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Studying at Justus-Liebig-University

  • 400 years of research with Nobelprize holders such as Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (x-rays) and Wangari Maathai (enviromental activist)
  • broad spectrum of disciplines with 11 faculties
  • many offers for international students
  • all campi easily accessible
  • affordable housing
  • Germany‘s highest student/inhabitant Ratio
  • young, open-minded city
  • center of Germany, Frankfurt international airport



Hauptgebäude JLU
Quelle: Pressestelle




Founded in 1607, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen today offers a broad spectrum of disciplines distributed amongst 11 faculties. The universities buildings are located close to the city centre, allowing for easy access and short commuting times. IPPAE is part of the faculty for agricultural sciences, nutritional sciences and environmental management which is beautifully situated next to the botanical gardens.

More information on the university can be found here.



Giessen is a town of about 85.000 inhabitants located in the federal state of Hesse in the centre of Germany. The city of Frankfurt, location of the European Central Bank and one of Europe’s busiest airports, is only a 40 minutes’ drive away. Being a town with a high percentage of students amongst the inhabitants, Giessen has all kinds of leisure activities to offer. The surrounding countryside with its hills, medieval castles and the Lahn river valley is great for walks as well as bicycle tours and is easily accessible by public transport.  


For further reasons to study in Giessen as an international student check out the university’s website.


Justus-Liebig-University has been alma mater to the following Nobel Prize Winners during their career:

  • Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen first awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the "x-rays" (DE: Röntgenstrahlen)


  • Ilja Iljitsch Metschnikow was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of phagocytes in Giessen.


  • Wilhelm Wien was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on heat Radiation.


  • Walther Bothe was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiscs for his the studies on nuclear reactions, the Compton effect, cosmic rays, and the wave–particle duality of radiation.


  • Horst-Eberhard Richter as chairman of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.


  • Wangari Muta Maathai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainbale development, democracy and peace". She studied in Giessen during her Ph.D. and was funded by DAAD. Further Information: Prof. Dr. Maathai