Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Johannes Gutenberg University Of Mainz

About the university

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz was established in 1477. It is one of the ten largest and most diverse universities in Germany. Located in Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate, this university is also home to 289 degrees courses. From January 2005, this university was recognized into 11 faculties of studies.

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Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

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Overall Ranking

Johannes Gutenberg University is ranked 215 of 14,160 in the world, 75 of 2,789 in Europe and 18 of 370 in Germany, 1 of 18 in Rhineland Palatinate, and 1 of 3 in Mainz.


Courses offered for international students

There are so many courses for international students. Few popular courses are mentioned below:

  • Executive M.B.A (2 years)
  • Masters of Science Management (2 years)
  • Masters of Education in Computer Science (2 years)
  • M.sc in Applied Bioinformatics( 2 years)
  • M.A in Philosophy/Ethics (2 years)

Scholarship and Financial Aid

No information about this is given on University’s portal. In case of any update, data will be updated here as well

Internships near university

Mainz offers excellent internships for undergraduates and for master’s students at JGU. Mainz has also supported more than 50 internship students all over the world and more than 45 master’s students for internship projects abroad. They also provide PRISMA+ internships in Physics for outstanding students.

Jobs near university

JGU also offers jobs at the campus. They have the posts of Academic Staff Member in Film or Television, Academic Staff Member in Lon Mobility and Mass Spectrometry, Research Associate, etc. Students can also do part-time jobs in companies like DHL, LIEBLANG.COM, Levi Strauss  & CO., Infarm, etc.

Housing and Accommodation

The admission to study JGU does not include a room for students. Students can expect cheap rooms near the university. This is the perfect place for university students to communicate with other students. Students can expect to pay monthly around 350 Euro to 500 Euro per month. During the term break, all dormitories are open so they don’t have to look for accommodation.

Cost of living

There are no tuition fees for students in this university. Students have to pay a social fee like all other students at German University. They have to pay 326.11 Euro per semester. Students can expect monthly expenditures of a total of some 810 Euro(350 Euro dormitory rent, 110 euro health insurance, and some 350 euro for food, clothing, and other expenditures included).

CategoryExpensive City [in Euro]Average [in Euro]Small town [in Euro]Comments
Rent 500375200Depending on the location
Semester Fees350200110Per semester
Transportation000The cost of transportation is already included in the semester fees.
Public Insurance110110110Insurance does not depend on cities.
Private Insurance353535you can choose either public or private insurance.
Radio Bill18.3618.3618.36Per month
Mobile20158Mobile bill does not depend on cities. Usually it cost 8-20 euro per month
Groceries220200160Depending on your choice
Miscellaneous200150100Depending on your choice
Total [with Public Insurance]1,4181,068.36706.36Per month
Total [with Private Insurance]1,343993.63631.36Per month

Places to visit near University

Being the capital and largest city of Rhineland Palatinate, Mainz has several places to visit. St. Stephen’s Church is one of the most beautiful places to visit. You can visit The Gutenberg Museum. It is the oldest printing museum in the world. You can also visit the Mainz State Museum, Museum of Ancient Seafaring, Mainz Cathedral, Marktplatz, St. Augustine’s Church. Apart from that, Mainz Botanical Garden is a mandatory visit.

Visit the following links for more information :

University Page

Application Portal

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