Account Activation for Students after First Enrollment

After your first enrollment at the university of Mainz you have to activate your university account once. To do this you need:



  • a valid enrollment certificate,
  • a student card,
  • a security password (Personal Unblocking Key, PUK - permanently valid).

The security password or 'Personal Unblocking Key' (PUK) will be sent to you at the beginning of your studies in Mainz, but separate from the enrollment papers.

In case you have only been enrolled during the time of the freshmen seminars (please see the date inscribed on the student card) and if you are studying in Mainz (not in Germersheim), then your PUK may be picked up at the check-out counter of the university library.

Whether your PUK was sent to you or is available at the university library may be seen inside the info sheet 'Informationen für Neueinschreiber / information for new enrollees', which you will have received together with your enrollment papers.

In case you have lost your PUK or have not received it, you can always apply for a new PUK at the check-out counter of the university library (at its opening times). To do that, please have your enrollment certificate and a valid photo identification (identification card or passport) with you. The new PUK will then be handed to you immediately.

If you have these documents at hand, then you can

use → the following form directly

to activate your account.

Student accounts have the following characteristics:

  • Storage space (in your home directory): 15 GB
  • Mail address:
  • Size of the mailbox: 2 GB
  • optional: personal homepage
  • Printing quota