Studying for a degree at JGU

Requirements for studying at JGU

Below you find information on how to apply at JGU as international student.

Country-specific requirements (important information!)

Formal requirements

Recognition of foreign certificates and if applicable recognition of study and examination achievements from abroad

Language requirements German or other foreign language




Two-step application procedure

If you would like to apply for a degree course at the JGU with foreign certificates, please note the two-steps application procedure.


1. Application for recognition


Application for recognition of foreign certificates (duration approx. 6 weeks)



2. Online application


After receiving the certificate of recognition: Online application on JOGU-StINe


More information about the application procedure in general can be found here.


Current note: JGU assumes that courses can be held in attendance again in the winter semester 2021/22. Therefore, please organize your move to Mainz in time. In case you have to apply for a visa first, please try to make an appointment with your German mission abroad as early as the end of August/beginning of September and arrange your arrival in Germany.
For information on accommodation in Mainz and student life at JGU, visit Studying at JGU.

Courses available at JGU

undergraduate courses available at JGU see here

graduate courses available at JGU see here

doctoral studies, PHD see here