Summer Research: University of Mannheim

The University of Mannheim is well known for its distinct profile, its business orientation and its international approach. Mannheim’s renowned Economics and Social Sciences Programs are closely intertwined with Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Computer Sciences. The University of Mannheim is mainly located in Mannheim Palace, the largest baroque palace in Germany.

Students can participate in research projects in the field of Statistics, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics, however this opportunity is open to all students interested in statistics, research methods and survey design!


Credit Equivalency: 5.0 credits at UofT = 60 credits. Note: Instead of getting a transcript from the host university, admitted students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at U of T.

Research projects: German Internet Panel (GIP) – supervised by Professor Annalies Blom, a large-scale longitudinal survey data collection project


– Good understanding of statistics and/or data analytics (least B+)
– Good understanding of research methodology, particularly quantitative data collection
– Knowledge of at least one statistical programming language (preferably R or Stata, SPSS and SAS are acceptable if syntax is used)
– Additional programming skills are a plus, but not mandatory
– A keen interest in data science and quantitative data collection.

Additional Application Requirements: Students applying to this opportunity must submit a Motivation Letter addressed to GIP, Proof of Required Prerequisites, and Academic Transcript as one PDF document through the CIE application portal by the application deadline.

Housing: tbc

Funding: Students applying to University of Mannheim for 12 weeks should also apply for Globalink Research Award. Successful GRA applicants will not be considered for the $3000 CIE funding or IE Award because the GRA amount is the greater of the two.


Subjects Available at Host: Sociology, Political Science, Statistical Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics

Program Type: Research

Accepting Applications: No

Application Deadline: December 3, 2019

Timeline: 8-12 weeks, starting on June 1st

Country: Germany

City: Mannheim

Institution: University

Language of Study: English

Level of Study: Undergrad

Credit: Varies

Open to Programs at UofT: Arts and Science (St. George), Arts and Science (UTM), Arts and Science (UTSC)

Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT

Program Fees: 190 EUR

Funding: $3000 + Possibility of IE Award OR Globalink Research Award

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum cGPA 2.25 and 2+ years of study completed