Philipps University Marburg, MARBURG, HESSE

    Marburg, HesseLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1527established year

    Philipps University Marburg: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Philipps-University, which is almost 500 years old, is the oldest and most traditional university in the state of Hessen and considers itself to be a classical university offering a full range of courses with a modern approach. Its broad range of arts and humanities, and its experimentally challenging scientific work, constitute an ideal platform for interdisciplinary cooperation. The university relies on innovative teaching methods (with short course durations) and networked research, and offers students from all over the world a broad range of courses.

    Infection and tumor research, synthetic microbiology, cognitive and applied neurosciences and research on biodiversity and climate are well known research areas in Philipps University. In winter semester 2019, 24,394 students enrolled in the University. Out of these students, 15.6% students comprised of international students seeking opportunities of higher education in Germany


    Type Public
    Campus setting Urban
    Establishment year 1527
    Number of degree programs 134
    Academic Calendar Semester
    Semester Winter/Summer
    Annual Budget 343 Million EUR
    Cost of attendance 1,3114 EUR
    Academic staff 2,743
    Enrolment in Winter Semester 2019 24,394
    International students 15.6%
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    Philipps University of Marburg Ranking

    Philipps University is ranked:

    Agency / Publication Global Ranking National Ranking
    QS 651-700 -
    Times Higher Education 301-350 126-150
    ARWU 401 -
    U.S News 499 35

    Philipps University of Marburg Campus

    • The campus of Phillips University is situated in the city of Marburg, a castle-crowned Renaissance city located on a hill partly.
    • This Hessian university is located in an attractive setting with a medieval old town.
    • Parks in the town include the famous Old Botanical Garden, as well as the new Botanical Garden outside the town proper.
    • The city is famous for its many museums like Marburg Museum and Museum of Cultural History.

    Philipps University of Marburg Residence

    • The university provides international students accommodation while studying in Germany through its dorms as well as guides them with housing outside the campus.
    • The Studentenwerk Marburg provides 2,100 living spaces in different residence complexes:
      • Hasenherne dormitory at the Studentendorf offers three-room apartments to the students.
      • Gutenbergstraße dormitory is right in the heart of the city and in vicinity with famous places in the city.
      • Castle dormitories such as Ritterstraße or Dr. Carl-Duiberg-Haus are located in the upper town of Marburg.
    • Halls in the dormitories are fully furnished with amenities like a chair, closet and mattress.
    • Dorms are accommodated with a community kitchen, living area, elevator, laundry and parking area.
    • Students are provided with access to internet, television and telephone connection in their rooms.

    Philipps University of Marburg Programs

    • 16 departments of this university offer a broad spectrum of traditional and innovative study to nearly 25,000 students, emphasizing on diverse education.
    • Philipps University offers 134 degree programs including Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.
    • Degree programs offered by University include disciplines like sciences, arts & humanities, medicine, law and social sciences.
    • Along with degree programs, University also offers various short term programs.
    Undergraduate Program
    Course name Duration Deadline 
    Mathematics (B.Sc) 3 years Winter Sem :05/01 – 09/18 Summer Sem : 11/01 – 02/15
    Data Science (B.Sc) 3 years Winter Sem : 05/01 – 09/18
    Graduate Programs
    Biomedical Science (M.Sc) 2 years 05/01 – 08/20
    Functional Materials (M.Sc) 2 years Winter sem : 04/01 – 08/20 Summer Sem : 10/01 – 01/15

    Philipps University Application Process

    International applicants interested in getting admission at Philipps University should keep the following things in mind:

    Application Portal: Students are required to apply through the Uni-Assist admission portal.

