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Philipps-University of Marburg

Phillipps-University of Marburg was founded in 1527 by Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse. This is the world’s oldest Protestant university, with about 19,000 students.

Marburg is one of Germany’s four major university cities and was primarily established around the universities and the people who work and study there. Marburg is a small, but lively city in the heart of Germany, known for its many stairways and alleys. The city’s old buildings and areas have been utilised to create new and interesting gathering spots and venues for cultural and social events. Typical for Marburg is the presence of the city’s history alongside a younger scene of students, artists and filmmakers.


This is an Erasmus + agreement. As an Erasmus student, you will be participating in the world’s largest exchange programme and can study at good European universities without paying tuition. Through Erasmus+, you will be given an extra grant that provides more money to enjoy your stay.


B2 in English is required to study at this university

Everyone participating in an Erasmus+ exchange programme must take a free online language test online before they travel, and they will be given access to a language course through this service. The Division of Research, Internationalisation and Innovation (AFII) will inform you of this test in advance.

If you can document that part of the study takes place in German, you may receive a grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway for a 4-week language course to be taken in Germany prior to the start of the semester.


You will not be paying tuition at this institution and will receive the Erasmus+ grant in addition to a grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway. You will receive the same financial support from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway as for studies in Norway, in addition to a travel grant. You must pay a semester fee to HVL in order to receive a loan and grant from the State Educational Loan Fund, Norway during the exchange period.

What can I study?

PhD Programme in Computer Science: Software Engineering, Sensor Networks and Engineering Computing

You may do an exchange programme during your PhD programme. Speak with your advisor and PhD coordinator to find out when it would be best to do the exchange and to determine the length of your stay.