JUSTUS LIEBIG UNIVERSITY GIESSEN, GIESSEN

Giessen, HesseLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1607Established Year
  28389Enrollment

Giessen University (Justus Liebig University Giessen or JLU), one of the oldest universities in Germany, was established in the year 1607. The University has been ranked #351–400 in the THE World University Ranking 2019 and #201+ in the European Teaching Rankings 2018.

Around 28000 students seek admission every year of which about 10% of the students hail from outside Germany. JLU supports internationalization and offers a broad spectrum of courses in English language at both undergraduate and graduate level.

JLU has collaborations with other Universities worldwide ranging from North America to Australia. A total of 200 Erasmus partners within Europe support a huge number of exchange programs in coordination with the University.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Total No. of Academic ProgramsBachelor’s: 27; Master’s: 49
Cost of Attendance€ 584.58
Application PortalOnline via uni-assist
Work-StudyAvailable
Intake TypeSummer and Winter
Types of ProgramFull time, part-time, Joint degree, double degree, exchange programs
Faculty to Student Ratio1:50
Percentage of International Students9.6%
Contact Details of Head of International OfficePhone: +49 (0)641 -99 12130
Fax: +49 (0)641 -99 12139; Email: julia.volz@admin.uni-giessen.de

Justus Liebig University Programs and Residence

Programs

The types of Bachelor’s degrees include BSc., BEd., BA. All the 27 Bachelor’s degrees are taught in German. Of 49 Master programs, 7 are taught in English.

A variety of Bachelor's, Master's, International Oriented programs (multi-lingual), Joint-degree, double-degree, international Ph.D. programs are offered across 11 faculties. Additionally, JLU has 2 interdisciplinary centers for study and teaching, 4 interdisciplinary research centers and 3 graduate centers.

There are 7 study programs that are taught exclusively in English:

  • Anglophone Studies (MA)
  • Choreography and Performance (MA)
  • Agrobiotechnology (MSc)
  • Global Change: Ecosystem Science and Policy, joint degree (MSc)
  • Insect Biotechnology and Bio-resources (MSc)
  • Master in International Law (LL.M.)
  • Transition Management (MSc)

Residence

International students may choose either Students Hall or Private accommodation. There will be rooms reserved in Students hall for exchange students. The University has a total of 10 residence halls accommodating around 2,500 students.

Justus Liebig University Admission

  • Application: Applications are made online through the uni-assist applicaton portal. Applicants are required to send the documents to the uni-assist via post. The processing fee is €75 for one program and extra €35 for every additional program.
  • Enrolment: The applications made by international students are accepted for summer and winter seasons.
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Summer intake: 15th January (for Bachelor’s and Master’s) 15th October (for courses with special academic qualification requirements)
    • Winter intake: 15th July (for Bachelor’s and Master’s) 15th April (For Courses with special Acedemic qualification requirements)
  • General requirements: School leaving certificate, Bachelor’s certificate, academic transcripts, passport, Visa (for foreign applicants), language certificates, Translation of these documents (to German or English).
  • Additional Requirements: Some applicants are required to attend an Academic Qualifying Course (Studienkolleg). APS certificate for applicants from China, Mangolia, and Vietnam is required.
  • Language Requirements: International students interested to attain a degree in German at JLU need to demonstrate proficiency in German by producing either of the following test scores or equivalent:
  1. DSH-1
  2. TestDaF with at least 14 points
  3. A certificate confirming completion of 1000 hours in German language at a state school/higher education institution.
  4. A degree in German language/literature/cultural studies.

For pursuing courses taught in English, the international students must meet either of the following requirements:

  1. TOEFL (Paper-based): 600
  2. TOEFL (Internet-based): 100 points
  3. IELTS: 6.5

Justus Liebig University Cost of Attendance

The average cost of attendance, based on the tuition fee and living cost, is tabulated below.

CategoryCost (€)
Tuition feesNil
Semester contribution292.29
Health Insurance80 (per month)
Cost of living650–800 (per month)

Justus Liebig University Scholarship and Financial Aid

Geisen University offers 8 scholarships for new students. However, the doctoral students are recommended to look for external scholarships. Some of the scholarships for international students are listed below:

ScholarshipValueApplication Period
Deutschland Stipendiem300 Euros per month1st July – 31st August
Financial Aid for Foreign Students at JLU in the Closing Phase of Their Degree300 EurosMarch 15 and September
JLU Giessen DAAD Award1000EurosWithin 15th July

Several DAAD Aids are also available which can be found in the DAAD scholarship database.

Find a Program

Business, Finance, Economics, Management & Statistics 1 Program

16 monthsfull-timeEnglish
$27,041 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 27,041
Post graduate Tuition Fees$27040.85
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 3,876
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
28,389
International Students
2,555
Male : Female Ratio
39:61
Student : Faculty Ratio
47:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES
Application Deadline
December 15, 2019
Start of Application process -
End of Application process December 15, 2019
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
-
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
-
+49-64-19-91-6400
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Ludwigstraße 23, 35390 Gießen
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