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Philipps-Universität Marburg

Location: Marburg City, Germany
WebsitePhilipps-Universität Marburg
Language of instruction: German and English (Marburg has designed an exchange program for students with little or no German)
Terms: Winter semester: October-February. Spring semester: April-July.

Note: there are several study abroad programs available at Marburg, which differ from the standard exchange program:
Intensive German Studies Program - not an exchange program and not eligible for credit at UVic
International Undergraduate Study Program - exchange style program eligble for credit at UVic. Students pay UVic tuition as they would for exchange but are responsible for an added fee, which includes accomodation, meal subsidy, and bus pass


students sitting by the riverside at Marburg campus
  • Founded in 1527, the Philipps-University of Marburg is one of the most historic German universities as it is the oldest remaining Protestant university in Germany
  • The university, with its 17,400 students is situated in a beautiful medieval town located halfway between Frankfurt and Kassel
  • Marburg is molded by the university. The town's attractions include a castle, a 13th century church, narrow streets and many timber-framed houses


Area of study

  • Law
  • Business and Economics
  • Social Science and Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • History
  • Classical Studies
  • German Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Non-European Languages and Cultures
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Biology
  • Geosciences
  • Geography
  • Medicine
  • Education

Exchange credit history

See the  exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the Philipps University Marburg. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


Marburg Housing Information:
  • On-campus housing: Available 
  • Off-campus housing: Available

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