American Studies, B.A. | Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz | Mainz, Germany
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About

This program in American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz intended for students with a wide-ranging interest in the languages, the literature, the cultures, and the history of North America.

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts with American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as a major (or a minor) is an opportunity to complete a qualifying degree in 6 semesters. Students in this fully English-speaking program learn the theoretical fundamentals of the subject as well as practical language skills and intercultural competence. 

American Studies and JGU’s International Office offer students the chance to strengthen their English skills and their understanding of American society and culture through a range of exchange programs in the USA and Canada. Teachers from the USA and Canada also travel to Mainz frequently to offer classes.

Studying Abroad

American Studies in Mainz maintains exchange programs with many North American colleges and universities. Participants in the direct exchange programs have the opportunity to complete part of their studies in the USA and have these credits recognized at JGU. In addition, the International Office provides information about other study opportunities in North America and about scholarships from the DAAD and other organizations.

The department strongly recommends spending at least three months abroad in an English-speaking country. Internships abroad can also count for credit at JGU (Independent Studies).

Practical Language Entrance Exam

Before being accepted to the program, applicants must complete the “Practical Language Entrance Exam” (C1, according to the Common European Framework). The exam is given two weeks before classes begin, and the dates will be listed on the homepage of the Department of English and Linguistics in advance. Students may also provide proof of English ability by submitting equivalent certificates. More information is available on the Homepage of the Department of English and Linguistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language and Communication
  • American Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Studies and Professional Orientation
  • Culture, Media and Literature
  • Advanced Language and Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, deadlines are:

  • Winter semester: July 15
  • Summer semester: January 15

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
85

Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
85

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • School leaving certificate (award certificate + overview of subjects and grades)
  • University entrance exam certificate, if applicable (only for countries in which a university entrance exam is required for admission to a course of study )
  • University certificates (award certificate + overview of subjects and grades)
  • Uncertified copy of the personal page of your passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Johannes-Gutenberg-University does not charge tuition fees. However, you will have to pay a social fee of € 357.46 per semester.

Living costs for Mainz

710 - 1230 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Bachelor's scholarship opportunities for American Studies.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarships
Merit-based

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The Smooth Movers
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Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
The Deutschlandstipendium at German Universities
Merit-based

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German Government
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Independent provider
Grant
500 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
EU Mobility Programme for Myanmar
Need-based

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Unknown
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Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Government Scholarships Programme Oman
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
744 EUR
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Evangelical Student Association Scholarship
Merit-based

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Evangelical Student Association Villigst
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Independent provider
Grant
480 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
SBW Berlin Scholarship
Need-based

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SBW Berlin
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
649 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
Merit-based

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Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 EUR
Deadline
15 Sep 2024
ARGE Donauländer Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Blumenthal Performing Arts
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Gordon Hay Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Blumenthal Performing Arts
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship
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Coupons Plus Deals
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
Annual Students' Scholarship
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StudyCorgi
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Jul 2024
Fighting Bullying With Technology
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1902 Software
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Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
Not specified
L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant
Merit-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
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Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
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Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
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Dermadry
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
Clean And Recovery Scholarship Essay Contest
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Clean and Recovery
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
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Verified Scholarships
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
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PlagiarismSearch
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
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Florida Rentals
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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StudyCorgi
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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Grant
1000 USD
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High School Essay Contest
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International Bipolar Foundation
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Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
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Pearl Lemon Scholarship
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Pearl Lemon
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Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
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Shield Your Body
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Independent provider
Grant
750 USD
Deadline
23 Nov 2024
Studybay Fall Essay Contest
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