Studienkolleg Mainz


Type: Public Minimum German requirement: B2
Courses offered: T/TI-Course, W/WW-Course, M-Course, G/S-CourseTuition Fee: Free
Intake: Winter Semester & Summer SemesterAdmission difficulty: Low
Location: Mainz, Rhineland-PalatinateEntrance exam: Yes
City size: MediumInternal FSP: Yes

No Tuition FeeSelective admission process
Passing the final test (FSP) opens the doors to both universities and universities of applied sciences across all GermanyB2 German certificate is needed for the application
Application is possible twice a year
The program usually lasts one semester

SemesterApplication deadlineEntrance exam datesSemester start date
Wintermid-MayLate JuneLate August
Summermid-NovemberLate DecemberLate February

Course type

Entrance exam subjects
T/TI-Course (T/TI-Kurs)Mathematics
W/WW-Course (W/WW-Kurs)Mathematics
M-Course (M-Kurs)Mathematics, Biology
G/S-Course (G/S-Kurs)Humanities and Sociology

Application guide

About Mainz

The city of Mainz is located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany. The city is approximately 25 km southwest of Frankfurt, one of the largest and most important cities in Germany. Approximately 30 km east of Mainz is Frankfurt Airport, one of the busiest airports in Europe, with direct flights to a variety of locations around the world. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, located approximately 80 km west of Mainz, and Cologne-Bonn Airport, located approximately 170 km north of Mainz, are just two of the smaller regional airports near Mainz.

Monthly living costs: 800 – 900 €. That includes the cost of accommodation (350 – 600€), Food and groceries (180 – 300€), transportation (70 – 90€), and health insurance (100 – 120€). Overall, although living in Mainz as a student can be quite expensive, it is still possible if you choose reasonable accommodation and are careful with your spending. Living in a city that welcomes students and has a rich cultural and historical heritage can also be a wise investment.

Approximately 219,000 people live in Mainz. The Johannes Gutenberg University and the University of Applied Sciences are two of the colleges and universities in Mainz. As a result, the city has a large student population. According to official figures, about 38,000 students are enrolled in Mainz’s higher education institutions.

The environment and culture of Mainz is greatly influenced by the city’s large student population. The city has a thriving nightlife, with many bars, clubs, and restaurants that cater to the student population. In addition, there are several cultural and sporting activities that take place throughout the year, such as music festivals, theater productions, and sports tournaments.

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