Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

country rank  33
world rank  641

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University Overview

Founded in 1607, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (University of Giessen) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Giessen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Hesse. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Hessen Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts), Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (JLU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (JLU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 412 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Giessen
Acronym JLU
Founded 1607
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Ludwigstrasse 23
Giessen (population range: 50,000-249,999)
35390 Hesse
T +49 (641) 16400
F +49 (641) 99 12259

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office

+49 (641) 9 91 21 43

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
  • SGroup European Universities' Network (SGroup)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • uni-assist
  • Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen (AQAS)
  • Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes e.V. (DFN-Verein)
  • World University Service (WUS)
  • World University Service (WUS)
  • Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e. V. (ZWM)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE)

Academic Structure

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