Mainz is the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is located at the river Rhine across from Wiesbaden, in the western part of the Rhine-Main Region, which is one of the most productive regions of Europe with an above-average development rate. Home to 4.8 million residents, it is the third-largest economic region of Germany. Its impressing history , vitality, chumminess chiefly contributed by about 35,000 students (14 percent of them from abroad ) and their young spirit give Mainz its unique charm and atmosphere, especially in our everyday life and nightlife.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Most students complete their internship at the University hospital "Universitätsmedizin Mainz" or "Katholisches Klinikum Mainz", as many departements and subspecialties are available and located there. You need to bring your own white coat and a stethoscope to all hospitals. English is perfectly acceptable here, nevertheless your chances are higher, if you have German skills - especially in departments in which you have a lot of contact with patients. As an example: students without basic German skills are not accepted for an internship at the department of internal medicine, gynecology and obstetrics and heart surgery.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
We don´t offer Research Exchange at the moment even though there is much research in Mainz.
During your stay, you will be provided with 50€ for boarding each week.
Most of our incoming students stay in a student dormitory or in one of the students' apartments. You may share it with other students, dependig to the extent, but you’ll have a room of your own. Please contact us in order to give us a preference.
Mainz has got a good train system you can use to get to other big cities. Mainz is about half an hour drive by train away from Frankfurt and an hour from Mannheim and Heidelberg.
Just enjoy this pretty city by visiting the Mainz Cathedral (Dom), the river bank, the summer festivities and students' nightlife (don't miss the quietest club-queue in all of Germany).
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please bring stethoscope, white coat and comfortable and closed shoes!