics
Ms. Steeb, the subject librarian for Economics
Vacancies for student assistant positions (Department of Economics, professors, and institutes)
Please check each professor’s bulletin boards. Vacancies for students are typically posted through the departmental mailing list vwl-studium. You can also ask at the secretary’s office for each professor, or contact the Department Manager to find out if there are vacancies in the dean's office.
Seeking permission to study a parallel program
Please see this website if you enrolled in 2016 or later.
Ms. Rosenkranz, who works at the dean's office in the Department of Economics, provides administrative support in matters relating to doctorates (managing files, organizing examination dates, issuing certificates etc.). For information on other matters, especially on admission as a doctoral candidate and supervision, please contact the chair holder or Graduate School. Find out more here.
Questions on examination regulations and degree plans
Please note: The academic advisor and the departmental student committee can help you to interpret the examination regulations if you have a question that is frequently asked. Only the examination committee is able to provide legally binding information on examination-related matters.
General information on organizing exams
Research support, accessing information in general
Suggesting improvements for the classes and degree programs at the Department of Economics
Suggesting general improvements at university level
University administration, Division VI – Room Management and Organization, Mr. Tomesch, E-mail: tomeschverwaltung.uni-mannheim.de
Housing, federal student aid (BAföG), the Mensa, social counseling services, child care, international student ID card