Requirements for a Doctorate at JGU with Foreign Certificates
The nationality of the applicant is not relevant.
You may download the required form ("Application for the Recognition / Validation of Foreign Certificates") under the link on the right side.
The certificate of recognition / validation will be issued only after € 50 were transfered to our account (no checks, credit cards or banknotes are accepted).
Officially validated copies of these certificates must be presented both in the original language and in German or English translation (except for English and French certificates). After you receive the recognition / validation certificate you can apply for the doctoral course.
If you have questions relating to the formal requirements, please contact the "International Office - Incoming".
If your doctoral course allows you to present your dissertation and complete your exams in a language other than German, your advisor's department may apply for an exemption from the DSH on your behalf.
When you have found a supervisor at JGU, you must apply with the application papers to the International Office – Incoming.
- the letter of acceptance from your supervisor at the University of Mainz
- Certificate of Recognition / Validation. In order to get this, you have to submit an "Application for the Recognition / Validation of Foreign Certificates"
- printout of the online-application form for admission for foreign applicants with all necessary documents i.e. school leaving certificate and university degrees, proof of German language proficiency or exemption certificate.