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

Student experiences
Academic calendar

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

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Requirements

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

Yes

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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Credits

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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046

internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.

Staff

Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)