Incoming Students

Mehrere bunte Zettel auf Whiteboard mit Aufdruck "Willkommen" in verschiedenen Sprachen.
Foto: Rolf K. Wegst

Welcome at the Department of English and American studies of the University of Marburg! We are glad to have you here!

On this page, you will find all information to prepare your stay at our university. Please contact us in case of any further questions!

Terms and Course Catalogue

Classes are from mid-October to mid-February in the winter term (Wintersemester) and from mid-April to mid-July in the summer term (Sommersemester).
Most classes are offered once a week an last 90 min. If not stated otherwise, courses will always begin quarter past and end at a quarter to the hour that is indicated in the course catalogue (example: 8-10 means 8.15-9.45am).

At our department, you can take courses in literature (Literaturwissenschaft), linguistics (Sprachwissenschaft), language practice (Sprachpraxis), cultural studies (Landeskunde), and language teaching (Fachdidaktik) for English.
The complete course catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) changes every semester and can be found online from the 1st of August (for the winter term) and from the 1st of March (for the summer term).
There you will find all the courses offered by our Department for the current term.

The table below explains how many ECTS points you can achieve in the particular course types:

Class Type (German)
Class Type (English)
Vorlesung mit Klausur Lecture with exam 4 ECTS
Sprachpraxis Seminar Language Skill course 3 ECTS
Proseminar mit Referat Intermediate Seminar with presentation 4 ECTS
Proseminar mit Referat
und Hausarbeit
Intermediate Seminar with presentation
and 10-15 pages essay
Hauptseminar mit Referat Advanced Seminar with presentation 6 ECTS
Hauptseminar mit Referat
und Hausarbeit
Advanced Seminar with presentation
and 15-20 pages essay

Registering for courses, the “Belegliste” and Transcript of Records

For you as an incoming Erasmus student, you cannot register online for courses and exams. Instead, you register for courses in two ways: firstly by e-mailing the instructor for each individual course and asking to be registered for the class, and secondly by adding the classes to your “Belegliste”, known in English as your course list. The course list is located on Mobility Online.

Here, you can find more information on the "Belegliste" (Course List) and the Transcript of Records.

Any further questions?

If so, please contact your Departmental Academic coordinators:

Linnea Garlepow

Tel.: +49 6421 28-23260

Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6
35032 Marburg
Room 07D07


Juliane Gamböck-Strätz

Tel.: +49 6421 28-24357

Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6
35032 Marburg
Room 01F01


For any questions concerning the organization of your stay (application and admission, accomodation, German courses, cultural programme, etc.) please contact the Incoming Service:

International Office
Deutschhausstraße 11+13
35032 Marburg