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FH Mainz University of Applied Sciences

FH Mainz Old Town   FH Mainz Dome   FH Mainz Cathedral   FH Mainz Theatre

Studying at FH Mainz means clearly structured lectures combined with a pratical approach that is time-wise and easily manageable.  A particular strength of the Fachhochschule teaching staff is that all of them have also had many years professional experience in business or industry.  THe Mainz University of Applied Sciences puts especial emphasis on closeness to its students.  The good rapport between students and university lecturers is promoted by intensive advising, small learning groups, teamwork and many joint projects.  FH Mainz offers both bachelors and masters degree programs.

  • Location
  • Student Population
  • Tuition Fees
  • Accommodations and Fees
  • Projected Budget
  • Qualifications
  • Courses Taught in English
  • Courses Previously Approved
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How to Apply

Location: Mainz is the capital town of Rheinland-Pfalz with 202,00 inhabitants.  As the centre ofthe Rhein-Main region, Mainz is well-known for its friendliness and cosmopolitan outlook, which is best demonstrated during the carnival season.  Mainz is also an important economic base for industry (such as IBM and the Schott Glass factory).

Student Population: 4,300 students

Tuition Fees: $1,300 (2012-2013 Special Rate)

Accommodations and Fees: Students may apply to stay at any one of the residential accommodation units.  See attached for more information.  Monthly rental of $350-$520 (basic facilities in every room: wardrobe, shelf, bed, chair, table and office chair) Not provided are bed linen (blanket, pillow, bedcovers), towels, dishes, cooking pots.

Projected Budget: click here

Qualification: GPA of 3.0 will be required for admission

Courses Taught in English: See attached FH Mainz Courses

Courses Previously Approved: See attached


Frequently Asked Questions

Upon arrival in country, are students met at the airport or do students need to find their own way to campus?
Students are responsible for getting to the University.  A handbook will be provided to you after your acceptance providing helpful information on how to get to campus.  For more information, click Handbook for International Exchange Students.


Once at the university, what can students expect in the way of an orientation?
A 10-day Introduction Week will take place for students attending Semester 1; one week for students attending Semester 2.  During this time, students will receive information concerning the study program, the learnign platform "Olat", research methods, enrollment at Fachhochschule, excursions and events, registration in Mainz and opening a bank account.


Once on campus, do students need to register for their courses, or are they automatically enrolled in the courses previously submitted on their initial application?  If students need to register, what must they do?
Only after you have been enrolled as a student will you have the legal status of a student of the FH Mainz.  The enrollment takes place after your arrival. 



How to Apply:
Applications for September 2013 entry should reach us before May 15, 2013; applications for March 2013 entry should reach us before November 30, 2012.  Any applications received after these dates may be considered at the University's discretion.  To begin application, click Exchange Application.  Once completed, submit application to the Office of International Programs and Services, SNGL 119, and pay the $175 application fee.