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 2020/21 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 2020/21

The existing deadlines and admission requirements for application and admission to a master’s program for the winter semester 2020/21 still apply. To apply for a master's program, you have to provide proof of 135 credit points earned during the previous bachelor's degree.

Applicants who have been admitted to the summer semester 2020 but choose not to accept their study place and wish to withdraw from enrollment must reapply for the winter semester 2020/21.

We are closely monitoring the situation in view of the corona pandemic and working hard on finding a solution for the sports aptitude test. We will contact everyone who has registered for the aptitude test. Please also check the institute’s website regularly.

Information for International Applicants

Please use the contact form or call Student Service - International Admissions (+49 6131 39-22525).

Recognition of foreign certificates

If it is currently not possible to have your certificates officially notarized; your online application and the uploaded documents are sufficient for processing. 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 match the uploaded documents, we will not issue the final certificate and the validity of the preliminary certificate will be cancelled immediately.

Applicants for the winter semester 2020/21

Language certificates are usually entrance requirements and not admission requirements. It is therefore sufficient if you provide proof by the time of enrollment and not necessarily before the application deadline.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for admission to the Studienkolleg for the winter semester 2020/21 (autumn term). The next semester for which you can regularly apply is the summer semester 2021 (spring term).

If you want to prepare online for the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) in Nov/Dec 2020, you can apply for the external assessment test. Please note that if you do not pass the external assessment test, it is not possible to be attend the Studienkolleg. You have only two attempts to pass the test. If you fail twice, it is not possible to study in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for the preparatory German course for the winter semester 2020/21 (autumn term). The next semester for which you can apply is summer semester 2021 (spring term).


You are an applicant with a non-European citizenship

For applicants* from abroad, this confirmation will be provided with the letter of admission in the download area in Jogustine. You do not need to submit an application.

You are a German or equivalent German applicant

Once you have been admitted, you can apply for a certificate of attendance at attendance events by e-mail to, quoting your application number.

You are a registered student and are in a foreign country

You can apply for the certificate via Together with your request, please send a confirmation from your study office regarding your participation in classroom lectures in the winter semester 2020/21. The certificate will be available in the download area in Jogustine.

Financial Emergency

In financial emergencies that occur through no fault of your own, JGU’s  AStA offers interest-free loans and subsidies through a relief fund for support paying 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 take up contact to the Studierendenwerk via e-mail:

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).

Many sectors, such as grocery stores, delivery services, or distribution centers are looking for temporary help especially now, during the corona pandemic.

Agricultural businesses, too, have called on students to work as harvesters. You can find relevant offers in the following job exchanges (in German):

How to Contact Student Services

Starting Thursday, December 17th, 2020, the Student Service Center will be closed until further notice and can be reached by phone via the Student Service hotline (+49 6131 39 22122, Mo-Do 10-12 + 13-15 Uhr, Fr. 10-12) and also by email.

Counseling Services

The Student Advisory Center  has adapted its advisory services according to the current situation (link in German). You can call us here +49-6131-39 22122

We’re also happy to help via e-mail (

You can also contact your Academic Advisory Office directly for subject-specific questions (link in German).