Due to the coronavirus pandemic the InfoDays in summer semester 2020 are cancelled. General information on how the JGU deals with the pandemic are available at and at


In order to make the initial steps of life in Germany easier for exchange students, the International Office offers the Infodays at the beginning of each term, in early October and early April. During the InfoDays, the Office of International Relations will help exchange students to take the first hurdles of their stay:

  • enrolment
  • registration with the Foreigners' Registration Office
  • formalizing a rental contract with Studentenwerk Mainz
  • registration with a German health insurance company
  • the placement test for the language course for exchange students
  • an introduction to the Centre for Data Processing (Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung), including registration for an e-mail account.

You will also be acquainted with the most important facilities of the university, such as the dining halls and library, during a campus tour. Furthermore you will receive information about certain formalities like the "Rückmeldung" (extension of enrolment).

Click here for a short experience report about the InfoDays (German version only).

Your admissions' information will also contain information on the dates of the InfoDays. Most organisational matters will be explained during the InfoDays. Thus, you should really try to take part.

What if I cannot be present for the Infodays?

First of all: Do not panic -  of course you can still study here! But getting started on your own and without any help can be difficult and frustrating. So please let us know via e-mail if you cannot take part in the Infodays:

We will then offer you an individual appointment at our office after you have arrived in Mainz to make sure you are getting all the help you need.