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Welcome Course

About this course:
The Welcome Course is part of the University's orientation program. You learn:

  • German survival phrases and helpful vocabulary
  • 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 2022/23.

  • Course A: students with no or very little knowledge of German (A0-A1)

Course contents: greetings, indroduce yourself and others, exchange numbers/contact details, talk about hobbys, public transport, vocabulary at the University, orientation in the city, food and drinks

  • Course B: students with little or advanced knowledge of German (A2-C1)

Contents: vocabulary at the university, formal emails (to teachers e.g.), arrange and cancel appointments, phone calls, orientation in the city, public transportation, activities in the Rhine-Main area, food and drinks

(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 )

The course is free of charge and organized by the International Office/Language Center of the university. The next Welcome Course will take place in September 2022 on following dates:

September 19th to September 21st (Monday-Wednesday)

Course A: 14:00-16:00 hh (on-site! H0.17 – Holzstr.)

Course B: 16:30 - 18:30 hh (on-site! H0.17 – Holzstr.

Registration Deadline for the courses: September 13th.

For questions and further information, please contact Ms Sarah Knieps via:  iah(at)hs-mainz.de


Student exchange to Hochschule Mainz – Summer Semester 2023

Dear students, dear friends and colleagues,

Hochschule Mainz, University of Applied Sciences, is looking forward very much to welcoming exchange students in the summer semester 2023.
We know that a stay abroad during your studies is a "once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity" for you. Even though the Corona pandemic is still ongoing, we strongly believe that a foreign experience with "corona restrictions" is better than no experience abroad.

However, due to the unpredictable development of the corona situation we have to be prepared for different scenarios. At the moment the most likely scenario is a hybrid semester, i.e. a mixture of attendance and online courses. This may mean that

  • some courses will be offered completely online while others, especially courses with smaller groups, are offered completely face-to-face.
  • Some courses are permanently offered alternately face to face and online - Hybrid

We really do not expect another pure online semester, but who knows…?

The summer semester starts on 20th of March 2023 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 1st of March 2023 to 30th of July 2023.

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 Ministry for Foreign Affairs and for Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community.

The City of Mainz informs on:

In any case, we will be very happy if you decide to study abroad at our University and will do everything in our power to support you. We want to keep our relationship creative and alive, and our friendship to endure. Looking forward to welcoming you in Mainz!

Online-Registration|Welcome Course

Register now for the Welcome Course! Registration Deadline: September 13, 2022.

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