|If you have obtained your school leaving certificate or a study degree abroad, you will need a certificate of recognition of your foreign certificates and diplomas in order to apply for a course of study at the JGU. This applies to both foreign applicants and Germans.|
The application for recognition of foreign certificates can be filed at any time.
The processing takes about 6 weeks, thus we advise you to take the application deadlines for the desired course of study into account and to submit the application early.
Online application deadline (studies) minus time of processing your documents minus post delivery time = latest application date (recognition)
First you have to pay the processing fee. This fee is currently 60 € + any transfer fees.You will find the account data in the click instructions for the application for recognition.
1 Go to our application portal JOGU-StINe and click on "Create Account" to generate an applicant account.
2. Log in with your account and click on "Application/Registration > My applications"
3. Complete the application as described in our guide for the application for recognition (see "downloads"). Under "Which degree program do you want to apply for", please select either:
- "Degree program (i.e. Bachelor, Master)" or
- "Degree program (doctoral program)".
4. Click on "Find courses offered" and select "Recognition of foreign certificates and diplomas" as your subject.
5. Please fill in the application form thoroughly and submit your application online.
6. Submit the printed, personally signed application form including all required documents.
Application for recognition before applying for a course of study
The application for recognition is the normal case.
Apply for recognition online via Jogustine by filling out the application form completely and submitting it electronically. Then print out your application form and submit it together with all required documents (see the checklist of your application) to the Student Services - International Admissions Office.
Please note: You must submit all the certificates of previous education that are to be evaluated in the original language and translation (except for French and English documents) as officially certified copies.
We will notify you by e-mail as soon as we receive your application by post.
Electronic Application for Recognition
If you do not currently have the opportunity to have your diploma documents officially certified or to send us your application by mail, you can first submit a purely electronic application for recognition. Please select the electronic application in the application details and then give reasons why you need to submit your application electronically. You will be asked to upload all necessary documents (certificates and grade sheets in original language and translation, copy of passport/ID card, other proofs) in electronic form to the online application.
Your application will be processed based on the information provided online and the uploaded documents. You will receive a temporary certificate with limited validity.
As soon as you wish to enroll at JGU for your studies, you will have to present a final certificate of recognition. You can apply for this by submitting an application in Jogustine for a permanent certificate of recognition.
Urgent request for recognition
You can submit an urgent application for recognition if you have acquired the certificates for university admission in the 6 weeks before the application deadline and wish to apply for a basic course of study (Bachelor's/State Examination) at JGU Mainz.
You can print out the urgent application and send it by mail together with all required documents (see checklist of your application). You will receive a certificate of recognition valid for an unlimited period of time.
You can also submit the express application electronically. It will then be processed using the information provided online and uploaded documents. You will receive a temporary certificate with limited validity. As soon as you wish to enroll at JGU, you must present a final certificate of recognition. You can apply for this by submitting an application in Jogustine for a permanent certificate of recognition.
Application for issuance of an unlimited certificate of recognition.
You can only apply for an unlimited (final) certificate of recognition if you have already received a provisional certificate from JGU and submit this provisional certificate together with the ne application. No processing fee is due.
You can apply in Jogustine by completing the application form in full and submitting it electronically. In the Application Details, select the Application for an unlimited certificate of recognition. Then print out the application form and submit it together with all required documents (see checklist of your application) to the Student Services - International Admissions Office.
Please note: You must submit all certificates of previous education that are to be evaluated in the original language and translation (except for French and English documents) as officially certified copies.
You can find out exactly which certificates you have to submit on the checklist of your application for recognition:
School leaving certificate (award certificate + overview of subjects and grades)
if applicable: University entrance examination certificate (only for countries in which a university entrance examination is required for admission to a course of study)
University certificates (award certificate + overview of subjects and grades)
Uncertified copy of the personal page of your passport
For certificates in languages other than English, German or French:
Please submit an officially certified copy of the certificate in the original language and additionally an officially certified copy of an official translation into German or English.
The application for recognition must be handed in as personally signed cooy.
Only applications with complete documents (see checklist in your application) can be processed. Incomplete applications may be rejected.
The processing fee is due at the time of application. Your application for recognition will not be processed without receipt of payment.
You do not need a certificate of recognition? Exceptions can be found on our "Information sheet on fee collection" (see right column "Downloads"). All other persons with foreign qualifications must submit an application for recognition.
If your application was successful, you will receive the certificate of recognition of foreign qualifications after approx. 6 weeks.
The certificate will be uploaded online on JOGU-StINe and is valid without signature and stamp as it contains a verification code.
Please download the certificate of recognition in time and save it externally as long as you still have access to your application account.
If you have to present the certificate in paper form, please simply print it out.