Philip University in Marburg

3.9 out of 5 (32 ratings / 22 reviews) Marburg, Germany
As the Hessian university with the longest tradition, the Philipps University of Marburg combines cutting-edge research with exemplary support for young talent and attractive courses in an attractive setting with a medieval old town.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



In 1527, Landgrave Philip the Magnanimous of Hesse founded the first Protestant university in the world in Marburg, which still exists today. It has been named after its founder since the early 20th century.


At Philipps University, people with different ideas of good teaching come together in very different contexts. It is clear that the perspective on teaching is subject to constant change.

Our goal as an institution is to give teachers and learners the space and framework they need to implement and develop their ideas about good teaching.


Advances in knowledge arise from outstanding achievements in the individual sciences. They form the basis for the interaction and the mutual thematic and methodical fertilization of subjects and specialist cultures. Research is then bundled in interdisciplinary collaborations - within the Philipps University, with partners in the region and worldwide. 


Studying is a new phase in life. This includes many questions. You can find answers to questions before and during your studies at the numerous advisory institutions at Philipps University. The Marburger Studientelefon (Stud-i-fon) offers quick initial information and mediation to the special advisory services, which range from general study advice to advice in departments to student study advice.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

  • Family service 
  • University Computing Center (HRZ) 
  • Information Center for Foreign Language Research (IFS) 
  • MARrburg University Research Academy (MARA): Academy for young academics 
  • Language center of the Philipps University 
  • Studienkolleg Mittelhessen 
  • University Archives 
  • University library (UB) 
  • Center for University Sports (ZfH) 

Housing services

As in many traditional university cities, free living space is rather scarce in Marburg. You should therefore consider various types of accommodation when looking for accommodation, for example dormitories, rooms or shared apartments. By the way, the shared flat is the most frequently chosen form of living in Marburg.

Library services

he Living Library is a concept that works on the principle of a traditional lending library. People can borrow a book, read it, return it after a certain time and borrow a new one. However, the Living Library is not material books, but people who are available for a discussion with or without a specific topic, with the overarching goal of questioning and reducing prejudices.

ICT services

The University Computer Center is the central facility of the University of Information Processing and Communication Technology (ICT). The HRZ provides ICT services to students, staff and partners of the university and operates the university's ICT infrastructure .

Student Life

Campus life

In order to master the studies well, the general conditions outside the lectures have to be right. For example, the cafeteria menu is one of the most requested information outside teaching. At the beginning of the study, leisure and cultural initiatives can help to gain a foothold in Marburg. And solid student financing is part of the basis for learning.

Student Reviews

Why you should study at Philipps University.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Location of the university is perfect. Very detailed course content.

Venue of creative thinking and writing
Chinnu Padayatty Sabu rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Philipps Universität Marburg is an option selected with a detailed study of the humanities department of the university. The department is famous for its reputed professors, alumni, and academic writing programs. The library and the student council are the main factors that attracted me as a student. Nothing can stop you from being creative once you start experiencing...

Self tighting to go high
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hardworking is important

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