Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz – Germany

Johannes Gutenberg University Main (JGU) is a public research university located in Mainz, Germany that was founded in 1477. With around 30,500 students from over 120 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. JGU provides a broad range of course offerings for exchange students in both German and English.

JGU is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Germany. Internationalization is at the heart of the University strategy. JGU prepares its students for the international workplace by offering more than 650 courses held in languages other than German and numerous foreign language courses.

Programmes of study

DMU’s exchange agreement with JGU allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad: Law LLB.

  • Business and Law: Law LLB

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at JGU.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – the nearest major airport to JGU is Frankfurt Airport. Upon arrival it is recommended to take a short train journey to Mainz. For more information, please see the JGU webpage.
  • Accommodation – exchange students can apply to live in the university halls of residence. For more information, please visit the JGU webpage.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet German immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. UK and EU nationals can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is time-limited to the length of the exchange period.


Living costs in Germany tend to be lower than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Spain: