Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
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Other names: Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor, Diplom or Magister Artium, Staatsexamen (state examinations) (3-7 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 2.5/5.0.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Completed degree preferred such as bachelor, or completion of grundstudium (basic studies) and/or intermediate examinations (vordiplom/zwischenprüfung) with two additional semesters of study in hauptstudium (main studies).
Documents required: Scheine (certificates of participation) or list of courses completed with dates of completion and marks earned; zeugnises (testimonial certificates) for all exams and degrees completed; all documents stamped by institutions attended. Staatsexamen documents are stamped by state in which exams are sat. All documents in English and German.
Description: Instituted in 1477, closed in 1816. Reinstituted 1946. Besides degree programs provides coursework for professional preparation in law, pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, and teaching. In these fields the state (länder) serves as the official examining body. Usual admission requirement is the reifezeugnis (secondary school certificate) (grade 13).
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On semester system but assessment of student's performance from course marks is of limited value. When available course grades are reported as numeric marks or verbal mentions. Often courses are passed with success, "mit erfolg". Intermediate and degree examination results have more weight.
Language of instruction: German.
Promotion (Doctorate): 2-5 years after first degree; by research, dissertation and oral examination. Document verifying completion of program called Promotionsurkunde.
Last updated: May 09, 2005