Application Procedure

Students who do not hold a bachelor-level degree from Germany

The following information gives only a brief overview of the process. Further information, as well as all required documents, are provided by the International Office – Incoming. If you have specific questions regarding the validation process, please contact the International Office by phone (Tel +49 6131 39-22525) or e-mail.

Step 1: Recognition of foreign certificates and diplomas

Due to regulation, the formal procedure to apply for the recognition of foreign certificates and diplomas has changed slightly. A detailed step-by-step instruction including a list of required documents is provided by the International Admission Office:

Please note that this process can take up to 8 weeks and must be completed before the regular program application can be started.

Step 2: Program application

As soon as you have received your official validation certificate, you may apply online for the Master’s Program via the International Office.

After completing and submitting the online form, you will receive the completed application to print. You must then send this application to the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz by mail (to the address listed on the printout).

The application will only be processed when the online application has been completed, printed, signed and received by the Student Office or International Office with all required documents before the deadline (the application deadline for the upcoming summer semester 2021 is November 15, 2020).

If you need to apply for a visa you should fill in the “Confirmation of application” (twice) and submit it together with your application papers.

Please note that you do not need any proof of German language proficiency and that the additional documents listed under the Admission Requirements are required for the selection process undertaken by the faculty.

Students with a bachelor-level degree from Germany

If you received your bachelor-level degree from a German University you can skip step 1 and apply online for the Master’s Program via the Studierendensekretariat Mainz (student service). Please note that in addition to the official documents required by the Studierendensekretariat, you also have to submit the documents listed under Admission Requirements.

Once the selection process is completed, the university will inform you whether you have been accepted for the Master’s in International Economics and Public Policy.

If you encounter any problems regarding the application procedure, please contact the International Office – Incoming or the Studierendensekretariat.

Students who are/have been enrolled in a master’s program and who would like to switch to the MIEPP

If you are (or have been) enrolled in a master’s program, you will be assigned to a higher MIEPP semester, and some of your previous accomplishments will possibly be counted as part of the MIEPP.

Note, however, that admission to a higher semester is conditional on available capacity. For administrative reasons, the available capacity is only revealed at the start of the semester, and admission takes place on short notice.