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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)

Address: Saarstraße 21, 55122 Mainz, Germany

Description Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)

  • Established: 1477
  • Location: Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Language of instruction: German, English
  • Number of students: 35,000
  • Type: state.

Mainz University is one of the top ten oldest universities in Germany. In 2010, the university underwent structural reform: it was divided into ten faculty departments.

The University of Mainz occupies one of the leading positions in the ranking of universities in terms of the number of foreign students: today, about 35,000 students from more than 120 countries study here.

The educational institution has received worldwide recognition as a powerful research structure: it is famous for its research in the fields of particle and hadron physics, materials science, translational medicine, American studies and historical cultural heritage.

Training is carried out at the faculties:

  • Medical
  • Biological
  • Philosophy and Philology
  • Protestantism
  • Catholicism
  • Culturologists, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
  • Law and Economics
  • Stories
  • Management
  • Land sciences
  • Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals
  • Physicists
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Social sciences

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)

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  • Duration of study: 3 years
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time
  • Beginning of training: September.
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  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time
  • Beginning of training: September.


  • A wide range of research opportunities
  • The main goal of the university is the exchange of scientific knowledge.
  • University is fully open
  • All members of the university board, including students, are actively involved in the strategic planning of the future university
  • Opportunity to get an education at an educational institution of the 15th century that has preserved a special historical atmosphere
  • All university buildings are next to each other in the city center
  • Most training programs are free even for foreign citizens - only a semester fee of 300 € is charged to students.

Equipment Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)

On the basis of the university there are:

  • German Center for Sustainability
  • Mainz Translational Biomedicine Research School
  • Gutenberg Research College
  • Improvement Initiative
  • Research Network "Precision Physics"
  • Graduate School of Excellence.

All university structures are equipped with the latest technology.

For students work:

  • Dormitories
  • Canteens
  • Libraries
  • Shops, pharmacies
  • Postal office
  • Bank
  • Cafeterias.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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