Philipps University of Marburg


Founded in 1527, the Philipps University of Marburg stands as both one of the oldest universities in Germany and one of the oldest Protestant universities across the entire world.

Currently it operates as a public university, in the state of Hesse, and is best known for it’s famed life sciences research.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 16 departments The Philipps University of Marburg offers a broad selection of degree programs for undergraduates, the following is a sample of their available courses:

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Data Science 
  • Geography 
  • Biomedical Science 
  • Computer 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics and Economics
  • Business Informatics
  • Anglophone Studies 
  • Archaeology 
  • German as a Foreign 
  • Ethics 
  • Protestant religion 
  • History of Languages
  • Catholic religion 
  • Romance Cultures: Communication, Language, Literature

Admission requirements

Admission to the Philipps University of Marburg doesn’t tend to have a specific cut-off in most courses, as such a university entrance qualification is the main requirement to study in it, however as a German institution, it requires international students to pass the German Language Examination for University Entrance.

Student Life

The Philipps University of Marburg counts with it’s own selection of museums on campus, as well as a theater and choirs, making sure all artistically inclined students will find an activity of their interest without even leaving the premises. The University Sports Centre hosts several gymnasiums and outdoor pitches for students to remain fit or become competitive players, and as one of the largest sports provider in Marburg it counts with tailor-made classes.

Part-time work

Part-time work is really common for students in Germany, surveys show that in total around two thirds of all students go to work, The Philipps University of Marburg in particular encourages it’s students, to work as Studentische Hilfkräfte (student assistants) at the institution, the university’s has a website for job openings at The Philipps University of Marburg and other public facilities.

Additionally the university also counts with it’s own Agentur für Arbeit (employment agency), a job placement service that all students can register for. Through it available student jobs are first offered to those registered in the database. 


International students looking to enter The Philipps University of Marburg through it’s International Undergraduate Study Program (IUSP) will see a program fee per semester of € 6,700

Otherwise there’s no tuition fee for most programs in the university, just miscellaneous student fees.


The Philipps University of Marburg currently occupies the 542th place in the global ranking of universities, making it the 34th best university in it’s home country of Germany.

University Contact

Address:  Philipps-Universität Marburg, Biegenstraße 10 35037, Marburg

Phone: +49 6421 28-20

Email: [email protected]


The cultural and historical value of The Philipps University of Marburg shouldn’t be understated, and with comfortable requirements for application it’s an option to consider if they offer your desired courses, international students might also find an easier time finding a pathway to study on it than other German institutions due to it’s multiple international study programs.