Marburg is a comprehensive university with opportunities for students in the natural sciences (especially chemistry), social sciences, and the humanities.
Students planning to study in Marburg on the exchange should be prepared to pay their living costs in the first month, including housing and security deposit, during the pre-semester language course. Juniata covers the costs of the language course and orientation program, but not living costs. The students receive a stipend for living costs during the remainder of the year, from October to July.
Marburg is a direct enroll German-language site, but, for an extra fee, students without German fluency may enroll in the International Undergraduate Study Program (IUSP). Students in the IUSP will receive room and board instead of a stipend towards room and board; they will also be billed for the extra components of the IUSP including excursions and tutoring (2008-09 fees totalled 580 Euros/ semester).
- Academic Courses
- Calendar: Orientation, Semester
- Housing: Students are placed in student dormitories where they have single rooms and share other living spaces (kitchen, bathroom, etc.) with other international students.
- Regional Information
- Student Notes: Marburg is the perfect blend between old, historic charm and modern university life. It's a great town to study and live in. Click here for Alex Barnes's (Marburg 08-09) recommendations on living and stuyding in Marburg.
- Scholarships: Bliss-Karns-Schwemmlein Scholarship for Full Academic Year Abroad; Philbrook Smith Scholarship for History POEs; Dartkatsch Scholarship for Education POEs ; Benjamin Gilman Scholarship for students with Pell Grants; DAAD Scholarship
- Examples of Available Classes: language and culture classes specifically for foreign students as well as regular instituation courses;
- Costs: Students will pay their normal tuition, room, and board to Juniata. They are responsible for paying their housing security deposit, but will receive a monthly stipend from October to July to cover housing and meal tickets at the Mensa (cafeteria). The stipend was approximately 490 euros/month in 2008-2009.
Tuition will cover the Orientation Program (Orientationsprogramm), Pre-semester language course for the month of September (Sprachkurs), and Semester Dues (Semester Beitrag).
Students should bring enough money with them to cover personal expenses, including:
-Food and kitchen supplies/utensils
-Going out on the town/other travels