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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Area of Study: Area and Cultural Studies, Business, Economics, German, History, International Relations, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Instruction Language: English, German
Program Description:
Click "Apply for Exchange" to complete an exchange nomination application, which will be reviewed on a competitive basis after the deadline.  Within the application, you will be able to indicate your interest in up to three exchange programs.
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Philipps Universitat Marburg
Program Overview New Program Overview
Philipps-Universität Marburg (UMR) is a great place to be an international student, whether you join us for a full degree program, a semester or year abroad, or a summer. Our diverse program offering in German and English has something in stock for everyone, while the town of Marburg is a picturesque piece of living European history. Centrally located in Germany, Marburg is also a perfect starting point for adventures throughout Europe.
 Learn more about Philipps-Universität Marburg
About City  About Marburg
The university is located in the beautiful medieval town of Marburg, along the German fairytale route in the state of Hessen. Here, the tradition and history of your surroundings will enchant and inspire you, and the friendly small-city spirit will make you feel at home as soon as you’ve arrived. The city is stimulated by an infinite and spirited source of creativity and ideas - and that in a broad range; from classical music to theatre, from museums and archives to open-air festivals, from literary circles and socio-cultural centers to the prize-winning movie cinema scene.

Marburg is located in central Germany, in the middle of the state of Hessen. Frankfurt am Main is only one hour away to the south, and from there one can connect to virtually anywhere in Germany and the rest of Europe, either by train or airplane.
Marburg City
For more information, visit the Living in Marburg webpage.
Academic Programs Academics and Courses
Exchange students have two options for studying at Marburg:
  • The International Undergraduate Study Program (IUSP) - courses are part of the regular university curriculum and are especially suitable for helping students gain perspective on Germany and Europe
    • The academic program includes an intensive German language class, a German culture class, and two seminars
    • A mandatory tutorial in English will be offered for each course to help students with course material
    • Key program dates: August through December for fall term; February through June for spring term
  • The Regular Academic Curriculum - courses are largely conducted in German, but some courses and some Masters programs may be conducted in English
    • Key program dates: October through February for fall term; April through July for spring term
Full-Time Semester Course Load 24-30 ECTS credits
Course Listing IUSP Academic Seminars
Regular Academic Curriculum
For more information, visit the Academic Programs webpage.
Housing Housing
Students will have a single room in one of the university dormitories. Layouts include common bathrooms, showers, kitchens, and shared laundry facilities. Almost all dormitory rooms are equipped with internet access.  From the university dormitories, the city center can be easily reached by local bus lines or by foot.
For more information, visit the Accommodations webpage.
Student Visa Student Visa
Depending on nationality and length of stay, exchange students accepted to study at Philipps-Universität Marburg may or may  not need to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in Germany.  In the past, citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand have been able to enter Germany as a tourist, i.e. with only their passport. This tourist visa is valid for 90 days. After arrival in Marburg, exchange students will need to apply for a student residency permit (Aufenthaltstitel). 

Since visa rules and regulations change frequently, consult the nearest German embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.
For more information, visit the Student Visa webpage.
Testimonials Student Testimonials
  • "Everything has been amazing and I can not put a value on all that I have seen and done with the program."
  • "Great time, probably the best of my life. The trips were fun and the people were awesome."
  • "It's a very well-run program and I learned a lot about Germany as a result."
Campus Location Campus Map

Program Contact Information
Philipps-Universitat Marburg
International Office
Deutschhausstr. 11+13
D-35037 Marburg
Tel: +49 6421 28-22222

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SSB 3.400
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/22/2019 12/15/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants may be notified of their acceptance prior to the application deadline.