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Study Guidance

To help you decide whether studying in our department is the right fit for you, we provide a comprehensive range of study guidance services. At CNMS, the staff-student ratio is excellent. Individual consultation sessions are available to students at any time – before you start your studies, all the way through them, and even afterwards!

To help you overcome hurdles at the beginning of your studies and make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, it is important that you take advantage of our study guidance services! So don't be shy. Just get in touch with us by post, e-mail or phone, or make an appointment to visit us.

It is also possible for high-school students to experience the university during one of our trial courses. These courses allow you to attend specially selected lectures. By taking part, you gain a genuine impression of what studying at the Philipps-Universität Marburg is like, whilst simultaneously learning a lot more about your intended field of study.

The university also organizes open days to give prospective students an overview of the prerequisites for studying in Marburg. The aim is to make it easier for you to choose your course of study by getting to know the individual courses more closely. With lectures, talks, visits to institutes, and one-to-one conversations with teaching staff and students, you can find out more about the structure, content and requirements of the degree you are interested in.

Right before the start of the winter semester, the CNMS student body, together with the department heads, organises an orientation week. (For details, see the homepage under student body.) During this week, you will learn everything you need to know about your studies, get to know the staff at CNMS and have all your questions answered. 

Guidance for all subject areas is offered by all professors and teaching staff during regular office hours. If you have questions about the organisation or structure of your course, or if you have any personal problems arising from your studies, please mention these during one of these consultation sessions.

Lecturers and teaching staff will also be more than happy to answer your questions about their courses either during their office hours, in appointments you make with them, or directly after their lecture.