Justus Liebig University Giessen

Gießen, Germany
Giessen University is a modern institution which can take pride in some four centuries of past achievement. With around 28000 students, the university is prepared to meet any challenges that the future may bring.



Giessen University (the “Ludoviciana” or “Ludwigs-Universität,” and since the end of the Second World War “Justus-Liebig-Universität”) is one of the older universities in the German-speaking part of Europe.


JLU combines a broad and interdisciplinary spectrum of research and teaching in the areas of law, economics and business studies, the natural sciences, and the humanities with a range of sub-disciplines that is unique for Germany.


Research Centers at Justus Liebig University Giessen

  • Academia Juris Internationalis Franz von Liszt
  • Research Group for Gender Studies
  • Work Center for Holocaust Literature
  • European Documentation Center at JLU
  • Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Evidence-based Management and Entrepreneurship


Planning for your future! It is certainly worth putting the time and effort into planning your future at an early stage. Take advantage of the JLU and external counselling services and career management courses.JLU career advice:

  • JLU Career Centre
  • Economics and Business Studies Career Centre
External career advice:
  • Giessen Employment Agency university team (Bundesagentur für Arbeit)

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)


Student services

The GGS offers its members a wide range of services, which cover the following areas:

  • GGS-Qualification Programme,
  • GGS-Research Sections which serve as interdisciplinary platforms for research activities,
  • Academic Counselling,
  • Mentoring programmes,
  • Financing of steps towards academic qualification, and
  • Special programmes for international researchers at the GGS.

Student Life

Student clubs

Students’ Union (AStA)

Other Degrees