Information for Applicants During the Corona Pandemic

Due to the current situation, you are probably very unsure about your application to study at JGU. Perhaps you were planning on applying for the winter semester 2021/22 and wonder what impact the corona pandemic will have on your application, the admission procedure and enrollment.

We would like to support you and have therefore collected answers to the most important questions for you.

Applications for the Winter Semester 2021/22

The application deadlines for nationwide as well as university undergraduate study programs with restricted admission will be postponed from July 15th to July 31, 2021.

You can find information about whether a study program has restricted admission on the respective study program profile.

The application deadlines for masters's programs still apply.

The application deadlines for all other study programs still apply as well. For detailed information on all application deadlines, go to https://www.studying.uni-mainz.de/periods-and-deadlines.

Yes, the aptitude tests will take place. Information about what to take notice of due to the corona pandemic can be found on the following pages:

Aptitude Test Sport

Aptitude Test Fine Arts

Aptitude Test Music

Semester and Lecture Periods

No, the lecture period will start as planned on October 18, 2021 (applying also for students in their first semester in medicine and dentistry) and end on February 5, 2022.

The introductory week ("Einführungswoche") for students in their first semester will take place October, 11-15, 2021.

Information for International Applicants

In the winter semester 2021/22 the lectures at JGU will take place on the Campus. If you need a certificate for that as a proof for your entry into Germany or visa application, you can request the certification via studsek@uni-mainz.de. It will be provided subsequently in the download area in JOGU-StINe.

If it is currently not possible for you to have your certificates officially certified, your online application and the uploaded documents are sufficient for processing to begin with. Please make sure that you upload all the documents required for evaluation (original language and, if necessary, translation) in the application. You will receive a preliminary certificate of recognition with limited validity.
You will have to submit the printed and signed application including all necessary documents as soon as possible. You will then receive a final certificate. If the submitted documents do not correspond with the uploaded documents, we will not issue the final certificate and suspend the validity of the preliminary certificate.

>> Further Information regarding the Recognition

Finances

The Bundesministerium für Bildungs und Forschung (BMBF) has announced in a statement on March, 13, 2020, that students receiving BAföG do not have to worry about any disadvantages due to the corona crisis. Appropriate arrangements have been made. You find Information about BAföG during the corona pandemic on the BMBF's BAföG webpage.

Due to the current situation, all BAföG-Amt consultation hours on location have been cancelled. The service center will still be accessible via phone (+49 6131 39-22420 und -23129).
Please check emergency mode telephone consultation hours as well as the extended telephone consultation hours of your personal official in charge on www.bafoeg.uni-mainz.de.
You can also contact BAföG-Amt via e-mail at bafoeg@uni-mainz.de!

In financial emergencies that occur through no fault of your own, JGU’s AStA offers interest-free loans and subsidies to pay for the semester fee, for rent, or for health insurance, for example.


The Studierendenwerk Mainz can help in financial crises through its Emergency Aid Fund, as well. You can find information for quick help and financial support during the corona crisis here (link in German). It’s best to contact the Studierendenwerk via e-mail:


Considering finances, the Familien-Servicebüro also supports students and students doing their doctorate with family commitments with an emergency relief fund as well as a scholarship https://www.familienservice.uni-mainz.de/finanzen-fuer-studierende/stipendien-fuer-studierende-mit-kind-2.

You can find a number of part-time jobs using the employment agency’s job exchange. Those looking for work can also contact the job-seeker hotline (+49-800-4 5555 00 or +49 6131-248 777).
A search for employment can also be filled out online (link in German).

Regarding Grundsicherung/SGBII:

https://con.arbeitsagentur.de/prod/cmsportal/marketing/corona-grundsicherung

Many sectors, such as restaurants, grocery stores, delivery services or distribution centers are looking for temporary help.

How to Contact Student Services

The student services are open for public consultation. You can find the current opening hours for the Infodesk on the website of student services.

Counseling Services

The Student Advisory Center is offering advisory services regarding choosing your study program and application strategies. You can call us (+49 6131-39 22122, Mo - Fr 9-12 Uhr + Mo - Do 13-16 Uhr) to easily make an appointment for a consultation call.

We are also happy to answer your questions by mail: zsb@uni-mainz.de.


You would like to know how studying feels like and gain insight into students' lives?
Our Study Ambassadors are students of different ranges of studies and talk about their own experiences. You can contact the Study Ambassadors by mail or phone (+49 6131 39-21073 (Mo, Di, Do 14-16 Uhr und Fr 11-13 Uhr).


In case of subject-specific questions, you can also contact your Academic Advisory Office directly.


The Familien-Servicebüro offers important information and tips for parents (-to-be) and relatives taking care of family members during the corona pandemic: www.familienservice.uni-mainz.de/corona-familie.

In addition, the regular consultation services of Familien-Servicebüro are of course still available by mail, phone or video conference.