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Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

  • Ludwigstraße 23
  • 35390 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 99-0
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1607
Total number of Students 28,281
Students at this campus 28,281
Semester contribution 277,87 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
10.9 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
16.9 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
34.4 %
Humanities, Languages
13.2 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
1.7 %
Other studies
22.9 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
34.1 %
Master's degree
17.9 %
Teacher qualification degree
22.5 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
22.8 %
Other types of degrees
2.7 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Locations: University library; Branch Library Natural and Life Sciences; Branch Library Law and Business; Branch Library in Philosophikum II; Branch Library at the Armory; Specialist libraries; Stock: 3.7 m volumes; 1.2 m E-Books; 62,000 E-Journals; Subscriptions to 2,250 journals in print; 4,722 rare books; 2,778 manuscripts/autographs; 883 incunabula; 112 collections of papers; 1,960 user workspaces; Services: The university library and its branch and specialist libraries are centrally located on the campus near the institutes; some are open seven days a week, even during the coronavirus crisis. The extensive stock of literature for degree programmes and specialist information is continuously updated: The range of electronic media includes around 1.2 m E-Books and 62,000 online journals. The libraries provide assistance, with a modern infrastructure and personal advice from the start of a degree programme through to the thesis, and provide information with self-produced videos and tutorials on the library’s own YouTube channel. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Modern Greek, Dutch, Czech. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Based on a cooperation agreement, JLU students can participate in the sports programmes of the University of Marburg and the Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences. Participation is subject to fees. Through its varied and competently provided sports programme, the JLU aims to offer all students the opportunity to play sports and to take regular exercise, achieving a balance with the everyday lives of students, which are largely spent sitting down. A wide variety of sports and offers characterises the weekly sports programme with a health-promoting focus. It is supplemented by events as well as health and study-friendly offers, e.g. on the topic of relaxation and stress. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a digital sports programme, ‘ahs@home’, is offered as well. Sports: We offer courses in the area of health and fitness sports, in dance, outdoor, martial arts, individual, water and trend sports as well as in racquet and ball sports. Sample courses include: Bodyweight Fitness, Jumping Fit, Yoga, Hip-Hop, Gymnastics, Swimming, Aqua Fitness, Tennis, Badminton and Ultimate Frisbee. more information
Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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