University Town Marburg

A former student wrote this:

“I have been making my Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies in Marburg already for almost a year. I would summarize the time spent here with just being “awesome”. Marburg itself is tiny but nevertheless gives you many opportunities to fill your free time. There is always something happening in this city where nearly every fourth person has something to do with the university.

And the studies themselves have even exceeded my expectations. The seminars are interdisciplinary and practical, giving room for your own initiative. Discussions are lively and your professors are more than competent and eager to answer questions. You get to work a lot in teams when preparing presentations, but are also given individual tasks to come up with your own projects and other works. Hope you will enjoy Marburg as much as I have.”


Marburg is an old university city in Germany, in the Bundesland of Hessen. It prouds itself of having the oldest protestant university in Germany. The town houses about 80.000 people and can be considered to be a small and relaxed city to live in. However, housing markets are crazy and whoever wants to have a place to stay when the semester begins should be fast. Most offers for rooms can be found here and here (click on Wohnen+Leben in the left column and look for: Biete:Marburg). If you have overcome this initial hurdle, the city presents you its beauties: