Marburg offers an International Undergraduate Studies Program (IUSP) which allows a student to spend a semester studying intensive German language alongside a selection of regular university courses taught mainly in English.

Students may choose from courses taught in a variety of fields with an international spectrum of concentration.

No previous German language is required since the language courses are taught at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The IUSP program also incorporates a cultural program with excursions and weekend trips to important historical and cultural sites. 


Students will be accommodated in university dormitories in the city center, in a single room with shared bathrooms and kitchens.


A full meal plan is not included in the program fee, however all students will receive a stipend of EUR 200 per semester for meals in the form of a cafeteria debit card. This card can be used in student cafeterias (Mensa) as well as on campus for printing and other services. All ISEP students will be expected to budget for their meals accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad

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Course Description

For course information and descriptions, please see our web site: IUSP Program.


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Philipps-Universität Marburg

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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    African-American Studies Canadian Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies German Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign) United States Studies Women’s Studies

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Education

    Adult and Continuing Education

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Comparative Literature German Language and Literature Linguistics

  • History:

    Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology European History

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Religious Studies

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United States

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
  • Visual
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

The program offers courses from the university's regular course catalogue. Usually, classes take place two hours per week.

Important: Each subject class, whether held in English or German, is being supported by obligatory tutorials (small group meetings)  in English with four hours per week.

Classes and tutorials take place Monday through Friday.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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