Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

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The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Germany is one of the largest and diverse public university in Germany. It sits in rank 24th in Germany and 442th in the world. This university founded in 1477 and offers courses and programs higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Ten faculties available in this university such as Faculty of Catholic and Protestant Theology, Social Sciences, Media and Sports, Law, Management and Economics, Medicine, Philosophy and Philology, Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies, History and Cultural Studies, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biology.

The international student may apply to this university.



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Mainz is the capital and largest city of Rhineland-Palatinate with 250.000 inhabitants. It located in the left bank of the Rhine river.

It was a French architect and town-planner, Marcel Lods, who produced a Le Corbusier-style plan of an ideal architecture after the city severely damaged in World War II.

The main sights around Mainz are The Iron Tower, Romano-Germanic Central Museum, The Mainz Old Town, and Kunsthalle Mainz museum. There are also numerous festivals and celebrations in Mainz like the annual wine market, the Midsummer St. John's Night Festival (Johannisnacht), carnival or the Christmas fair.


Johannes Gutenberg University unites all institutions on one urban campus. The institutions include research facilities such as the TRIGA research reactor or the MAMI electron accelerator. It attracts scientists attention to come to this university.

Almost all of the institution of Johannes Gutenberg University located close to the city center. It is also the place where four institution’s partners reside. The Institute of European History (IEG) and the Roman-Germanic Central Museum (RGZM) - are located slightly further away in the inner city.

Johannes Gutenberg University also has a library with 3 million collections of books. Other facilities such as Lecture hall, seminar room, sports center, gymnasium hall, student service center, laboratory, research center, cultural establishments center, restaurants and cafes and other facilities that can support student activity.

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Johannes Gutenberg University provides the international student housing inside the campus area as long as the student applies within the deadline. The residence halls are Protestant Student Center, Catholic University Congregation and Studentenwohnheim Rhein-Main e.V.

The student can search for apartments and rooms on the private housing market. But some housing that closes by is the shared flats near the student canteen in the Philosophicum (Jakob-Welder-Weg 18), the ReWi-Haus (Jakob-Welder-Weg 9), and SB II (Colonel-Kleinmann-Weg 2).


The ratio between administrative staff and students are 1:11. Total of the administrative staff is 2800 people. The academic staff consists of professors, contract lecturers, and research staff.

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JGU provides career center and consultation to help graduates decide their career and help to find a job opening. Graduates from JGU can also check the alumni pages where the job offering available for fresh graduates. The alumni association also make an event to help students and graduates understand the working experience.

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