We are pleased that you have decided to study at Mainz University of Applied Sciences. Studying at Mainz University of Applied Sciences means intensive contacts between students and university teachers, small teaching units and many joint projects.
We know that the decision to live and study in a foreign country is always a difficult and exciting step. But it is one that you will not regret.
We at the International Office will support you in your plans and are here for you before and during your stay here in Mainz. We offer assistance with an introduction to studying here (at the beginning of the summer and winter semester). In addition, tutors are also available to answer questions about everyday life, other organizational questions and, of course, questions about studying.
Information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
For individuals who are currently residing or staying in known areas of variants of concern (Click here for the pdf from the RKI: Information on the designation of international risk areas) with a particularly high incidence of mutations of the virus, travel to Germany and entry into Germany are currently prohibited in accordance with the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations. Exceptions are only possible in very few cases, for instance for individuals with their residence and the right of residence in Germany. For more information, go to https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html and see the section Travel restriction/border control.
For students, scientists and researchers from known areas of variants of concern, this means it is currently not possible to guarantee in-person studies or a research stay in Germany for the winter semester 2021/2022. Please note that entry into Germany is not possible even when the German university has already confirmed a place of study. Since it is not possible to enter Germany, visas cannot be issued as long as the country in question is considered an area of variants of concern.
Please check the risk classification of your home country on a regular basis.
Unsere Aktivitäten werden durch die Lokale Erasmus+ Initiative (LEI) unterstützt.
Virtual Welcome Course: Register now!
About this course:
The Welcome Course is part of the University's orientation program. You learn:
- how to orientate yourself at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, although you may not personally be in Mainz (Virtual Campus Rally with focus on language)
- German survival phrases
- Intercultural communication
- and you meet other international students before the semester starts!
Who should attend this course:
This course is for all new international students who are starting at Mainz University of Applied Sciences in the winter term. There are two groups:
- A: students with (some) knowledge of German (A2-C1);
- B: students with (almost) no knowledge of German (A0-A1)
(If you are not sure about your level of German, feel free to test yourself here: https://learngerman.dw.com/en/placement-test-a2/l-36697405)
September 6 – September 21, 2021
- Course A: Mo-Thu 11:30-13:00
- Course B: Mo-Thu 13:30-15:00
The course is free of charge and organized by the International Office/Language Center of the university.
Deadline for applications is September 2, 2021.
For questions and further information, please contact Ms Christina Ersch via: iah(at)hs-mainz.de.
Student exchange to Hochschule Mainz – winter semester 2021/22
Dear students, dear friends and colleagues,
Hochschule Mainz, University of Applied Sciences, is looking forward very much to welcoming exchange students in the winter semester 2021/22 - academic year 2021-22.
We know that a stay abroad during your studies is a "once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity" for you. Because of the curriculum it is often not possible to postpone it to the next semester. We believe that a foreign experience with "corona restrictions" is better than no experience abroad.
So far, the corona crisis in Germany has been managed well and students who have been with us during the last semesters and the current winter semester were and are safe. We assume that this will be also the case in the future.
However, due to the unpredictable development of the corona situation we have to be prepared for different scenarios. Concerning the upcoming winter semester, we hope again that it will certainly not be a pure attendance semester, as it was before Corona. The most likely scenario is a hybrid semester, i.e. a mixture of attendance and online courses. This may mean that
- lectures as well as workshops will start as online courses during the first few weeks in order to move on to classroom teaching as soon as the corona restrictions are further lifted.
- some courses will be offered completely online while others, especially courses with smaller groups, are offered completely face-to-face.
If the situation worsens and the infection rate rises again, there is also the possibility that the winter semester 2021 will be a pure online semester. Who knows…?
The winter semester starts on Thursday 23rd of September 2021 with the introduction week. We advise exchange students to arrive slightly earlier so that they can settle in before the start of studies. Please be prepared to self-isolate after arriving in Germany, if this is again recommended by the government at the time.
We recommend that you make financial commitments, such as booking flights, at the latest possible date. Please also choose flights that can be cancelled, if necessary. Please note that rooms in the student residence can only be rented for the entire semester, from September 2021 to February 2022.
Hochschule Mainz is monitoring the situation closely, and we continue to adhere to government guidelines and keep you informed:
Important and essential information for Germany are being provided by the Robert Koch-Institute as well as by the Ministries for Foreign Affairs and for Interior:
The City of Mainz informs on:
Whatever the final scenario will be, in the end it is your decision whether you want to come to Mainz and study at the UAS Mainz in the summer semester 2021 under the given uncertain circumstances or postpone your stay to the winter semester 2021 if your study plan allows it.
In any case, we will do everything in our power to support you. We want to keep our relationship creative and alive, and our friendship to endure.