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Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management

International studies with the Erasmus+ Programme

With the Programme Erasmus+, the EU aims to improve the skill level, the employability of young people, modernise general and professional education as well as youth work. Since 2014, HdWM is a member of the Erasmus+ programme. It is already the second accreditation for the management university and allows HdWM students to visit Erasmus partner universities as well as to receive exchange students from other institutions until 2027.

The University of Applied Management Studies (Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management – HdWM) is always happy to welcome students from partnering institutions in the framework of the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

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How do I apply for a semester at HdWM?

Apply for exchange

To take part in the Erasmus+ programme at HdWM, you first need to contact the Erasmus coordinator at your home institution to express your interest. You can only study under the Erasmus+ programme if your home university has an Erasmus agreement in place with us.

After the successful completion of your application at your home university, you must then be officially nominated for the exchange program at HdWM. You can take a look at the HdWM Erasmus Key Data Sheet.

Application Deadlines

June 15th for the winter semester
December 15th for the summer semester

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Which degree programmes can I study?

Course Catalogues

At our university, courses are taught in English and German. Therefore, you must at least have a B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in English or C1 in German. For all questions concerning courses and study programmes, students may contact the corresponding Erasmus departmental coordinator. For more information take a look at the HdWM Erasmus Key Data Sheet.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 (ECHE) is issued by the Europea Commission. It proves that a university fulfils all requirements for a successful participation in the Erasmus programme. The University of Applied Management Studies (HdWM) received the Erasmus+ university charter for the current runtime (2021-2027) and is therefore entitled to participate in the programme.

This document informs students about their rights and responsibilities, and what they can expect from their home institution and the receiving university or company during each phase of the programme. It is handed out to all students before their stay abroad.

Here, you can view the European Policy Statement.

For more information and consultation about the Erasmus+ mobility options, please contact the HdWM International Office or the international office of your home institution.

Academic calendar

At German universities, the academic year is divided into two terms: Winter semester and summer semester. The winter semester begins officially on October 1st and ends on March 31st. The summer term begins on April 1st and ends on September 30th. For more Information, see here.

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Which documents do I have to hand in for my application?

Forms and documents

Please use the following form to apply for your exchange studies at HdWM.

  • Application Form for Incoming Exchange Students. Fill out the application form completely and carefully on computer. Make sure that all the data you provided is correct, especially your e-mail address.
  • For Erasmus+ students: Erasmus+ Learning Agreement

In addition to these documents, we also need your

  • Transcript of records from your home institution
  • Copy of the I.D. page of your passport

Testimonials of our students

Nicolas Acosta
(BA Management in International Business)
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“My Erasmus mobility was one of the best experience of my educational and personal life. I’m very grateful to Erasmus for giving me the opportunity to participate in this program.”

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How do I prepare my stay at HdWM?

General information

In the following, we will provide you with general information to help you plan and prepare for your time as an Erasmus+ exchange student at HdWM.

Before your arrival

You have been admitted to the University of Applied Management Studies – Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management (HdWM) in Mannheim. In this section you will find information that will help you prepare for your stay in Mannheim/Germany.

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After your arrival

In this section, you can find information about what to do once you have arrived in Mannheim.

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Before your departure

Before you leave Mannheim, you must first take care of certain administrative tasks. Here are the things you need to do before leaving Mannheim.

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German Classes

Getting along in a foreign country without speaking the language can be quite challenging. Although German skills are not required in the English track study programmes, they can help in everyday situation such as shopping or while applying as a working student in a German company.

HdWM therefore offers German classes for beginners every semester.

Discover Mannheim

Mannheim is a city in southern Germany in the northwest of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. It is the second largest city in the state after the capital Stuttgart. Mannheim is characterized as the city of joie de vivre. Here you can find plenty of information about our city.

Your contact person International Office Jorge Luis Rojas Dominguez
Jorge Luis Rojas Dominguez International Office +49 (0)621 490 890-76 international-office@hdwm.org
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