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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 27,666
Students at this campus 27,666
Semester contribution 277,87 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
11.1 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
17.4 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
33.2 %
Humanities, Languages
13.7 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
1.5 %
Other studies
23.1 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
35.4 %
Master's degree
17.4 %
Teacher qualification degree
22.9 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
23.0 %
Other types of degrees
1.4 %

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 open, in some cases daily, even during the Corona crisis. The extensive inventory of specialist literature is continuously updated: The rapidly expanding range of electronic media includes around 2 million e-books and 65,000 online magazines. The libraries provide support with modern infrastructure and personal advice from the start of studies to the final 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. Offered languages: 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. Due to a cooperation agreement, JLU students can participate in the sports program of the University of Marburg and the Technical University of Central Hesse at the respective university's own conditions. 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 exercise regularly, 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. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the digital sports program "ahs@home" is offered. more information
Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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