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Application Process

1. Preparation phase

  1. Learn about program offerings and decide what you would like to study.
  2. Examine whether you meet the admission requirements for your program
  3. Make certified copies of your certificates and have translations of them created. Never send your original certificate with your application. You can find information on who may provide certification and translation here. There are additional provisions for some countries.
  4. Learn whether you need a visa, which documents you must submit to the embassy and how long it takes until you get an appointment there.

2. The application for a first semester

  1. On our homepage, choose the program for which you would like to apply. At the bottom of the website, you are forwarded to the applicant portal. Alternatively, you can also go to the uni-assist homepage.
  2. Register at uni-assist and answer the questions.
  3. Create an application for the Philipps University Marburg.
  4. Print and sign the application.
  5. Pay any processing fee that is due.
  6. Send all application documents to uni-assist before the application deadline expires. We recommend applying six weeks before the deadline period ends.

3. After submitting the application

  1. You will receive a message by email as to whether your application was complete. If documentation is missing, you can submit it after the fact, before the application deadline. If your application is complete and your certificate entitles you for the desired program, then uni-assist will forward your documents to Uni Marburg electronically.
  2. The Philipps University Marburg carries out the respective admissions process.
  3. If you are granted a university place, you will receive a letter of acceptance by postal mail. In addition, your account information for our Marvin portal will also be sent to you by email.
  4. No later than now, you should take care of applying for a visa.
  5. Begin looking for housing.
  6. The letter of acceptance will describe the documents you must send to us for registration. You can send these either from abroad or once you are in Germany. It is important that you comply with the deadline.

4. Once you have arrived in Germany

  1. Sign a lease agreement, open a bank account, obtain health insurance, register your place of address, apply for permit of residence from the Ausländerbehörde (Foreigners' Office). If you don't wish to do that by yourself, participate in the International Office's orientation week.
  2. You may have to participate in the DSH (German examination) shortly before the start of the semester.
  3. If you are not yet enrolled, take care of that now.
  4. Participate in your program's orientation week.
  5. Now the studying begins!