PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 

• With its charming, medieval atmosphere, Marburg is enchanting! Just an hour north of Frankfurt, you can stroll along the idyllic river, stop by a café, and enjoy the views from the hilltop castle. 

• Deepen your understanding of German language and culture while also learning more about business, sciences, global studies, and humanities from a German perspective.  

• On a regular basis, the International Office offers trips and excursions to introduce you to German history, culture, and people. These getaways are offered during the semester and are either completely free or very affordable. 

LIFE ABROAD 

While you are in Marburg, experience all the city has to offer by renting a rowboat on the Lahn River or attending a Christmas market full of seasonal goodies and souvenirs. Check out the fairy tale pathway, which weaves through Marburg and commemorates the Brothers Grimm, who were heavily inspired and influenced by Marburg’s romantic streets in their many stories. 

LIVE 

Live in a single room in one of the university dormitories with easy access to campus by foot or by bus. You can expect to share a bathroom and kitchen access with local German students and other international students from campus. Students with families are welcome and easily accommodated on this program. 

DINE 

You will have plenty of access to grocery stores, cooking facilities (communal kitchens), and a multitude of dining options with affordable meal choices. We recommend budgeting 300-400 Euros for food each month. 

EXPERIENCE 

It’s easy to get involved and make local friends through the numerous extracurricular organizations and activities, including the sports program, the student symphony orchestra, the debate club, and Dramarasmus (a European theater troupe open to all that are interested in the dramatic arts). 

EXPLORE 

Marburg is a university town with gothic-style academic buildings, rich cultural experiences, and museums scattered throughout the city. Spend an afternoon exploring Marburg Castle, climb the Kaiser Wilhelm Tower, or try a Hessen-style beer with lemonade and fruit. With your student card, transportation by bus is free which makes exploring easy and affordable. 

THRIVE 

Access the “Sprachenzentrum” (Language Center) for extracurricular language learning programs including the self-study center and the Language Tandem project. If you are interested in taking part in competitive sports or just keeping fit, try the University Sports Centre, which offers several gymnasiums, a clubhouse at “Edersee” (a lake), a boathouse on the river Lahn, and several tennis courts. Marburg also offers a range of support services for students with disabilities. Support may include barrier-free student accommodation, transport services, academic assistance, mobility training, Braille translations for visually impaired students, and more. 

What We Love About Marburg 

There are plenty of things to love about studying at Marburg, including the university leisure sports program which offers numerous water sports, as well as martial arts and wellness classes with yoga and shiatsu (and much more). Plus, there is a guesthouse owned by the Marburg University Association which can be used by students for skiing and hiking trips in the Austrian Alps! 

See more of Marburg in this video!

Program Website

Course Description

As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes for course searching to help you find which courses are available.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Grace Glancy 703-504-9975 | GGlancy@isep.org Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer 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.

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...

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Management Economics

  • Communication

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature Recommended!

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    German Language and Literature

  • History Recommended!

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: Australia New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
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

  • Visual
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in German)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Area Studies, Other Canadian Studies European Studies German Studies Italian Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign)

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Microbiology and Immunology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Informatics

  • Education:

    Early Childhood 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

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Arabic Language and Literature Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Comparative Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Italian Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Linguistics Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature Turkish Language and Literature

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations European History History, Other Holocaust and Related Studies Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

Academic Requirements

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

  • Visual
  • Learning

Graduate
(in German)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Area Studies, Other Canadian Studies European Studies French Studies German Studies Italian Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Business

  • English Language and Literature:

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

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Arabic Language and Literature Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Comparative Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Studies/Civilizations European History Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • International/Global Studies

    Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    International Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Biblical Studies Philosophy Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences

    Chemistry

  • Psychology:

    Clinical Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Reading Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Listening Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Speaking Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
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

  • Visual
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Semester Names - Please note the following term names when looking for courses at Uni Marburg:

ISEP Spring Semester = Marburg Sommersemester (SoSe)

ISEP Fall Semester = Marburg Wintersemester (WiSe)

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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