|Program||Duration & Location||Modules & ECTS Credits||Scholarships||Application Deadline|
|University-wide overseas programs||1-2 semesters at a university overseas||Modules for the specialization phase (electives), typically 30-60 ECTS||Depending on program, e.g. Baden-Württemberg Scholarship BAföG Abroad DAAD||Overseas North (excl. Japan): October 31, 2016 for fall 2017 Overseas South (incl. Japan): April 30, 2018 for spring or fall 2019|
|HKUST||1 semester; spring semester||Modules for the specialization phase (electives), typically 30 ECTS||There are many options available. The most important scholarships are: Baden-Württemberg Scholarship BAföG Abroad DAAD||October 31, 2017 for spring 2019|
|ENTER program||1 full academic year at an ENTER partner university in Europe||All modules for the second year of the master's program, including the master's thesis, are completed at the partner university, typically 60 ECTS||Erasmus (EUR 150-250 per month) and other options||January 31, 2018 for the academic year 2018/19|
|ERASMUS+||1 semester at a chosen European partner university||Modules for the specialization phase (electives), typically 30 ECTS||Erasmus (EUR 150-250 per month) and other options||January 31, 2018 for fall 2018 (or spring 2019)|
University-Wide Overseas Programs
The University of Mannheim offers a variety of overseas exchange programs which are not specifically targeted at a program or department – they are open to students from all fields. We recommend that you do extensive research on the economics programs at these universities before you apply, i.e. to see if they offer interesting modules at an advanced level.
Participants in an overseas program usually spend up to two semesters at the partner university. During that time, they typically take modules from the master’s program in Economics worth 30 to 60 ECTS credits.
You can find a list of all programs open to master’s students with more detailed information about each of them on the International Office’s website.
If your application is successful, you will be granted admission, tuition-free,to one of our partner universities.
Further information on the financial support available for your period of study abroad can be found here. Please note, in most cases you are required to apply for funding separately.
The application deadlines are April 30 for Overseas South (incl. Japan), and October 31 for Overseas North (excl. Japan).
The International Office provides detailed application instructions – please read them carefully.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) offers an excellent Master of Science program in Economics. The program aims to provide solid economic and analytical training to students in order to prepare them for pursuit of higher academic degrees or industry jobs.
The exchange partnership with the HKUST falls under the Overseas North category (application deadline: October 31).
Please find detailed application instructions here.
The European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) is a collaboration between eight of Europe’s leading economics departments, located in Barcelona (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), London (United Kingdom), Madrid (Spain), Mannheim (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Tilburg (the Netherlands), and Toulouse (France).
Within this network, four universities have come together to offer a joint master's program:
Participants in the ENTER master’s program will spend their first year at their home university, while the second year will be completed at one of the partner universities (host university). During their first year, students follow the master's curriculum at their home university. In their second year, they study the master's curriculum at the host university and write their master's thesis there. Coursework is typically completed in English. After fulfilling the requirements of the joint master's program, students are awarded degrees from both universities. Each diploma will stipulate that the student has graduated from the joint master's program and will refer to the programs at the two institutions, which are titled as follows:
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: Master en Análisis Económico (Master in Economic Analysis)
- Universität Mannheim: Master of Science in Economics
- Stockholms Universitet: Masterexamen i nationalekonomi
- Université Toulouse 1: Master in Economics
Students from the University of Mannheim can apply for the ENTER program after completing the core modules from the first semester. The application deadline is January 31.
A detailed description of the ENTER program, relevant dates, and procedures for students whose home university is the University of Mannheim, can be found here.
If you study at a different home university and have selected the University of Mannheim as your host university, please contact the exchange coordinator for more information.
The ERASMUS+ (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) program is a student exchange program, established by the EU in 1987. It forms a major part of the EU's „Lifelong Learning Program“. ERASMUS student mobility is based on „inter-institutional agreements“ between home and host institutions. The master's program in Economics currently has such agreements in place with the following economics departments in Europe:
- Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
- Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
- Università Commerciale 'Luigi Bocconi' di Milano, Italy
- University of Pisa - Sant' Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
- Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Universität Zürich, Switzerland
- École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE), Paris, France
- École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information (ENSAI), Reness, France
Participants in the ERASMUS+ exchange program usually spend one semester (preferably the third semester of the degree program) at the partner university. During this semester, they typically take modules from the master's program in Economics at the host institution worth 30 ECTS credits.
Students from the University of Mannheim can apply for the ERASMUS+ program after completing the core modules from the first semester. The application deadline is January 31.
A detailed description of ERASMUS+ exchange opportunities, relevant dates, and procedures for students whose home university is the University of Mannheim, can be found here.
If you study at a different home university and have selected the University of Mannheim as your ERASMUS+ host university, please contact the exchange coordinator for more information.