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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Mainz, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Housing Options:||Apartment, Independent|
|Areas of Study:||German, History, Political Science||Class Status:||2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other|
|Program Type:||bilateral exchange, study abroad||Language of Instruction:||English, German|
Spend a semester at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany! Mainz is the capital of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. It was the capital of the Electorate of Mainzat the time of the Holy Roman Empire. In antiquity Mainz was a Roman fort city which commanded the west bank of the Rhine and formed part of the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire; it was founded as a military post by the Romans in the late 1st century BC and became the provincial capital of Germania Superior. The city is located on the river Rhine at its confluence with the Main opposite Wiesbaden, in the western part of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main; in the modern age, Frankfurt shares much of its regional importance. The city is famous as the home of the invention of the movable-type printing press, as the first books printed using movable type were manufactured in Mainz by Gutenberg in the early 1450s.
COURSES AND CREDITS
A list of the courses offered at Johannes Gutenberg University is available at the course information link. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).
All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students). Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad. All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale. There is no Pass/Fail.
The JGU Studierendenwerk assists exchange students in finding housing. On campus dormitories and independent accommodation is available.
For the Johannes Gutenberg University exchange, students are responsible for paying:
- Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
- UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
- Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
- Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
- Most students must also purchase German health insurance for approximately 80 euro/month.
All students – including exchange and ERASMUS students – have to pay the semester fee (“Semesterbeitrag“). The semester fee is a mandatory student services charge which entitles students to use the service institutions and benefits at JGU (e.g. student union canteen, sport facilities); thus fee payment is a necessary prerequisite for enrolment. The semester fee is about € 280 and includes a “Semesterticket”.
The semester ticket (“Semesterticket“) entitles you to ride all busses, streetcars and local trains (S-Bahn or Nahverkehrszug) in Mainz and Wiesbaden as well as the in the larger Rhein-Main area. The ticket is valid for the official term period (winter: October 01 to March 31; summer: April 01 to September 30), not just for the lecture period. So basically, the semester ticket obviates the need to buy a car.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.
Exchange students do not have to pass a formal language examination in German in order to qualify for enrolment at JGU. JGU, however, expects intermediate language proficiency in German equivalent to B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR).
In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs. All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad. Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.
For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS
Exchange Student Main Page
An optional, pre-semester German language course is available for exchange students.
Call 662-915-1508 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
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