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  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA Requirement:
3
Housing Option: Apartment, Dormitory
Areas of Study:
Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Rank/Class Status:
2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student
Program Type:
Exchange
Academic Credit:
Credit Evaluation Required, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Education Abroad Coordinator:
Elizabeth Angerman
Program Description:
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Description

 
 

Program

This is a bilateral exchange program based on an agreement between the University of Mannheim and Ohio State University's departments of Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Founded in 1967, the University of Mannheim has quickly become one of Germany's preeminent institutions for business and the social sciences, and it prides itself on its international influences and focus. The university itself resides primarily within the baroque Mannheim Palace and is home to approximately 12,000 full-time students.

Locations

The University of Mannheim is located in the heart of Mannheim, a multicultural city in southwestern Germany with a population of nearly 320,000. During the 18th century, Mannheim was a cultural and intellectual center of Europe and home to a territorial prince of the Holy Roman Empire, giving the city a rich historical, architectural, and cultural legacy. Today, Mannheim is a vibrant capital of trade and industry, filled with cafes, museums, beautiful parks, and cultural events. With a central location and direct connection to Germany's excellent public transportation system, students in Mannheim can easily explore Germany's cosmopolitan cities and charming small towns. 

Prospective students are encouraged to take a campus tour and learn more about the city of Mannheim.

Accommodations

Accepted students will have the option of applying either for a room in one of the university's dorms or for a private room. A fuller explanation can be found here.

Education Abroad Coordinator

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one.
angerman.6@osu.edu 
 

Academics

 

Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Specific registration instructions will be provided in the nomination letter. 

Interested students can begin looking over potential courses on the International Office's website; current course listings can be found on the "Course Catalog" tab. Students wishing to take coursework in German must be prepared to show a B2 level of proficiency (or higher, or equivalent). 

Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.

 
 

Eligibility

 

Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or higher), be Rank 3, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. Additionally, desired requirements include students who are majors or minors in Political Sciences, Psychology, or Sociology who have completed at least one 2000-level course in one of these departments. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Applicants are requested to address the following specific topics in their personal statement: their major, their future career aspirations and how study at the University of Mannheim will support their academic interests in the social sciences. The personal statement should be about 300 words. The personal statement will be a key determining factor in nomination decisions. Complete applications will also include a letter of recommendation from a recent professor in the subdivision of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

Once the application deadline has passed, eligible applicants may be invited for an interview. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made. 

 

Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
 

Financial

 
 

Program Costs

Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included.  In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Scholarships

Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
 

Announcements

 

Information Sessions

  • TBD
 

Websites

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel warnings/country-specific information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (geographic health recommendations)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of an issuance or change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
 

Notices

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/01/2017
02/15/2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
03/15/2017 08/21/2017 06/15/2018
NOTE: These dates are tentative. They include the pre-term orientation for exchange students but not the optional, pre-term German language course. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning. Applicants who choose to enroll in the optional, pre-term German language course must notify their Education Abroad Coordinator.
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
03/15/2017 08/21/2017 12/22/2017
NOTE: These dates are tentative. They include the pre-term orientation for exchange students but not the optional, pre-term German language course. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning. Applicants who choose to enroll in the optional, pre-term German language course must notify their Education Abroad Coordinator.
Spring 2017 04/01/2017
04/01/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 11/15/2017 02/05/2018 06/15/2018
NOTE: These dates are tentative. They include the pre-term orientation for exchange students but not the optional, pre-term German language course. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning. Applicants who choose to enroll in the optional, pre-term German language course must notify their Education Abroad Coordinator.

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