Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Mainz, Germany.

"Mainz is good for students who want more free time to pursue their research interests than they are able to find in Utrecht" - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Term): approximately October – February
Semester II (Summer Term): approximately April – July

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The Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz expect intermediate language proficiency in German equivalent to B1 since only a few departments offer courses in English. 

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can take Musicology courses at the Institute of Art History and Musicology. Also, students are allowed to take 50% of the courses or a maximum of 15 ECTS at other institutes within the university. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German and English

Housing assistance

For a comfortable room not too far from the university, students can expect to pay a monthly rent of around € 300 to € 450. 

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Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

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:

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

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information

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More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to