The Language Center

of Mainz University of Applied Sciences

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Welcome to the Language Center of Mainz University of Applied Sciences!

The Language Center plays a central role in the internationalization efforts of Mainz University of Applied Sciences. It is open to all students and staff of Mainz University of Applied Sciences and supports you in acquiring linguistic and intercultural skills.

The Language Center of Mainz University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of language lectures every semester - from English to Arabic for business. In addition, students enrolled here and external students can take language exams in various languages and attend summer schools in the UK, USA, France and Spain.

See for yourself what our university has to offer in terms of languages.


Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Language Department of the School of Business
Lucy-Hillebrand-Straße 2
55128 Mainz 

Language classes

Who can participate?

All full-time and part-time students of the bachelor's and master's programs at Mainz University of Applied Sciences can participate. Some of the language lectures are integrated into the curricula of individual degree programs in the mandatory and elective courses. You can find out in your study structure whether or not language lectures are integrated in your degree program.

Irrespective of this, all language lectures can be attended voluntarily to acquire an additional qualification. However, language exams can also be taken which are required, for example, for a stay abroad at a partner university or an internship.

Students of Johannes Gutenberg University and Mainz Catholic University of Applied Sciences may also attend the language lectures. For more information, please see Cooperations. Employees, lecturers and assistants of Mainz University of AppliedSciences are also welcome!

How can I participate?

The registration of language courses in the School of Business is done via HIP. In the Schools of Engineering and Design, language lectures are given by the respective instructors.

The languages offered will be presented during the orientation weeks in the respective schools. Please refer to the information provided by the Language Center or contact if you have any questions.

Please also note the semesters in which the respective languages are offered. These can be found in the table "Language Lectures".

Further information can be found here on the website under the respective languages.

We offer these language tests:

  • Standardtest zum Nachweis der für immatrikulierte Bachelorstudierende an der Hochschule Mainz erforderlichen Englischkenntnisse
  • getestet werden Hör- und Leseverständnis mittels Multiple Choice Aufgaben in einem dynamischen, computerbasierten Testverfahren
  • ca. zwölfmal pro Jahr in unserem Testzentrum
  • Kosten: der Erstversuch ist kostenfrei, ab Zweitversuch: 25 €
  • Dauer: ca. 45–60 Minuten
  • Serves as proof of professional English language skills (business English and office communication)
  • Globally recognized by international companies
  • Proof of admission requirements for all master's degree programs at Mainz University of Applied Sciences in the School of Business from 750 points upwards (Master's degree in International Business, 800 points)
  • Proof of English language proficiency for all bachelor degree programs from 540 points upwards
  • Approx. five times a year at our test center (paper-based test, multiple choice)
  • Fees: €100 (for students) or €120 (for external parties)
  • Duration: approx. 2.5 hours (pure test duration 2 hours)
  • This test examines your command of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in English.
  • Standard test for university studies in English-speaking countries
  • Proof of admission requirements for all master's degree programs at Mainz University of Applied Sciences in the School of Business
  • For the necessary minimum scores, please refer to the admission requirements of the individual degree programs; English certificate for all bachelor's degree programs (Business Administration, Business Law, Information Systems and dual)
  • Approx. twice a month at our test center of Mainz University of Applied Sciences (Campus)
  • Cost: approx. $240 (US)
  • Duration: approx. 5 hours
    • 7-week intensive preparation for TOEFL
    • (upon request also for TOEIC)
    • Targeted training in text and listening comprehension, speaking and writing for prospective bachelor's and master's students in Germany and abroad
    • Cost: €250 (including OOPT with certificate and materials)
    • Duration: approx. 4 hours per week
    • Individual test to determine foreign language competence on the basis of European language standards (GER)
    • DAAD language certificates for study exchange and study abroad
      • Measures reading and writing skills in professional French
      • Paper-based test with multiple choice questions
      • Fees: €90 (for students) or €100 (for external parties)
      • Duration: approx. 2 hours 10 minutes

      Summer Programs of Mainz University of Applied Sciences

      Aberdeen Summer  School 2017 810 KB Download
      Carolina Summer  School 804 KB Download
      San Diego Summer  School 101 KB Download
      China Summer School 110 KB Download

      Who to contact

      Prof. Dr. Stephanie Swartz
      Department spokesperson
      T +49 6131 628-3257
      stephanie.swartz (at)
      Dr. Elke Lassahn
      Deputy spokesperson, Instructor for special tasks
      T +49 6131 628-3264
      elke.lassahn (at)
      Dagmar Schlemmer-Bockius
      Instructor for special tasks (English)
      Christin Reichhardt
      Instructor for special tasks (Interdisciplinary English)
      Florence Sorrentino
      Instructor for special tasks (French)
      Analia Garcia Fernandez
      Instructor for special tasks (Spanish)
      Tilman Kromer
      Instructor for special tasks (German as a foreign language)
      T +49 6131 628-3270
      tilman.kromer (at)
      Dr. Frauke Katzmarzik
      Assistent Language Department