The MTSU Exchange at Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat offers students the opportunity to spend a semester or academic year in Mainz, Germany. With approximately 35,000 students from more than 130 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University ranks as one of Germany's largest universities and is the scientific and academic center of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). About 4,200 international students from over 130 countries are registered at Johannes Gutenberg University. International students constitute approximately 12 % of its registered students. The expansive campus, gated by the old Forum courtyard, is almost a city in its own right. More than 2,200 academics teach and research in more than 150 institutes and faculties.
All across Germany, Mainz is famous for the charm and self-effacing humour of its 200,000 residents. But humility aside, they do have things to brag about - if that were their style. After all, the state capital of Rhineland Palatinate is home to one of the oldest universities in the country and is a major hub for transportation and commerce, connected to the buzzing Rhine-Main region with Frankfurt's international money markets at its center. Add to that the scenic beauty and culinary delights of the stretched-out Rhine valley region and you have a place that many folks love to call home. The same goes for students. Over 40,000 students are signed up at the city's higher educational facilities, adding their youthful energy to the city's reputed charms. Mainz is easily reached from Frankfurt International Airport in 25 minutes by commuter railway.
Students generally live in campus dormitories at Johannes Gutenberg University. It is recommended to apply for a room with Studentenwerk Mainz (university housing) as dorm rooms are often cheaper than private rooms. In addition, furnished rooms or apartments are rarely offered in Germany. The prices charged in all Studentenwerk dormitories include electricity, heating, and water. The dormitories are equipped with toilets, showers, washing machines, telephone and kitchen althought the equipment of individual dorm rooms varies. Apart from Studentenwerk dorms, there are other, private dormitories in Mainz.
Students will enroll in German language and culture courses through MTSU as advised by Dr. Thomas Heine.
Students will pay MTSU tuition fees. Room and board fees will be paid to Johannes Gutenburg University and/or apartment.
Interested students should go through the the online pre-approval process, as described in Step 4 of the Getting Started section of our website. After student is pre-approved by OEA, they should apply directly through MTSU professor, Dr. Thomas Heine.