International Programmes 2021/2022

Franco-German Master of Arts in German Studies / Master Recherche Études Germaniques, Mainz-Dijon Franco-German Master of Arts in German Studies

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz • Mainz

Degree
Master of Arts in German Studies / Master Recherche Études Germaniques
In cooperation with

Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France)

Teaching language
  • German
  • French
Languages

German and French

Programme duration
4 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 May for the following winter semester
15 November for the following summer semester
Applicants shall contact the Dijonbüro or Bureau Mayence no later than 31 March (application for winter semester) or 30 September (application for summer semester) before applying.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Yes
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

Graduates of the integrated study programme Mainz-Dijon in German Studies are granted two national degrees. The programme is based on a fixed bi-national course of study in German philology which focusses on literary studies, linguistics, and cultural studies. In a particular Franco-German module, all participants obtain intercultural competencies and reflect on the different education systems. It 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 the 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 that allows the students to deepen their intercultural experiences as well as to take the first steps towards the creation of an international professional network.

Course organisation

The students spend the first year at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and the second year at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. The second year concludes with a Master's thesis.

Types of assessment

Assessment via term papers, oral and written exams and presentations in German The second year concludes with a Master's thesis and a defence at Dijon University.

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

Participants spend the third and fourth semester at the University of Burgundy, Dijon. Furthermore, we strongly advise students to complete the obligatory internship in the partner country.

Integrated internships

An internship of at least four weeks is to be completed during the break between the first and the second semester or between the first and the second year. 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

Approx. 326.11 EUR per semester

Costs of living

In Mainz and Dijon, about 800 EUR per month are required for living expenses. For more information see https://www.international.uni-mainz.de/exchange/

Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in German Studies

For details regarding the admission requirements for the integrated Master's programme, please see the following website: https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/master-germanistik-dijon/

Applicants with a German Bachelor's degree should apply in Mainz; applicants with a degree from France (Licence) or another francophone country should apply in Dijon. Applicants from other countries must have their diplomas recognised before submitting their applications. 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 (Goethe-Zertifikat B2)
French: B2 level (DELF certificate)

Application deadline

15 May for the following winter semester
15 November for the following summer semester
Applicants shall contact the Dijonbüro or Bureau Mayence no later than 31 March (application for winter semester) or 30 September (application for summer semester) before applying.

Submit application to

Please follow the instructions at https://www.dijon.uni-mainz.de/bewerbung-m-a/

Applicants from francophone countries, please contact bureaumayence@u-bourgogne.fr for further information.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

During the tightly organised and demanding binational studies, part-time employment is unfortunately usually not possible.

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.

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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