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Justus Liebig University Giessen

4.4 out of 5 (22 ratings / 18 reviews) Gießen, Germany
Giessen University is a modern institution which can take pride in some four centuries of past achievement. With around 28000 students, the university is prepared to meet any challenges that the future may bring.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



In 1736, the Ludoviciana – as Giessen University was called up until 1945, in honour of its founder, Landgrave Ludwig V of Hessen-Darmstadt – took the blue, silver-framed three-armed Antoniterkreuz (Cross of St Anthony) as its university crest, which it continues to display.


JLU’s strong contributions to research and teaching, its cultural program, and its status as an important wealth-creating institution make the University an influential presence in Giessen and, indeed, in the wider area of Central Hesse.


JLU sees itself as a medium-sized 'differentiated' university with a clear commitment to maintaining its wide spectrum of study fields, developing its profile in individual, excellent - and application-oriented - research fields, and dynamically filling in emerging fields.

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University Ranking

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Library services

The Archaeological Library is located in Philosophikum I in rooms D12, 13, and 16.

It consists of about 15,000 monographs and about 100 journals from all subjects of Classical Archaeology.

The library is a reference library. Books cannot be borrowed.

Student Life

Campus life

As Justus Liebig University Giessen is very centrally located it has excellent connections to the German Autobahn system, rail network, Frankfurt/Main International Airport, and various long-distance inter-city bus routes.

Student clubs

Students’ Union (AStA)

Student Reviews

So special...
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Theater Studies program does not seem to be embedded into the rest of the university. Communication is sometimes difficult, short notice announcements. If you have a life outside the Theater Department, it's sometimes hard to reconcile it with the Department.

When intelligence meets cultural diversities.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a beautiful experience with my actual university. The staff and people here are welcoming and always helpful. The most difficult thing i encountered was the cultural choc but with time i now know how it works and things went on smoothly.

Experience in UniGiessen
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far, my experience has been wonderful. My program, my colleagues and my professors have helped transform into a more confident individual in the lecture room, laboratory and in the society. Apart from the knowledge and skills I am gaining, I happy with the number of students from different parts of the world I get to meet.

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