Philipps Marburg

Academic information (for exchange students entering the regular stream)

Faculty focus for regular stream exchange students (advanced German required): Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Commerce

Discipline focus: Law, Business Administration and Economics, Social Sciences and Philosophy, Protestant Theology, Psychology, History and Cultural Studies, German Studies and History of the Arts, Foreign Languages and Cultures, Mathematics and Computer Science, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Medicine and Education

Exclusions: law and medicine

Credit details: 6-15 ECTS credits per course / 30 ECTS credits per semester


Academic information (for exchange students intending to enter the IUSP program)

Faculty focus for IUSP (International Undergraduate Study Program) Language of instruction is in ENGLISH and no prior knowledge of German is required:Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Discipline focus:Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education, English Studies, Geography, Law, Linguistics and Language Technologies, Media Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, Web Technologies and the New Media

Exclusions: n/a

Credit details: Students take a German language course (8 ECTS credits), a German History and Culture course (3 ECTS credits), and three seminars that are offered in English in the area of their choice (8 ECTS credits each).


Academic information (for exchange students intending to participate in the ISU program) SUMMER

Faculty focus for ISU (International Summer University):Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Discipline focus:Political Science, German Language

Exclusions: n/a

Credit details: Students take a German language course (3 ECTS credits), and two seminars that are offered in English in the subject of their choice (6 ECTS credits each).


Financial information

Tuition: paid directly to Mount Allison
Accommodation (one term):
250-300 Euros per month
Transportation: $1,200-$2,000 round-trip CAD (from Halifax)
Visa:100 Euros. If you are a Canadian citizen students can enter Germany as a tourist with their passport. The tourist visa is valid for 90 days. After arrival in Marburg this will be changed to a student visa. This involves a 100 Euro fee. Students from other countries should check with the German embassy or consulate in their home country.
Insurance:MASU or private health insurance required ($150-$300 CAD per semester)


Important dates & deadlines

Philipps-Universitat application deadlines

• Jan. 15 (for Spring Term)

May 1 (for Summer ISU program)
• July 15 (for Fall Term)


Single rooms in student dormitories are provided for students studying in the IUSP program and is included in the program fee (minus tuition).


Visa information

There are two German Foreign Missions in Canada that accept residence permit applications from Canadian residents. You must submit your application only in person at the German consulate in Toronto or German Consulate in Vancouver.

Upon submission of all required documents, the residence permit application will be forwarded to the competent German Aliens Authority. Student visa applications take four to eight weeks to be processed.

After the application has been approved by the Aliens Authority, the German Foreign Mission will issue a residence permit in the form of a visa with the duration for the first three months. A final residence permit for the whole duration of studies will be granted in Germany by the Aliens Authority. The Aliens Authority requires all residence permit holders to register upon their first arrival.