Information for incoming exchange students (e.g. via Erasmus+) at the Faculty of Geography

Study programs:

BSc in Geography, MSc in Physical Geography, MSc in Economic Geography, Geography highschool teacher education. This pages are currently just available in German. The English version will be following soon.

Semester organisation:

Two semesters per year, the summer semester running from the middle of April to the middle of July and the winter semester running from the middle of October to the middle of February. Some courses (e.g. excursions) are offered as one- or two-week blocks outside of the semester times. The exact dates can be found on the page Semestertermine.


Most courses are taught in German, some are or can be followed in English. Good English language skills are a must, German is recommended.


For the complete current course program of Marburg University see the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis in MARVIN" or the page "Aktuelles Vorlesungsverzeichnis". For general information on courses taught at the Faculty of Geography see the page "Geplante Lehrveranstaltungen".

Courses in English:

- Biogeography project course (Summer or Winter, BSc or MSc, 6 ECTS)
- Large field work / Excursion (Summer or Winter, BSc, 12 ECTS)
- Thesis research (Summer or Winter, BSc, 12 ECTS or MSc 30 ECTS)

The list is not complete yet, we are working on it!

For more information contact Dr. Dietrich Göttlicher.