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. 


Starting from March 2019, we 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 May/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 not available at present.

Deadlines for Admission

Applications can be submitted from mid-February 2020 to mid-May 2020.


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