Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Practical and theoretically sound, international and future-oriented - studying at Mainz University of Applied Sciences prepare students for their careeres and their future in the best sense of the word. We are known for the interdependence of teaching, research and practice.



Mainz University of Applied Sciences is a young university. It has been independent since 1996 and has been identified in its logo as a "University of Applied Sciences" since 1999. But the origins go all the way back to 1757, the year in which the elector of Mainz decided to found an academy of painting and sculpture.


In our three schools of Design, Engineering and Business, we offer a solid foundation of knowledge for optimum professional development - with a wide range of specialization options and scope for interdisciplinary cooperation. We maintain excellent contacts within the regional economy and to public institutions and are networked with more than 500 companies in the Rhine-Main metropolitan region.

International training courses and intensive practical experience in research and teaching characterize the profile of Mainz University of Applied Sciences.


Mainz University of Applied Sciences' strength lies in applied research and development. The diversity of professional competences is combined in the three schools of engineering, design and business. In addition, in the past years, the establishment of seven independent institutes, some of which have been in existence for more than 10 years, and other focal points of our work have set new standards in the field of applied research and development, which are implemented in collaboration with a large number of cooperation partners from scientific and research sectors, museums and industry.


The Career Center at Mainz University of Applied Sciences offers students and companies a wide range of interesting platforms for making direct contact with each other.

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Student services

Mainz University of Applied Sciences is facing the challenges and changes of the booming Rhine-Main economic region. For us, it is a given that our teaching operations are internationally oriented:

  • The offering of integrated courses of study abroad with internationally compatible degrees
  • The development of new internationally recognised bachelor's and master's degree programs
  • The promotion of semesters abroad
  • The expansion of exchange programs for students and lecturers
  • Intensification of language training through courses in foreign languages 

Housing services

If you are looking for a room in a student dormitory, you can contact Student Services (Studierendenwerk) in Mainz. There you will also find assistance in finding private accommodations.

Basically, you have the possibility to live in all residential complexes. Since not all rooms are available in sufficient numbers, it is best to specify priorities when it comes to several buildings or types of accommodation in the "dormitory selection" section of the application form. Student Services will make every effort to fulfill your housing wishes.

Library services

Our university library is the service center for electronic and printed information services. It procures, registers and opens up all media available at our university for teaching and research.

The library is one of the central university facilities. It offers university members comprehensive services for studying, teaching, research and further education.

ICT services

The ZIK operates the university's central information and communication technology. This means planning, coordination, procurement and support, as well as the secure operation of the information and communication technology infrastructure and the necessary systems.

Student Life

Campus life

Our university's schools and departments are located at various sites within Mainz city limits.


  • Business
  • Engineering, Department of Geoinformatics and Surveying

Central facilities

  • Presidium
  • Central administration

Student Reviews

I'm satisfied with university!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a great opportunity to be a student at one of the best applied science universities found in Germany; It's one of the greatest experience in my career life being a student at Hochschule Mainz University of Applied Sciences.

Be International, study locally
Olta Muça rated 3 out of 5 stars

What I liked about my study programme was the diversity among the class members. We were nearly 80 students from all over the world and our days were never boring; We always had something to learn from everyone. The international office did a great job in organising events, to make our incoming easier. This is how we got to know each other and get more closer together.

sunil Verma rated 5 out of 5 stars

Better education than job is best for good option

Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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