Hessen International Summer University is a four-week summer program with intensive German language courses and academic seminars in the fields of History, Politics, Society, and Culture. 

The compulsory program elements include:

  • Language courses — courses are 45 contact hours/3 ECTS each (maximum 9 ECTS total) and are taught in small groups, offered at various levels
  • Two academic seminars
  • A supplement course on German culture and politics
  • Three-day field trip to Strasbourg
  • One-day weekend trip — more field trips will be offered, and students are welcome to participate in all trips at no extra cost

Program Website

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Mariel Shilling 703-504-9966 | mshilling@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your main point of contact here at ISEP. Contact me at any point in your search process and we’ll work together to find programs that match your interests and academic needs. When you reach out, be sure to include the name of your home university in your email. I look forward to working with you!

Philipps-Universität Marburg

The University of Marburg is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the world's oldest university founded as a Protestant institution. The Uni Marburg — as...

Walk Score®: 88

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies: Recommended!

    Area Studies, Other European Studies German Studies

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    German Language and Literature

  • History: Recommended!

    European History History, Other Holocaust and Related Studies

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Language and Culture

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Political Science and Government Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Australia Bulgaria Botswana Canada Ghana Morocco New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Number of language semesters completed 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit a supplemental application which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    European Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Business

    International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    German Language and Literature

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Australia Bulgaria Botswana Canada Ghana Morocco New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Number of language semesters completed 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit a supplemental application which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students wishing to take courses in German should submit an ISEP language proficiency report. 

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

Select a semester to calculate the price. Semesters are named according to host university's calendar.


Loading Semester Data...

Semester Tuition

  • Priority Admissions Deadline: {{schedule.semester.semesterTranslation.displayPriorityDeadline}}
  • Chance of Placement: {{schedule.chancesOfPlacement.name}}
  • Application Deadline: {{schedule.applicationDeadline}}
  • Average Classes Per Week: {{schedule.semester.classesPerWeek}}
  • Average Class Hours Per Week: {{schedule.semester.hoursPerWeek}}

Required Expenses

Pre-Sessions

{{child.getBenefitsRangeDisplay()}}

University Deadline: {{child.studentDeadline | date:'longDate'}}

Housing
{{plan.housingPlan.getNumPeopleDisplay()}} , accommodates dependents {{plan.housingPlan.url}}
Meals
{{plan.planName}} ,

Optional Expenses

Pre-Sessions

{{child.getBenefitsRangeDisplay()}}

University Deadline: {{child.studentDeadline | date:'longDate'}}

Housing
{{plan.housingPlan.getNumPeopleDisplay()}} {{plan.housingPlan.url}}
Meals
{{plan.name}} ,
{{addon.addonType.name}}


Philipps-Universität Marburg

Marburg, Germany

(17)

Tuition

Select a Semester


Total: US$0

{{programScheduleCollection.selectedSchedule.semester.name}}

Tuition
Options

{{child.childProgram.name}} Options

Housing (Estimate) TBD Home University Housing Price Options

Meals (Estimate) Home University Meals Price Options

{{addonType}} US${{programScheduleCollection.selectedSchedule.selectedAddonDisplaySums[addonType]}} (Estimate) Options

ISEP Application Fee US$100

ISEP Acceptance Fee US$325




Total:




Program Deadlines
{{programScheduleCollection.selectedSchedule.priorityDeadline}}
{{programScheduleCollection.selectedSchedule.applicationDeadline}}
Chances of Placement: {{programScheduleCollection.selectedSchedule.chancesOfPlacement.name}}
Program added.View application
Program saved.View all
{{ programScheduleCollection.Message }}