Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

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

Student experiences


General information for exchange students

Course catalogue

Practical Guides for Exchange Students

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

Art History and Musicology. Subjects taught here include:

  • History of Art
  • Musicology

Students are allowed to take courses at other faculties within the university. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German and English

Housing assistance

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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 € 750) for your everyday expenses during your stay in Mainz:

ca. € 350 dormitory rent
ca. € 110 health insurance (mandatory for students) and
ca. € 350 for food, clothing and other expenditures.


(These are just approximate figures; we cannot guarantee their correctness.)

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

1 place per year. 

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