    Application Fee: 75 EUR

    Application Deadline:

    • Summer semester: November 1 to January 15
    • Winter semester: May 1 to July 15

    Application Requirements:

    • Application form
    • Official transcripts (German or English)
    • School leaving certificate
    • Evidence of proficiency in German:
      • Level DSH 2
      • TestDaF certificate: No less than 4 points in each section
      • Assessment test at preparatory college with "German examination section"
      • German language diploma from the Education Ministry Conference: DSD II
      • Goethe certificate C2: Major German language diploma (GDS)
      • School diploma: equal to a German university entrance eligibility
    • Evidence of proficiency in English:
      • TOEFL (iBT) -72
      • IELTS – 5.0
      • TOIEC – 785
    • A copy of the passport
    • Receipt of payment of the application fee
    • Proof of financial support documents

    Philipps University of Marburg Cost of Attendance

    • The Federal State of Baden-Württemberg charges non-EU citizens tuition fees of 1,500 EUR per semester
    • International students should have at least 4,914 EUR per semester which includes rent, travel expenses, expenditures for food, clothing, learning materials, health insurance, telephone, Internet, radio and TV licence fees, and recreational activities.
    Expenses Amount (EUR/Semester)
    Program fee 6,700 EUR
    Semester fee 1,500 EUR
    Other expenses 4,914 EUR
    Total expenses 13,114 EUR

    Philipps University of Marburg Financial Aid

    • There are many options for funding studies in Germany for international students. These include both government and institutional scholarships.
    • The KfW loan provided by the federal government grants 650 EUR monthly to the students in need of financial aid.
    • Deutschlandstipendium grants 300 EUR to students monthly which constitutes half federal funding and half private funding.
    • DAAD Scholarship usually provides the meritorious students with grants of 750 EUR for undergraduates and 850 EUR for graduates.
    • The Erasmus+ exchange scholarship provides scholarship to students from EU countries, funds work placements and exempts them from paying tuition fees.
    • Party-affiliated foundations support highly motivated, civically engaged and well-performing students.
    • The State Graduate program offers a grant of 1,000 EUR per month to eligible postgraduate students for a year.

    Philipps University of Marburg Alumni

    • Alumni association establishes a lifelong connection of alumni with their alma mater.
    • This Network acts as an institutional platform for exchanging knowledge and experience among the members.
    • Notable alumni of University:
      • Dieter Bartetzo - Architecture critic of the FAZ
      • Walter Wallmann - Retired Prime Minister of Hesse
      • Hans Eichel - Retired Federal Minister of Finance
      • Ulrich Raulff - Director of the German Literacy Archives
      • Margot Käßmann - Provincial Bishop

    Philipps University of Marburg Placements

    • Marburg's employment agency is a job placement service offered by University to provide better employment opportunities to graduates.
    • Erasmus + is the program launched by European Union with the aim of improving skills of the prospective graduates and postgraduates hence providing them with better employment.
    • Students are allowed and encouraged to do job als Studentische Hilfskräfte (student assistants) at the University.
    • For students who are still attending the Studienkolleg or language classes in order to prepare for the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), special and rather strict restrictions apply: They may only take a job during the semester break provided that the aliens department and employment agency have agreed in advance and they are only allowed to work during the semester break, i.e. in time periods when no lectures are held.
    • Students can take on any job and work they wish – with the only restriction that they should not work more than 20 hours per week. Working more would oblige you to pay contributions to the social insurance.
    • All students, no matter where they come from, are allowed and encouraged to do jobs as so-called Studentische Hilfkräfte (student assistants) at their university. Since it is assumed that such jobs in the ‘academic sphere’ have a positive impact on the studies themselves, this kind of employment is free of timely restrictions

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    Master of Science [M.Sc] Mathematics

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    Philipps University Marburg Overview

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    Student Population
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    Average Cost of Attendance
    $4,884 / Year

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $4,884 / Year


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    8.5 /10

    As Germany is the leading country in the field of data science, I decided to opt for a college in Germany. I approached a consultancy and they suggested this college according to my academic performance and my recent scores. My application for the college was submitted online along with € 75 as the application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    My data science program focuses majorly on topics like the fields of software development, scalable data management, machine learning, and statistical analysis, which are important to industry and science, supplemented by practical fundamentals from the field of applied mathematics. The course is providing in-depth knowledge required by the leading data scientists.

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    Biegenstraße 10, 35037 Marburg

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