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  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, German GPA: 2.5
Housing Option: Student Arranged, Student Residence Hall Areas of Study: Accounting, Business, Communication, English, German, History, International Relations, International Studies, Marketing, Media/Media Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Program Type: BGSU Exchange Program Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Michelle Ploeger
Program Description:


For this program, preference will be given to students studying media & communication.

The University of Mannheim remains among the top ten universities in Germany, and is the best German university with a student body of under 25,000, moving up four spots to 102nd place worldwide. On top of that, the university has also scored excellently in the rankings by subject: in Business and Economics it is placed at 23, in the Social Sciences at 55.   

The University of Mannheim (UMA) is a public research university with an undergraduate student enrollment of over 7,000. Its main building is the Mannheim palace, pictured above, which is the second largest baroque palace in Europe (second only to Versailles in Paris). In recent years, the university has sought to recruit students globally. For this reason, most of the faculty at the university are fluent in English, and there are several courses taught entirely in English each semester. Overall, the university is recognized as a site for excellence in education, as the School of Humanities (which houses Media & Communications) has been accredited by ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification, and Quality Assurance Institute. Many of the course offered at the University of Mannheim are similar to those offered in the Department of Media and Communications at BGSU making it a good match for international exchange. 

For more helpful information about being an exchange student at The University of Mannheim click HERE. 

Mannheim is a multicultural city in the northern corner of the state of Baden-Württemberg and is about 70 km south of Frankfurt. With a population of 320,000, it has a city center small enough to be explored by foot, but also big enough to offer a vibrant urban life with lots of cafés, cinemas, cultural events and museums. The university campus has a very central location and is within walking distance of the city center.Thanks to Mannheim’s central location and direct connection to Germany's extensive public transportation system, a variety of charming German towns are easily within reach. Even France and Switzerland are only a relatively short journey away!

To learn more about Mannheim click HERE. 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

Students can apply for student housing through residential services or search for a room on the private market. Student housing is quite limited at Mannheim, so students seeking this option are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Housing options are more readily available during the Spring semester.

To learn more about your options click this LINK. 

Students are able to take courses in Business, the Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology), the Humanities (Languages, History, and Media Studies), Economics, and Legal Studies in English and in German (proof of language competency is required) at both graduate and undergraduate levels. See the course catalog to view courses offered in English and in German HERE 

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad.

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser
If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad. For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.

Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.  

BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. 

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition (12-18 credit hours) Tuition & Fees can be found on the Bursar's WEBSITE (undergraduate, instate/out of state).
Education Abroad Fee  $50.00
Excess Credit Fee 19+ $200 per credit
Health Insurance  BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
 *Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare  $1200
Books, Materials and Supplies $300
Meals $700
Personal Expenses $1000
Public Transportation €175 per semester
Housing €315 - 440 per month (see LINK)
Student Services Fee €110 per semester (federally-mandated fee in Germany)
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 


**We will follow the university payment/refund policies and schedules

Health Insurance Coverage
Students are also strongly advised to purchase mandated German health insurance, which costs around 80 EUR per month (about $88.60 as of July 2015). Exchange students may be granted an exemption from compulsory health insurance, the conditions of which will be checked by a representative of a public health insurance company in Mannheim. For this you must bring a copy of your insurance documentation including a description of coverage provided. German coverage is strongly recommended because foreign insurance companies cannot be billed directly in Germany, so all medical costs would have to be paid upfront by the patient and reimbursed later under foreign coverage, which could end up being very costly.

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
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