School of Business
School of Business
A very warm welcome to our University of Applied Sciences! We are happy that you have decided to study at our School of Business.
You are about to start your studies in a new country and there is no doubt that you will have many questions regarding the organization of your stay.
For all remaining questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Take a look at the handbook for more detailed information.
First, your home university has to nominate you as an exchange student to our university. We confirm the nomination via email, provide the students with information about the application process and kindly ask the students to do the online application via mobility online. Non-EU students will receive an invitation letter from our School of Business.
The academic year is divided into two semesters at Mainz University of Applied Sciences:
Classes begin: September 30, 2019
Classes end: February 1, 2020 (including examination period)
Orientation: starts September 19, 2019
Christmas break: December 21, 2019 to January 1, 2020
Intensive German language course from September 5 -18, 2019 (German beginner A1.1 only – optional)
Classes begin: March 16, 2020
Classes end: July 11, 2020 (including examination period)
Orientation: starts March 9, 2020
Easter break: April 10-13, 2020
*subject to change
Students studying the entire academic year from October to July will have a six-week break from the end of January to mid-March. Students studying the entire academic year from March to January will have a ten-week break from mid-July to the end of September.
Enrollment will take place after your arrival during the introduction week. In order to register, all students have to pay a social services charge of approx. €330 per semester. Please note that this social fee is not a tuition fee. You will have to pay this fee like all other students at a German university (you cannot enroll at Mainz University of Applied Sciences without having paid this social fee).
The fee allows you to use the dining halls and the Studierendenwerk (Student Service) facilities, and includes the student ticket, which permits you to use public transportation in Mainz, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main region without additional costs during the entire semester.
As an exchange student you can choose the courses for byour individual program from the entire program of courses offered by the School of Business, with a maximum workload of 30 ECTS credits per semester (6 courses, 5 ECTS credits each). Bachelor students may only select Bachelor modules, and Master students only Master modules.
Exchange students who do not speak German can put together their study program using modules offered in English. Please make sure that your English language skills are good enough to be able to follow lectures, hold presentations and write theses and examinations in English.
Please contact your home university to make sure that you comply with any requirements it may have regarding which modules you are allowed to take at Mainz University of Applied Sciences (course content, course length, study year, etc.).
To help you to plan your timetable in advance, please fill out a Learning Agreement and send it back to us. The Learning Agreement is binding. It is only possible to change courses if a course will not be offered or classes are offered simultaneously. Your individual schedule will be discussed with you after your arrival during the introduction week.
At present we have six different levels of the subject “German Language and Culture” on offer. We recommend all students to attend one of the language module in order to at least acquire basic knowledge of the language. During the introduction week there will be an assessment test according to which students will be allocated into different group levels.
In general, you may stay at any one of the residential units. Information about the different residences is available on page 20 of the handbook. Applications are only accepted online. You will received detailed information after nomination by your home university.
Student Services (Studierendenwerk) in Mainz is responsible for accommodations.
Staudinger Weg 21
Please do the online application by 15th of June at the latest (for the winter semester/ semester 1) or 15th of December (for the summer semester/ semester 2)
Regulations for foreign students studying in the Federal Republic of Germany are subject to the laws for foreigners. Please inform yourself and apply to the German Embassy in your home country about current regulations concerning entry and residence for the Federal Republic of Germany. To enter the country you will certainly require a valid passport with visa or a residence permit for students. To apply for this we will send you an invitation letter from our university. A tourist or visitors visa is not sufficient, further information under bamf.de