Johannes Gutenberg-Universität is an exchange destination in Mainz, Germany. This destination is specifically for bachelor and master Mathematics students of the Faculty of Science.

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Academic calendar

Winter semester: October- March

Summer semester: April- July

Academic calendar



Areas of study open to exchange students

This partnership is based on a bilateral agreement between Science UU and the Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz within the departement of Mathematics. 

Courses at Master level


Language of instruction

At JGU most of the courses are taught exclusively in German. Only a few subjects are taught in English.

Exchange students do not have to pass a formal language examination in order to qualify for enrolment at JGU. However, intermediate language proficiency in German is expected, to an equivalent of B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR).

The Internationale Studien- und Sprachenkolleg (ISSK) offers German language courses for exchange students during the lecture period.

Estimated living costs per month

Beside the first expenses on your arrival, you will need a certain sum every month (about € 700) for your everyday expenses during your stay in Mainz:

approx. € 300 dormitory rent
approx. € 70 health insurance (mandatory for students) and
approx. € 330 for food, clothing and other expenditures.

More information


ECTS grading system.

Number of places available

4 places per year

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Any questions?

The International Exchange Officer at the Faculty of Science is Liesbeth Achterberg.

  • Open office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-12:00
  • Location: Minnaert building, room 1.17, Leuvenlaan 4, 3584 CE Utrecht
  • For an individual appointment and/or questions send an email to:
  • In case of an urgent matter, phone: 030 - 253 73 15