About JGU

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Mainz, Germany. JGU was founded in 1477, which makes it one of the oldest institutions in the country. JGU is working closely with European University Association (EUA).

The university is one of the top-420 universities in the world. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE) places the university in 20 position in the rating.

JGU does research in different fields of study and offers master programs.

Mainz, Germany
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International students
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JGU tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at JGU is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Education in JGU is free for everyone. However, students must pay a semester fee — 650 USD per year. The educational institution helps with tuition fees through financial support programs. They are available to local and international students. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

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Semester fee
650 USD/year

Master's degree in JGU

The admission committee of the university takes into account the previous academic performance of the student. It is impossible to enter JGU for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80. IELTS — 5 or higher.


JGU campus

The campus of the educational institution is suburban. The advantages of such a location include the ability to quickly get to the city, access to various types of recreation (in nature and in the city) and a close-knit student community. The school has a library where students can do their homework or just relax. JGU regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs. For locals, this is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the cultures of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

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What to do after graduation

Graduates of JGU are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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to  1,000 USD
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to  1,000 USD
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Universities in this country

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401Technical University of MunichGermanyMunich
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412Heidelberg UniversityGermanyHeidelberg
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to  6,498 USD
503Ludwig Maximilian University of MunichGermanyMunich
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1,000 USD
1134University of FreiburgGermanyFreiburg
3,249 USD
from  3,249 USD
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1305University of GöttingenGermanyGöttingen
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