Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: Statistics



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#215 of 14,131 In the World
#73 of 2,785 In Europe
#18 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 18 In Rhineland-Palatinate
#1 of 3 In Mainz
#13 of 1,013 For Polymer science and Plastics engineering
Top100 For 14 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate28%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

We've calculated the 28% 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 102,373 scientific papers published and 2,782,157 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Genetics, Biochemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Quantum and Particle physics, and Organic Chemistry.


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz majors

by publication & citation count

58,753 / 2,021,183
54,462 / 1,584,434
53,147 / 1,903,985
40,537 / 1,247,278
36,771 / 1,119,403
33,450 / 1,282,312
32,095 / 1,233,824
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
29,055 / 628,569
Quantum and Particle physics
27,442 / 860,531
Organic Chemistry
26,943 / 944,964
Computer Science
26,589 / 828,799
Environmental Science
25,359 / 790,070
22,522 / 673,489
21,120 / 756,983
Materials Science
20,597 / 685,023
17,308 / 520,462
16,429 / 276,467
14,742 / 479,562
14,251 / 430,620
13,597 / 562,957
Optical Engineering
12,948 / 380,478
11,714 / 360,109
11,451 / 385,922
Geography and Cartography
11,427 / 335,977
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
11,101 / 288,992
Nuclear Physics
10,920 / 340,243
10,843 / 355,775
10,331 / 335,039
Political Science
10,155 / 174,354
Oncology and Cancer research
9,087 / 353,593
8,464 / 286,482
8,070 / 222,493
7,648 / 190,209
Metallurgical Engineering
7,558 / 262,557
7,215 / 164,107
Anatomy and Physiology
7,199 / 200,864
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
6,956 / 40,004
Astrophysics and Astronomy
6,751 / 207,697
6,603 / 153,480
6,395 / 169,894

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1161 10188
1992 1300 11623
1993 1200 11807
1994 1276 13424
1995 1353 15034
1996 1399 17056
1997 1516 18785
1998 1665 21310
1999 1617 24057
2000 1618 26888
2001 1595 29305
2002 1733 32443
2003 1781 38808
2004 1922 42410
2005 1989 48043
2006 2201 52454
2007 2240 60153
2008 2449 64601
2009 2489 71134
2010 2702 78255
2011 2772 86755
2012 3006 95420
2013 3174 103810
2014 3311 109992
2015 3464 119902
2016 4004 125904
2017 4013 133599
2018 4232 142878
2019 4519 158555
2020 4908 190704
2021 4923 223885
2022 4852 225910
2023 4673 226373
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 61)

    Bernd Weidung, known by his stage name Thomas Anders, is a German singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the only 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 jurisprudence and political science and government

    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 40)
    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 52)
    Enrolled in Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    1993-1998 studied theology, pedagogy, and political science

    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 218,000

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