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Degree Seeking Students

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Degree Seeking Students

As an international student at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, you will benefit from our comprehensive support services from the moment you apply until the moment you enter the German labour market.

International Office

Our International Office is here to assist you with any questions regarding your studies and integration into student life. We regularly organize events and activities to promote intercultural exchange and provide you with an unforgettable study experience in Mainz. Take a look at our partner universities and broaden your personal and professional horizons with a Study Abroad Program (such as Erasmus) during your studies.

Student Success Management and Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs has already accompanied you at the very start of your studies. Throughout your studies, it will continue to be your contact point for matters such as re-registration, leave of absence, studying with children, and applying for financial support (BAföG). The Student Success Management unit aims to create conditions for a successful study experience. They offer a comprehensive program for all students, including support in academic writing workshops, study counseling, and various workshops.

AStA at Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Another important contact for your studies at Hochschule Mainz is the AStA (General Student Committee). AStA represents the interests of all students, to the university, the state, and the public. The AStA International Affairs department ensures a smooth transition for international students (incomings) into their new university life in Mainz. They regularly organize excursions and events.

Psychological Student Support

We deeply care about providing our students with the necessary support in all life situations. Therefore, we offer psychological counseling as the first point of contact.
We are committed to supporting you throughout your academic journey at Hochschule Mainz and to ensuring that you have a successful and fulfilling study experience.

Scholarships and Financial Support

Hier finden Sie Informationen zum Thema Bafög für ausländische Studierende mit Aufenthaltserlaubnis.


Find more information on our scholarship offer Deutschlandstipendium here.


International Students can apply for scholarships at the Germand Academic Exchange Program (DAAD). You can find all offers in their scholarship database.


Have a look at some general funding options we summarised for you here.

Alternatively you can find scholarships offered by political parties or business-related institutions in this overview by the Germand Education Server.


From Your Studies to Career Entry

At Mainz University of Applied Sciences, we strive to support you not only with the first steps of your studies but also to make the transition into the professional world as smooth as possible for you.

You will receive special support from the International Young Professionals Program offered by the International Office.

What is the IYPP?

The IYPP serves as a valuable bridge connecting students with companies and the German labour market in general.
Our mission is to foster meaningful collaborations between you and potential employers and show you the numerous opportunities that await international talents like you here in the Rhine-Main metropolitan area.

How can the IYPP support You?

  • Career Events: We are planning to regularly host career events, including our Matching Week twice per semester where you get to connect virtually and in person with leading companies.
  • Internship Opportunities, Working Student positions, Master theses at companies: Explore offers tailored to your skills and ambitions. We are working on securing career opportunities in various fields for you.
  • Company Presentations and Workshops: Gain insights into potential employers through presentations from companies looking to connect with you.

Why Should You Get Involved?

  • Networking: Build connections with professionals in your field of study.
  • Real-World Experience: Internships, working student placements etc. provide hands-on, practical experience.
  • Career Guidance: Navigate your career path with guidance from experienced professionals (e.g. Workshops with HR, Agentur für Arbeit etc.).

Exclusive Access: Be among the first to know about exciting career opportunities for international students in the Rhein-Main Region

 The goal of this program is to highlight the opportunities you as international students and graduates are going to have on the German job market as well as to equip you with the necessary skillset that will guarantee a successful start of your professional life.

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