What school leaving certificate must I possess in order to be admitted to the course?
Please find information concerning university entry qualifications here: ⇒ Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB)
Is there a Numerus Clausus (restriction on numbers entering)?
No, the Catholic University of Mainz does not have a numerus clausus, but it does have an intake cap. For all further details please see under Other Matters (“What are my chances of getting a place on the course?”).
What prerequisites do I need to meet in order to begin studying without an Abitur certificate or certificate of aptitude for specialized higher education?
• A vocational training course awarding a professional qualification plus a grade of at least 2.5 gained here in Germany, followed by two years’ professional work or comparable activity
• A vocational training with a professional qualification and a grade of at least 2.5 gained in a foreign country so long as appropriate recognition is provided. And that training to be followed by 2 years’ professional or comparable work
• A master craftsman’s diploma or alternatively a comparable final examination (for example, in child care) awarding a qualification
For further information, please see HERE.
What language skills do I have to provide evidence of?
Students, who have been awarded their university entry qualification at a non-German-speaking school, must produce evidence to show they have mastered the German language to B2 level. The university will decide on exceptions. Language courses and exams are offered by universities, adult colleges etc.
English language ability at B2 level must also be proven.
Provisional admission with B1 level language ability is possible. Registration is annulled if B2 level ability cannot be demonstrated after one year.
Evidence of language ability