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Recognition of Credits

As soon as you have finished all of your courses, the host university will create a transcript of records for you, which will either be given to you or sent directly to the University of Mannheim. It is very important that the transcript contains the names of the courses you have completed, the number of (ECTS) credits earned per course, and your grades.

Your transcript is required so that the credits earned at your host institution can be recognized by the University of Mannheim. To begin the recognition process, please contact the program manager at the University of Mannheim Mr. Herdtweck.

As part of the recognition process, you are required to show the original version of your transcript to the university. This means that you must either submit the original transcript via post, submit a copy certified by the International Office or make an appointment with Mr. Herdtweck to show him the original version.

Furthermore, a confirmation from the International Office is required which states that you have submitted a report on your exchange. Please submit this confirmation with your recognition request.

Once you have asked the university to recognize your credits, the next steps are typically as follows:

  • The University of Mannheim recognizes the courses listed on your Learning Agreement
  • The grades awarded to you by your host institution are converted into grades from the German grading system. You can find more information on grade transfer here
  • The Department will notify Student Services office that your courses have been recognized
  • You will be able to see the recognized courses and grades in your student account, and can collect a new transcript. The credits obtained at your host institution, which have been recognized by the University of Mannheim, are clearly marked as such on your transcript.