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Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

35390 Ludwigstraße 23 Gießen View map
Germany
#521-530
Public
High
26,785
611
2,291

Overview

Unlike many other educational systems at the tertiary level, study at German universities is not based on a tripartite structure (eg, B.A. or B.Sc.; then M.A. or M.Sc.; then Ph.D.). A period of basic or junior studies (at least 4 semesters) is normally completed with a so-called intermediate exam (a non-degree exam) and is followed by a phase of advanced or senior studies (at least 6 - 8 semesters). After these advanced studies, students then take their first degree examination in the form of their first state or university examinations. The next level of studies leads directly to the 揚romotion?(doctorate). There are only few possiblities for non-doctoral studies after the first degree, such as German as a Foreign Language as an extension of a first degree in German Language and Literature; Informatics as an extension of a first degree, mag. iuris as extension of law studies completed outside of Germany) Foreign applicants can be accepted as doctoral candidates only if the university degree(s) which they have obtained outside Germany can be judged as equivalent to a German academic qualification. This equivalence is determined by the "Promotionsausschuss" (Doctoral Committee of a faculty) upon application for admission. In order to begin your......

University Highlights

Total students - 26,785

62%
38%

International students - 2,291

37%
63%

Total faculty staff - 611

55
556

Total students - 26,785

62%
38%

International students - 2,291

37%
63%

Total faculty staff - 611

556
55
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