Terms and conditions

For the first cohorts of our program, we have special terms of participation, since the program is part of a government-funded scientific project at Mannheim University. 


Participation in the program will be tuition-free until February 2019.Starting from March 2019, we plan to offer already tested courses for payment, new courses will still be free of charge. The list of fee-based courses can be found here.

Terms of participation

Participants are expected to attend the on-site event in Mannheim in June (Connect@IPSDS), to participate in the program evaluation, and to spend the same amount of time overall on all activities in the course as in an on-site course.


Since our program is still under development as part of a government-funded scientific project we cannot offer a Master degree at this point. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for every class they successfully attend. These certificates are expected to be accredited towards a Master’s degree, once such a degree is officially offered in the program.

Application form

The application form is now online and can be found here.

Deadline for Admission

Early admission deadline: December 4, 2018
Final deadline: January 31, 2019


If you have any questions concerning the admission process, please have a look at our FAQs or contact ipsds@uni-mannheim.de