Exchange Students/ GIS Services


Dear (future) exchange students,

Are you considering studying at JGU for one or two semesters as a non-degree-seeking exchange student?

Have you already been nominated through an exchange program and are planning your study abroad at JGU in detail now?

Did you just arrive at JGU for your study abroad?

Are you already at the end of your study abroad and would like to know whether you have completed everything necessary at JGU?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these, then you are in the right place!


Gutenberg International School Services (GIS Services)

The Gutenberg International School Services (GIS Services) are your main contact for your study abroad at JGU (Mainz campus).

We attend to all non-degree-seeking students who would like to study at JGU. You can study at JGU via the Erasmus+ program, through a partner institution or with a scholarship from a German or international organization (e.g. DAAD, Fulbright). It is also possible to organize a study abroad yourself as a freemover.

Information for students coming from UKRAINE who are interested in an exchange semester at JGU can be found here.


Why study at JGU?


If you would like to apply for an exchange in the subject Translation / Interpretation, please directly contact the International Office at our campus in Germersheim:
Faculty 06: Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies (FTSK)


If you would like to study at JGU for more than 2 semesters or are interested in seeking a degree at JGU, you can find all the necessary information under the following link: "Studying for a degree at JGU".




We are sure you have a lot of questions - that's completely normal.

That’s normal. You are not alone – exchange students coming to Mainz from all over the world share your experience. Luckily, we have the answers to your questions. And if it turns out we do not know the answer, we can at least tell you who to ask. We offer information, advice, and help and support with all general and personal questions or problems.

Just visit us during our office hours, write us an e-mail, or call us! We are here for you and enjoy shaping your study abroad experience with you.

Practical Guides

We are here to make your time in Mainz as pleasant and successful as possible. We will be at your side through each stage of your exchange studies – from preparation at home, to support and advice on site, to your departure. For this purpose, we have developed Practical Guides and manuals that will accompany you.


Welcome Week - InfoDays

The InfoDays are meant to make your arrival in Mainz and on campus as smooth as possible. The InfoDays always take place in the first week of April (summer semester) and October (winter semester).



GIS course offerings for exchange students

Through the Gutenberg International School (GIS), JGU provides a broad range of course offerings for exchange students in both German and English.




Please visit the official JGU website corona@jgu for up to date information on how JGU is dealing with the Covid-19-pandemic.


We are here for you and look forward to organizing your semester abroad together with you. See you soon in Mainz!

Your GIS Services Team

Silke Jennerich | Jan Koloska | Dr. Thomas Weik


GIS Services

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz - International Office - GIS Services

Office hours:
  • Thursdays: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Please note: We will do our best to answer your request as soon as possible. However, at the moment it may take up to 2 weeks, as we cannot answer the many emails we receive every day as quickly as we would like to.
We hope for your understanding and apologise for this.
However, we have tried to put together all the information you need here on this website - so maybe you will find the answer to your question already here 🙂

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