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?

Have you just arrived 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 at 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, 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, Linguistics and Cultural Studies (FTSK)


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




You surely have many questions - that's completely normal.

That’s normal. You are not alone – exchange students coming to Mainz from all over the world share this 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, help and support with all general and personal questions or problems.

Just come to 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. Throughout each stage of your exchange studies, we will be at your side – 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

With the InfoDays we want to make the arrival in Mainz and on campus as smooth as possible. They 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) the JGU provides a broad range of course offerings for exchange students in both German and English.




Please visit the official JGU website corona@jgu to get the current information on how JGU deals 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 | Fouad Ahsayni | Jan Koloska | Dr. Thomas Weik


GIS Services

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz - International Office - GIS Services

Office hours
  • Mondays (only by phone): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
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