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Incoming Students

Mehrere bunte Zettel auf Whiteboard mit Aufdruck
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

Attending courses and the “Belegliste”

For you as an incoming Erasmus student it is not compulsory to register online for courses and exams. However, it is necessary for you to keep track of the courses and exams you take.

The so called “Belegliste” is a document that records the courses you have attended and grades you have achieved here in Marburg. It is basically a list of all your courses that is signed by the particular teacher at the beginning of term and once again with your grade at the end of term thus confirming your start and completion of each course. When all your teachers' grades and signatures are on the document, you sign it and hand it in to the Departmental Coordinator so that your Transcript of Records can be issued and sent to your home university.

Please let your teacher know in advance (via email) that you would like to take part in the assessment of the course.

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 coordinator:

Dr. Evelyn Koch
Tel.: +49 6421 - 28 24765
Fax: +49 6421 - 28 24367

Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6D
35032 Marburg
Room 01D09

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