International Programmes 2020/2021

Franco-German Bachelor of Arts / Licence in German and French Language, Literature and Culture Mainz-Dijon Bachelor of Arts in German/French Language, Literature & Culture

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz • Mainz

Degree
Franco-German Bachelor of Arts / Licence in German and French Philology
In cooperation with
Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France)
Teaching language
  • German
  • French
Languages

Courses are held in German and French. The language of the Bachelor's thesis depends on the main subject (German or French philology).

Programme duration
6 semesters
Beginning
Winter and summer semester
More information on beginning of studies
If the student enrols in the summer semester, the duration of studies is automatically extended for a minimum of one semester.
Application deadline

15 July for the following winter semester
15 January for the following summer semester

The recognition of the applicant's foreign certificate must be made in advance (calculate at least six weeks for this).

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

Graduates of the integrated study programme Mainz-Dijon in German and French Studies are granted two national degrees in the respective disciplines. The programme is based on a fixed binational course of study that focusses on literary studies, linguistics, and cultural studies. Linguistic mediation in the form of French-German translation is also a common study content. In the Franco-German Module, all participants obtain intercultural competencies and reflect on the different education systems. The Franco-German Module includes an intensive language preparation course, which helps students to successfully integrate into the partner system.
Once students arrive at the partner university, they may benefit from diverse mobility grants for the duration of their stay abroad (ERASMUS, Franco-German university network). Furthermore, they are exempt from tuition fees at the host university.
The programme also includes an obligatory internship in the partner country that allows students to deepen their intercultural experiences as well as take the first steps towards the creation of an international professional network.

Course organisation

During their first year, all students study at their home university (either in Mainz or in Dijon) and spend their second year at the partner university. While the first year serves as an orientation and a preparation phase, the second year is highly focussed on encountering the partner education system. Students have to perform an internship in the partner country in order to take a look at the foreign labour market. The third year gives major importance to the integration of the student groups starting in both countries. All students spend the fifth semester in Dijon and the sixth semester in Mainz, where each student completes a Bachelor's thesis. Under certain circumstances and upon consultation with the coordinating offices, students may participate in an additional exchange with the Université de Sherbooke (Canada) during the fifth semester.

Types of assessment

The studies in Mainz and Dijon include term papers, written examinations, presentations and oral examinations in German and French. The course of study is concluded with a Bachelor's thesis.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Participants starting at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, spend the third, fourth, and fifth semesters at Université de Bourgogne, Dijon.
Participants starting at Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, spend the third, fourth, and sixth semesters at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz.

Both participant groups can potentially spend the fifth semester at Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (Canada).

Integrated internships

An internship of at least three or four weeks has to be completed during the break after the fourth and the fifth semester. This internship has to be done in the partner country. The cultural institutions of the partner regions, Maison Rhénanie-Palatinat in Dijon and Haus Burgund in Mainz, provide assistance with finding an internship.

Special promotion / funding of the programme
  • ERASMUS+
  • Franco-German University (FGU)
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution
322.18 EUR per semester
Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements

High school diploma (Abitur, Baccalauréat, or equivalent)
Applicants with a German diploma should apply and start their studies in Mainz. Applicants with a diploma from France or another francophone country should apply and start their studies in Dijon.

Applicants without a German or French diploma must have their diploma recognised before submitting their application. For further information, see: https://www.studying.uni-mainz.de/certification-of-recognition-validation-of-foreign-certificates/ or https://ub-link.u-bourgogne.fr/etudiants-internationaux/venir-etudier-a-l-ub-a-titre-individuel.html

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their German and French skills.
German: DSH-1 or equivalent (for example, Goethe-Zertifikat B2)
French: B2 level (DELF certificate)

Depending on the university where the students start their studies, the language level of the partner language can be improved during the first year of studies.

Application deadline

15 July for the following winter semester
15 January for the following summer semester

The recognition of the applicant's foreign certificate must be made in advance (calculate at least six weeks for this).

Submit application to

Online application: https://www.studying.uni-mainz.de/online-application/

Accommodation

Accommodation is available through the Studierendenwerk Mainz or on the private market. The monthly rent for a single room in a student residence starts at 300 EUR. Private housing can be found on the Internet or on websites such as http://www.wg-gesucht.de.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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