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Pre-sessional intensive courses for international students 

Our four-week German classes just before the beginning of the semester will give you a headstart into student life at Philipps-Universität:

  • a young team of teachers will help you find your feet in the new surroundings,
  • we will make you familiar with German academic conventions,
  • you will learn to cope, both linguistically and culturally, with important aspects of everyday and academic life in Marburg.

Please note:

  • These classes are exclusively for students who are coming to Philipps-University for their year abroad and for international MA-students! New students take precedence over those already settled in Marburg.
  • Information about summer semester 2024 on all semester classes will go online on 1 February 2024. 

If you want to take part in a pre-sessional course

  • Please read the Course Details with Information about course contents and credits! (pdf-download.)
  • For registration, exchange students (ERASMUS, Overseas and Free Movers) go through the International Office. MA-students and PhD-students should apply to Astrid Burmester (address see below) by 18/ 01/ 2024, stating their name, sex, date of birth, nationality, native language, approximate level of German and academic discipline and attaching the letter of acceptance from Philipps Universität.
  • Please return the questionnaire plus online test which we will send out on 29/ 01/ 2024 to all those who have requested to take part in the pre-session German courses in their application for their study period at Philipps-University. Please note that we cannot guarantee a place for you if this questionnaire is not returned in due time until 17/02/2024!
  • The course fee is to be paid by bank transfer by the beginning of the course. Further information will be given together with the results of the placement test.

Please make sure to inform us in the event that you have opted for the class but cannot participate after all. 


Astrid Burmester