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Justus Liebig University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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With 8.9% acceptance rate of international students, the total number of enrolment of students in Justus Liebig University is 28,000. Justus Liebig University offers more than 25 Bachelor’s Programmes, 45+ Master’s Programmes, Technical degree Programmes, State Examination Degree Program, and Doctoral studies.

  • The Bachelors and Masters applicants have to apply through the University’s online portal.
  • Applicants have to provide the proof of English language either by TOFEL test score or by IELTS test score if they are applying for a degree taught in English.
  • If a student applies for a degree course taught in German then he/she will have to show the acquired sufficient language proficiency.
  • International applicants must complete their visa process before the completion of the admission process.


Application PortalAdmission Portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)N/A
Acceptance Rate8.9% for international students
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsWinter/Summer
Financial AidGerman Scholarships

Justus Liebig University Admission Deadlines

The following deadlines must be met if applying for admission at Justus Liebig University

Winter Semester15 July
Summer Semester15 January

Justus Liebig University International Students Admission

The application process for international students at Justus Liebig University is quite simple and also similar to the application process of German students. There is some important information to keep in mind during the admission process.

  • Getting a visa might take 3 months so applicants should make sure that they apply for the visa before 3-4 months of the application deadline.
  • If applying for a course taught in English then will have to provide a proof of sufficient English proficiency and if applying for a course taught in German then a proof of required German language proficiency will be required.
  • When enrolling at JLU the applicant must produce proof that they hold a policy with a certified health insurance company.
  • Application material to must be sent to the applicant's exchange coordinator at JLU via the exchange coordinator at the aspirant's home university, together with a letter of nomination.
  • Students will have to bring along a transcript of records from the home university.

English Language Proficiency

International students who are applying for a program taught in English at Justus Liebig University can show the proof of their English proficiency by one of the following way-

TOEFL (Internet-based)100 points
IELTS6.5 points

German Language Proficiency

If you are applying for a course taught in German then you will have to provide proof of your language proficiency. There are some certificates which can be used as your proof for German language proficiency-

DSH-2, TestDaF, in each part of 2 directly consecutive TestDaF tests at least 1 * TDN 4 and always at least 16 points, test Deutsch C1 Hochschule, ZOP, Kleines, Goethe-Zertifikat, Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – 2, Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch, passed Feststellungsprufung of a Studienkolleg of a German institute of higher education (minimum grade: 4).

Visa Process

You will be able to study in Germany at the undergraduate or postgraduate level if and only if you have a valid visa for the purpose of study or a visa for student applicants. For a visa application, you will need to submit the following documents to your nearest German consulate before 2-3 months of the application deadline.

  • Notification of admission or acknowledgement of application.
  • Documentary proof of your possession of sufficient funds to complete your course of study.
  • Do not try to enter Germany on a tourist visa if you are going to study there.

Justus Liebig University Undergraduate Admissions

Bachelor’s program application process is not much different for domestic students and for international students but there are some formalities for international applicants for studying at Justus Liebig University.

  • Applicants will have to show that they have acquired sufficient proficiency in German or English for a course taught in English.
  • An applicant will have to submit the proof of university admission eligibility like a school-leaving certificate.
  • Some applicants are required to attend an Academic Qualifying Course before they can embark on a course to study in Germany.

Justus Liebig University Graduate Admissions

With 45+ masters programs, JLU is one of the best University to explore the field in which you are interested. Admission process for graduate programs is quite similar to the undergraduate programs.

Application Portal: Admission Portal

The following courses are offered at the university:

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Anglophone Studies (MA)July 15, January 15Bachelor's study programme with an Anglophone focus.TOEFL – IBT 110
IELTS – 7.0
A pass in the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) UNIcert® III
Agrobiotechnology (M.Sc.)-Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), Bachelor’s degree certificate from an English speaking program.
IELTS – 6.0
Proof of the UNIcert II certificate.
Global Change: Ecosystem Science and policy, joint degree (M.Sc.)15 July (winter semester only)A bachelor’s degree with 180 ECTS-points and an average grade of 2.48 in the following scientific field: Agricultural Studies/Biology/Natural or Environmental Sciences.TOEFL – PBT 600
IELTS Academic Test - 6.5
Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources (M.Sc.)June 15A bachelor’s degree with 180 ECTS-points in any of the following fields: Biology/Biotechnology/Chemistry/Food Chemistry/Agricultural ScienceTOEFL – IBT 80
IELTS – Academic Test 6
Proof of completion of an English-language Bachelor’s degree course. Proof of the UNIcert II certificate.
Transition Management (M.Sc.)June 15A bachelor’s degree with 180 ECTS-points in any of the following fields: Agriculture Nutrition/Natural or Environmental Sciences/Economics/Law/Political ScienceTOEFL – IBT 80
IELTS – Academic Test 6
Proof of completion of an English-language Bachelor’s degree course. Proof of the UNIcert II certificate.

Justus Liebig University is one of the highest-ranked Universities of Germany. Since it is of a high repute, it has a low acceptance rate for international students. Also, applications must be submitted before deadlines so that they are considered for evaluation.

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