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Welcome at the Department of Medicine, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. Within the framework of exchange programs, foreign students can study for one to two semesters at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. If you would like to stay for more than two semesters or finish your degree at JGU, you must apply for a regular place as a student.

There are various options for exchange students to study abroad in Mainz, such as:

  • Cooperations between your Home-University and JGU Mainz
  • Erasmus+ program
  • Other exchange programs (DAAD, Fulbright, etc.)

You can find more information about the existing possibilities here.

For general information about housing, enrollment, how to get to Mainz and so on please visit this page.

Language Skills

In order to study at JGU Mainz, evidence of knowledge of German at Level B2 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required. The International Preparatory and Language Center (ISSK) offers German courses at various levels of difficulty to deepen or improve German language skills.

Semester Dates

The academical year is split in two semesters. The winter semester lasts from the 1st of October to the 31st of March. Courses and seminars take place from mid-October to the end of February. The summer semester takes place from April 1st to the 31st of September, while lecture period extends from mid-April until the end of July. For more information on deadlines and dates, check the following link.


The application deadline for the winter semester is July 15th and the deadline for the summer semester is January 15th. You can download the necessary documents here.

Erasmus+ Learning Agreement

You can find a list of all classes offered in the Department of Medicine, which also includes the corresponding ECTS-Credits, here (Pdf-file, 152,5 KB)

In order to get ECTS-credits for a Modul, you have to take all the classes the modul consists of (e.g. in case of Anästhesiologie/ Anesthesiology, you would have to sign up for 2 Practical Courses (Praktika) and 4 Lectures (Vorlesungen). While attendance is mandatory in Practical Courses, attendance is not taken in lectures). Scoring credits for single classes is not possible.

Please just put the name of the modul and the corresponding ECTS-Credits in your Learning Agreement. We will sign you up automatically to the respective classes which form the modul. 

Bear in mind that you can only enroll in Chirurgie (Surgery), Innnere Medizin (Internal Medicine) and Urologie (Urology) if you stay a whole academic year (2 semesters) at Mainz University Medical Center. 

In the field "Contact Person at the Receiving Institution" in your Learning Agreement, please fill in the following: 

As soon as you have filled in and signed your Learning Agreement, please forward it to We will check whether your course choice is possible or not. If classes collide and changes have to be made, we will get in touch with you.

In case you are interested in doing a Famulatur, it is generally possible. However, we can only register it in your Learning Agreement, if you provide proof that you hold a seat for a Famulatur. A description of how to apply for a Famulatur, can be found in the following paragraphs.


If you are interested in a Famulatur at the University Medical Center Mainz, you have to apply directly at the respective clinic or insitute. You can find a list of all clinics and insitutes here. The purpose of the Famulatur is to aquaint students with medical work in insitutions of ambulant and stationary patient care. Usually, the duration of a Famulatur is 4 weeks

German language knowledge on level B2 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) is mandatory if you are interested in a Famulatur at the University Medical Center Mainz. You do not have to enroll at university for a Famulatur. Besides language proficiency on level B2, you also need proof of an occupational health check. You have to take care of sufficient insurance coverage yourself, the University Medical Center does not provide insurance.

Praktisches Jahr/Practical Year

If you are interested in completing a tertial of your Practical Year at the University Medical Center Mainz, there are several prerequisits you have to fulfill. 

  • German language knowledge on level C1(Common European Framework of Reference) 
  • you still have to be enrolled as a student at your home university 
  • partaking in a PJ is part of your study plan at your home university. 

You cannot apply for a PJ here at the University Medical Center Mainz, if you have already finished your studies or the PJ is not a mandatory part of your curriculum. 

When assigning PJ seats, students from Mainz are favored. Foreign applicants can only apply after the official application period. You can find a list of teaching hospitals, application modalities and further information here

Pleases keep in mind that you have to take care of your health insurance independently, the University Medical Center Mainz does not provide health insurance.

Contact Partners

Abteilung Internationales 
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 
Forum universitatis 2 
55122 Mainz
Telefon +49 6131 39-22281 

Erasmus Information Medicine 
Ressort Forschung und Lehre 
Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Obere Zahlbacher Straße 63 
55131 Mainz
Ansprechpartner: Jennifer Eckhardt | Jonas Saling