Philipps-Universität Marburg

Marburg an der Lahn, Germany
Philipps-Universität in Marburg is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world that was founded as a Protestant institution. It has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries.



The University of Marburg is one of the most historic of German universities. It was founded in 1527 during the Reformation by the 23-year-old Landgrave Philipp the Magnanimous as the second Protestant university (the oldest Protestant university existed from 1526 to 1530 in Liegnitz in Silesia).


Almost all scientific disciplines, with the exception of the engineering sciences, are represented at Philipps-Universität Marburg. The different disciplines are assigned to different faculties, which are to be found under Faculties.


The Philipps-Universität Marburg is a traditional university with a wide range of scientific disciplines. We are convinced that knowledge acquired through outstanding research in single scientific disciplines is the basis for the interaction and mutual thematical and methodical growth of faculty cultures.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (4)
Humanities (1)


Housing services

Exchange students, IUSP students, and ISP students are able to apply for a room in student housing when completing their application form for study at UMR. We highly recommend this option to students who are eligible, as finding private housing in Marburg can be challenging.We have developed a brochure with information about how to find accommodation with many useful tips and tricks. This brochure is meant especially for the situation in Marburg.

Library services

The cooperative two-tiered library system of Philipps-Universität Marburg comprises the university library and about 100 departmental libraries (branch libraries, specialized libraries and institute libraries, etc.). The university library, the history of which stretches back to the founding of the Philipps-Universität Marburg, currently comprises about 1.9 million volumes.

ICT services

The university computer Centre is the main university facility for information processing and communications technology. The university computer Centre provides processing and communication services to students, staff and partners of the university, and operates the required computing infrastructure for the university.

Marburg an der Lahn, Germany

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