The Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen was founded in 1607 and is a full university with a wide variety of subjects.

Enjoy life in a city with the highest concentration of students in Germany. The university is located in the midst of rolling hills and forests just north of the major economical hub of Frankfurt. Students can choose from a wide range of courses in German or English in strong fields such as humanities, business and economics, psychology, sports, natural sciences and law.

Giessen's interdisciplinary program groups the departments of classical and modern languages with art history, business studies and economics, education, history, musicology, political science, religion, physical education and sociology. An interdisciplinary theater arts program stresses Anglo-American-style professional theater training. Agricultural science, in combination with genetics, is a traditional and unique center of excellence at Giessen; strong programs in biological and ecological sciences are also featured. The physics, chemistry and mathematics departments have outstanding study and research facilities.

Giessen offers German Language Evening Courses for all levels. These take place during the semester (twice a week) and are absolutely free for exchange students.

Additionally, students coming to Giessen can take part in intensive language courses before the semester starts (International Summer Course / International Spring Course). These take place over the course of 4 weeks. ISEP students pay a reduced fee.

Further Information on German Language Courses: Information on German Courses

Course Description

Regular JLU Giessen courses offered are listed in the Giessen Electronic Course Catalog.

  1. Click on Lehrveranstaltungen and you can choose the respective faculty: e.g. Fachbereich 05 Sprache, Literatur, Kultur
  2. Click on Veranstaltungen and choose a language department.
  3. Also check the Electives: http://evv.uni-giessen.de > Lehrveranstaltungen > Zentrum für fremdsprachliche und berufsfeldorientierte Kompetenzen > Außerfachliche Kompetenzen

HINT: If you click on Kommentare anzeigen, course descriptions become visible where available.

You can also choose from the ERASMUS tutorials. These are not listed in the electronic course catalogue and will be sent to the students directly in advance.

Researching courses in English at a German university homepage can sometimes be difficult and confusing. Use the ISEP Guide to Course Selection and Courses of Study at the JLU to learn more about navigating a university website, finding courses in both English and German, and some translations of common words and major fields of study.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Rebecca Secula 703-504-9966 | rsecula@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Education

    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

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 insitution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in German)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

  • Area Studies:

    French Studies German Studies Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies

  • Biology

  • Business

    Economics

  • Education:

    Adult and Continuing Education Early Childhood Education

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • History:

    Ancient Studies/Civilizations European History

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Christian Studies Philosophy Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Geography Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Music Theory and Composition

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 3

Special Application Instructions

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

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

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 insitution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in German)

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture:

    Agricultural Economics Animal Husbandry Viticulture and Enology

  • Area Studies

    German Studies

  • Biology

    Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology

  • Business

  • Education

    Adult and Continuing Education

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    German Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

    Nutrition Sciences

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Drama and Theatre Arts Music Theory and Composition

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • 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 4

Special Application Instructions

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

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students are responsible for staying until the end of the semester and may not leave before the final date of their semester exams. Neither ISEP nor Uni Giessen can guarantee an early departure; leaving early may result in a failing exam grade and/or forfeit of credit.

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