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We welcome you in Marburg

1. General:

Philipps-Universität Marburg (UMR) is a great place to be an international student, especially if you join us for a full degree program. The town of Marburg is a picturesque piece of living European history. Centrally located in Germany, Marburg is also a perfect starting point for adventures throughout Europe.

Every year, we welcome students from around the globe to our university. In the following, you’ll find more information about our welcome services for international students as well as more information on practical details and everything you need to know in order to prepare your stay at UMR and find your way around the city during your first days.

2. Getting to Marburg:


3. Housing in Marburg:


4. Orientation programs for incoming international students:

The orientation program is intended to make your start at the Philipps-Universität and in Marburg easier. Our tutors, themselves students of our university, will help participants to settle all the formal matters including the required procedures with the authorities such as:

  • opening a bank account
  • assistance with & information on required health Insurance
  • registration with the local authorities
  • registration with immigration office (Ausländerbehörde)
  • semester fees: If you take part in our orientation program, there is no need to pay the semester fee in advance from your home country. We will help you with the transfer during the orientation program.

During the orientation program, our tutors will show you important locations on campus, e.g. the university library or the cafeteria. A range of enjoyable social events is also part of the orientation program. You will, for instance, have the opportunity to participate in a guided city tour and get to know typical dishes from the home countries of your international fellow students at our International Dinner.

5. German language classes:

To get along in Germany you not need to learn German as pretty much everybody speaks English. Yet, if you like to learn German you can take courses offered by the language center:

If you like to learn more about further programs and projects assisting international students, check out the following links or visit the International Office’s website.

6. MarMento:

The mentoring program at the Marburg International Office.