Last update 19.03.2020

FAQ Corona-Crisis

In order to minimize the Spread of the Corona virus, experts call for "social distancing". Nonetheless, basic legal exam requirements are valid and unchanged. The following references explain our measures and should answer some often-raised questions. All temporary adjustments are due to the Corona virus outbreak and will be reverted, once the situation calms.


University wide information

Cancellation of Exams starting March 16, 2020

All exams and oral exams are cancelled starting March 16, 2020
The department will offer alternative dates as soon as possible.

Master thesis deadline pushed to April 20, 2020

Due to the closure of the library, all open master thesis have their deadline pushed until April 20. Further evaluation will follow. If want to extend your thesis until April 20, you do not have to further apply, it will be automatically approved. In addition, after this date it might be possible to receive extra extensions, please contact us at, decisions will be made on an individual basis.

How can I hand in my master thesis?

Starting March 18, 2020 your MIEPP master thesis can be handed in electronically until further notice. In order to hand in your master thesis, send an e-mail from your students account to

The thesis has to be in PDF format. Furthermore, the statutory declaration has to still be signed personally. Thus, you can either scan or photograph (has to be readable) the signed statutory declaration and add it to the e-mail. The statutory declaration and the thesis have to be attached to the same e-mail.

The hand-in date is the date the e-mail is received. Once you sent the email, the hand-in is complete. There is no way you can change your thesis anymore (i.e. if you find a mistake after handing it in, you cannot send a new version on the same day).

The registrar’s office will not ask for further printed versions.

Hand in your master thesis via post. The post stamp counts as the hand in date. Please always check the requirements yourself (i.e. number of copies, binding, statutory declaration etc.)

I deregistered my exam after March 12, 2020. Is it possible to still participate in the retake exam?

Yes. Taking advantage of the short-term opportunity to deregister exams will not lead to any disadvantages.

I am now missing credits to start my master thesis

Mailing Address

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
55099 Mainz



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Montag, 16.03.2020 16:47

Corona Newsletter (probably part 1)

Von: FB 03 - Studienbüro

Dear MIEPP Students,


As I do not have that much time these days and the situation is a bit on edge, there is no witty intro from me. This is what I want to talk to you about:


-          No exams

-          Where to get information

-          Some more changes (especially for those of you writing their master thesis)

-          What comes next



No Exams

First, I hope that by now, everyone is aware that exams have been cancelled and that the semester start is moved.

Second, would like to apologize for the very late cancellation of the exams. While I have no impact on these decisions, in my opinion it was handled extremely poorly and should have been communicated much earlier.



Where to get information

Again, I would like to emphasize, all official information can be found here:

Furthermore, I changed the MIEPP news tab on the homepage to incorporate the registrar’s office information:

This website is simply an English translation of the German registrar’s office FAQ and will most likely be expanded in the next days and weeks. The main purpose is to answer some obvious questions you might have.



Some more changes

The most important information right now is, please be patient. I know that most of you have questions about how things will move forward but the honest truth is that no one really knows at the moment. 


For now:

-          The registrar’s office is closed to the public, if you want to hand in anything please do so via post to:

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
55099 Mainz

-          Master thesis also have to be handed in via post. For now, the deadlines all still stand!

-          If you have questions etc. please send an email or call, I will do my best to help

-          If you need to get in touch with anyone else in this university (be they chairs or studsek etc.) please also apply the same rules as apply for the registrar’s office (i.e. do not go there personally)



What comes next

In the next days, more decisions will be made and more information will be available. Things are moving rather quickly, so that information from today can be outdated again tomorrow. As soon as I know any big news, I will let you know. In the meantime, I ask that you all bear with us as solutions to most problems might take a bit longer and we figure out how to handle the situation in the best way possible.


All I have to say in closing is to simply keep informed on the official website, stay safe and make the best of this situation.


Christoph Wirp



Christoph Wirp
Program Manager Master in International Economics and Public Policy

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Studienbüro des Fachbereichs Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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55128 Mainz

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