Financing your semester abroad

A semester abroad needs to be paid for. On the following sites we will inform you about the topic “money”.



There are many possibilities to find a job in Mainz. Here is a list of institutions and possibilities.

Job center for students in the students’ house (Studierendenhaus):

Here you can find notes with jobs for students. It is also possible to search for jobs on the website: http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/


In case you want to work in a restaurant in the kitchen or in service, the best way to find a job is to go from one restaurant to the other and ask whether they need someone. You can also search at the Job Centre, but they usually  don't have as many offers for students.

  • In the kitchen: basic knowledge of German is sufficient
  • In service: good knowledge of German is necessary

Time work

For male students, there is even the possibility to look for temporary employment in a special company. In general, these are jobs in factories. Nevertheless, basic knowledge of German is necessary.

You can search here: www.gelbe-seiten.de

Fill in the gaps with “Mainz” and “Zeitarbeit (temporary employment)”, then you will get a list of all the companies offering such positions. You can call them or even better stop by and introduce yourself in person.

Various websites all over Germany with different kinds of jobs:

Financial support

Financial support

If you have financial problems the Studierendenwerk offers different kinds of support and loans for students. You need to make an appointment with the official in charge.

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität:

Contact:Monika Schreiber
Studentenhaus, Entrance C
Room: 131a
Phone:+49 6131 39 24762
Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday:10am - 12am
Tuesday and Thursday:2pm - 4pm
and on appointment

University of Applied Sciences Bingen

Contact:Wilma Wirtz
Studierendenwerk Mainz-Büro FH Bingen
Building 5
Phone:+496721 409 332
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:8.45am – 12.30pm
and on appointment

University of Applied Sciences Mainz

Contact:Monika Jurkat
Holzstraße 36
Room:H 0.11, AStA-Büro
Phone:+49 6131 628 8220
Office Hours:
Monday:11am - 5pm 
Tuesday and Thursday:9am- 2pm
Contact:Barbara Pichler
Lucy-Hillebrand-Str. 2 
Room:A0.04, AStA-Büro
Phone:+49 6131 628 8210
Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday:9.30am - 12.30pm
Tuesday:1.30pm - 5pm
Thursday:1.30pm - 4.30pm