Why studying Physics at JGU?

Why JGU?

Excellence in science combined with savoir vivre - Mainz and JGU offer the ideal infrastructure for leading worldwide research in physics. As a student, you benefit from an unusually wide range of research specializations and you can choose amongst more than 50 research groups. Already in the Bachelor Program, you may collaborate with and conduct research at leading international facilities both locally, nationally, and worldwide.

Research-oriented education

JGU as a comprehensive university stresses disciplinary diversity and fosters the combination of research and teaching on all degree levels. Bachelor's courses include the training of research skills and scientific methods. Master's programs usually convey methodological knowledge and require the participation in research projects. Students on postgraduate level have the opportunity to collaborate closely with senior faculty members and develop their own research profiles.

International Career Gateway

JGU has always put a special emphasis on crossing national and cultural boundaries. JGU has created a network of more than 150 partner universities and 500 cooperations with European partner universities, with especially strong ties to France, Poland, as well as the United States, South Korea, and China. Students at JGU find ideal conditions to train for international careers while at the same time finding a highly diverse multi-cultural environment.

Location and strategic network

JGU is located in the heart of the Rhine Main Region as a central hub of economic growth and technological innovation. Major industrial companies in the region have strategic partnerships with JGU and the university supports research spinoffs by providing consulting. JGU is also a driving force of the "Rhein Main University Alliance" together with Goethe University Frankfurt and the Technical University Darmstadt which offers manifold collaboration opportunities.


JGU is known among students and international visitors for its open-minded and friendly atmosphere. Nearly all of the institutions of JGU are located on one single campus. A broad range of social activities are offered that help you integrate quickly.

University at a glance

Excellence in science combined with savoir vivre - Mainz and JGU offer the ideal infrastructure for leading worldwide research in physics.

Internationality & research-oriented

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest campus universities in Germany. More than 32,000 students from over 120 nations study and research here.

Funding Opportunities

While studying in Germany in general is free of tuition-fees, as granted in the Constitution, students still need to finance their daily lives and study material.
"Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics."
Stephen Hawking


Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Faculty Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Staudingerweg 7
    55128 Mainz, Germany
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  • physics@uni-mainz.de