Especially for international students coming to the University of Mainz


Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Fachbereich 02
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft


At the department of education students with 'education' as a principal subject can obtain the final certificate Bachelor of Arts (http://www.studying.uni-mainz.de/educationial-science-b-a/) and Master of Arts (http://www.studying.uni-mainz.de/educational-science-m-a/).

The department also offers courses for teacher students and students of other Master courses who study education as a subsidiary subject.

Students can choose one of the following specializations with the aim of gaining professional qualification:

Winter-Term: End of October until end of February
Summer-Term: End of April until end of July

Students who want to participate in the ERASMUS program at Mainz University should plan their stay for a term (Semester) period.
Internships/placements (upon agreement with the coordinators) are possible every time of the year. Regular supervision by staff members, though, cannot be guaranteed except during semester terms.

ERASMUS-students can participate in the regular courses of the department as well as in special courses for ERASMUS-students, depending on their individual skills and interests (see information at http://www.uni-mainz.de).

Sufficient German language skills are essential. The department offers a ERASMUS-Colloquium during terms; participation of all foreign and German ERASMUS students is required.

Foreign ERASMUS-students can undergo examinations in Mainz, upon agreement with the responsible staff of their home universities; these examinations can be endorsed, upon agreement, at their home universities. All achievements and results will be certified, the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is installed at the department of education.


Sufficient German language skills provided, internships can be done in all institutions accessible to German students. The departments internship office has information about placements and can help with the selection of placements and contacts. Preferences should be communicated early before the ERASMUS stay.


Supervision during internship cannot be guaranteed; a continuous guidance and evaluation of the internship is intended, though.


Accommodation in Mainz is hard to find and expensive, but we can offer help by searching accommodation. It is possible to make a reservation for a room in one of the student residences if planned early (rent per month around 130 Euro).
Exchanging rooms with German ERASMUS-students is a cheaper alternative and should be planned well in advance.

There are several cafeterias and restaurants on the campus with reduced prices for students.

Public transport

Use of public transport in Mainz and the surrounding area (buses and trains) is available with the student card (called Studierendenticket). Registration as a student at the university includes this ticket (public transport Mainz)

Language courses
There are several special (German) language courses for ERASMUS-students twice a year (half-days for 4 weeks before the semester starts); requirement: basic skills in German and early registration (language centre). There are also language courses at the ”Volkshochschule Mainz"

The libraries of the university can be used for free, an introduction is offered (main-library)


Postal Address: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
D - 55099 Mainz
Visitors Address: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12 (Georg Forster Gebäude)
D - 55128 Mainz
2nd Floor
phone: +49(0)6131-3922588
fax: +49(0)6131-3925995
ERASMUS-Representative and ECTS- Coordinator

Dr. Petra Bauer, GFG, Room 02-317

Phone: +49 (0) 61 31 / 39 27148

e-mail: bauerp@uni-mainz.de


Arzum Erik

Georg Forster Gebäude

Room: 02-222

Phone: +49 6131 - 29-20078

E-Mail: Erasmus.paedagogik@uni-mainz.de

An obligatory registration (including the formalities of the home-university) must be presented at the latest three months before the official semester starts. Afterwards the stay cannot be guaranteed.