Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: Statistics

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#217 of 14,131 In the World
#76 of 2,785 In Europe
#18 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 18 In Rhineland-Palatinate
#1 of 3 In Mainz
#6 of 1,011 For Nuclear Physics
Top100 For 9 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate35%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

We've calculated the 35% acceptance rate for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is a world-class research university with 63,859 scientific papers published and 2,747,883 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Materials Science, Environmental Science, and Nuclear Physics.


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz majors

by publication & citation count

20,179 / 923,121
14,799 / 818,927
14,516 / 880,299
10,212 / 444,555
6,073 / 228,862
Quantum and Particle physics
4,392 / 401,235
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,138 / 127,132
Materials Science
4,106 / 143,123
Environmental Science
3,388 / 175,149
Nuclear Physics
3,249 / 308,638
3,190 / 174,708
Computer Science
3,021 / 168,445
2,665 / 147,749
Atomic and Molecular physics
2,556 / 94,972
2,386 / 209,267
Oncology and Cancer research
2,345 / 155,453
2,133 / 123,758
Molecular Biology
1,991 / 110,701
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
1,881 / 23,665
1,682 / 95,704
Condensed Matter Physics
1,663 / 68,771
1,543 / 81,175
1,514 / 88,129
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1,167 / 37,391
1,113 / 47,153
1,061 / 79,999
1,044 / 80,740
Health Science
975 / 51,814
958 / 35,434
931 / 50,678
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
929 / 61,356
Anatomy and Physiology
919 / 43,426
Organic Chemistry
911 / 27,954
Optical Engineering
812 / 23,635
Theoretical Physics
765 / 28,198
765 / 23,257
729 / 30,678
719 / 14,821
717 / 49,236
713 / 17,635

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1007 11774
1992 1084 13479
1993 1047 14552
1994 1119 16533
1995 1191 18545
1996 1256 21459
1997 1381 24108
1998 1387 27072
1999 1398 31846
2000 1452 35848
2001 1387 40323
2002 1471 46574
2003 1616 54665
2004 1517 59023
2005 1702 66748
2006 1818 74236
2007 1896 81931
2008 2232 92052
2009 2198 102652
2010 2282 113920
2011 2366 128498
2012 2613 149877
2013 2822 169357
2014 2868 174723
2015 3002 192032
2016 3313 194818
2017 3418 196135
2018 3220 193248
2019 3537 210868
2020 3853 243347
2021 3884 276441
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor's Degree Free
Master's Degree €650 (for non-EU students)
Doctoral Degree Free

All costs are in Euros (€).

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has financial aid programs.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Advertising and Publicity, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Business Education, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Civil Law, Comparative Literature, Computer Education, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Eastern European Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, Ethnology, European Languages, Film, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography (Human), German, Greek (Classical), History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Italian, Jazz and Popular Music, Latin, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Native Language Education, Opera, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Public Law, Religious Education, Religious Music, Russian, Science Education, Singing, Slavic Languages, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Sports, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Turkish
Magister Catholic Theology, Protestant Theology
Diplom (Univ) Fine Arts
Master American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Education, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, Epidemiology, Ethnology, European Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, Greek (Classical), History, International Economics, Italian, Journalism, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Media Studies, Meteorology, Molecular Biology, Music, Musicology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Protestant Theology, Publishing and Book Trade, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Russian, Slavic Languages, Social Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Translation and Interpretation
PhD Advertising and Publicity, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Business Computing, Business Education, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Computer Education, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, English Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French, Geography, German, Greek (Classical), History, Islamic Studies, Italian, Journalism, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Medicine, Meteorology, Music, Music Education, Musicology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Polish, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Publishing and Book Trade, Romance Languages, Russian, Science Education, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Translation and Interpretation, Turkish
Habilitation Fine Arts, Medicine, Music

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz alumni

  1. Thomas Anders

    Thomas Anders
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1963-.. (age 60)

    Bernd Weidung, known by his stage name Thomas Anders, is a German singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the pop duo Modern Talking.

  2. Klemens von Metternich

    Klemens von Metternich
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1773-1859 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    In 1794 studied political science and government and jurisprudence

    Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Prince of Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein, known as Klemens von Metternich (German: [ˈkleːmens fɔn ˈmɛtɐniç]) or Prince Metternich, was a conservative Austrian statesman and diplomat who was at the center of the European balance of power known as the Concert of Europe for three decades as the Austrian Empire's foreign minister from 1809 and Chancellor from 1821 until the liberal Revolutions of 1848 forced his resignation.

  3. Kollegah

    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    In 2009 studied legal science

    Felix Martin Andreas Matthias Blume, known professionally as Kollegah, is a German rapper. He releases his music via his own label, Alpha Music Empire.

  4. Julia Klöckner

    Julia Klöckner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    1993-1998 studied political science, pedagogy, and theology

    Julia Klöckner is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who served as Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2018 to 2021. Since 2012, she has also been part of the CDU leadership.

All 100 notable alumni

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz faculties and divisions

Academy : Arts Film, Media Studies, Metal Techniques, Painting and Drawing, Photography
Faculty : Biology Biology
Faculty : Catholic Theology Catholic Theology
Faculty : Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geoscience Chemistry, Crystallography, Earth Sciences, Geography, Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Pharmacy
Faculty : History and Cultural Studies Cultural Studies, History
Faculty : Law, Management and Economics Economics, Law, Management
Faculty : Medicine Medicine
Faculty : Philosophy and Philology American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Classical Languages, English, German, Indic Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Oriental Languages, Philology, Philosophy, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
Faculty : Protestant Theology Protestant Theology
Faculty : Social Sciences, Media and Sports African Studies, Communication Studies, Ethnology, Journalism, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sports
Faculty : Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies Cultural Studies, English, French, Italian, Linguistics, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
Research Division : Innovative and Emerging Materials Materials Engineering
Research Division : Translational Medicine Medicine
School : Music Jazz and Popular Music, Music, Musical Instruments, Religious Music, Singing

General information

Alternative names JGU
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Founded 1946
Motto Ut omnes unum sint
That all may be one
Colors red

Location and contacts

Address Saarstr. 21
Mainz, 55099
City population 217,000

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