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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 28,039
Students at this campus 28,039
Semester contribution no data
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
10.7 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
17.4 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
33.4 %
Humanities, Languages
14.4 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
1.5 %
Other studies
22.7 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
36.2 %
Master's degree
17.3 %
Teacher qualification degree
22.4 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
22.5 %
Other types of degrees
1.5 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
The university library and its branch and specialist libraries are centrally located on the campus near the institute and are mostly open seven days a week until late in the evening. They offer around 1,600 reading and computer work stations with modern equipment. An easily accessible stock of current literature is supplemented by a rapidly expanding range of electronic media: There are 3.7 million printed volumes, around 1.3 million e-books and 49,000 online magazines available. Library workshops and advisory services provide support in every study phase. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Modern Greek, Dutch, Swedish, Czech. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Participation is subject to fees. Students attending the institution can participate in the sports programme of the University of Marburg and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen. The programme is open to: Students of the University of Marburg and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen. Through its varied and competently provided university sports programme, the JLU aims to offer all students the opportunity to play sports and to take regular exercise, achieving a balance with studies. There is a particular focus on health-related courses, such as yoga, Pilates and back exercises. The university sports programme is supplemented by a wide range of courses in the fields of fitness, outdoor sports, martial arts, individual sports and dance sport. more information
Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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