Philipps Marburg

Academic information

Faculty focus: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences (in German), Commerce (in German)

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

Discipline focus (available in German): 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, and Education

Program Details: There are two study program options for exchange students to choose from: (1) Regular Program and (2) International Undergraduate Study Program (IUSP)

The Regular Program requires students to have advanced German language ability. Students in this program can take regular courses at Marburg University offered in German. 

IUSP is for students who wish to study in English. Students in this program are required to take a German language course, a German history and culture course, and three electives of their choosing. No prior knowledge of German is necessary for the IUSP program. 

Credit details: 30-35 ECTS credits per semester


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)



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.


Summer Program

Program info: Study history, politics, sociology, and culture all in the context of Germany and Europe. German language classes also available. Pre-knowledge of German not necessary.
Credit details: Gain 6 MTA credits - 3 in German language and 3 in the subject of your chosen seminar.
Cost: Tuition paid to Mount Allison for 6 credits. Program fee waived for nominated Mount Allison applicants, includes accommodation, meal subsidy, breakfast, Marburg public transportation pass, trips and activities.

See our Summer Program page for application and more information.