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Justus Liebig University Giessen

4.5 out of 5 (20 ratings / 16 reviews) Gießen, Germany
Giessen University is a modern institution which can take pride in some four centuries of past achievement. With around 28000 students, the university is prepared to meet any challenges that the future may bring.

Bachelor's programmes



In 1736, the Ludoviciana – as Giessen University was called up until 1945, in honour of its founder, Landgrave Ludwig V of Hessen-Darmstadt – took the blue, silver-framed three-armed Antoniterkreuz (Cross of St Anthony) as its university crest, which it continues to display.


JLU combines a broad and interdisciplinary spectrum of research and teaching in the areas of law, economics and business studies, the natural sciences, and the humanities with a range of sub-disciplines that is unique for Germany.


Research Centers at Justus Liebig University Giessen

  • Academia Juris Internationalis Franz von Liszt
  • Research Group for Gender Studies
  • Work Center for Holocaust Literature
  • European Documentation Center at JLU
  • Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Evidence-based Management and Entrepreneurship


Planning for your future! It is certainly worth putting the time and effort into planning your future at an early stage. Take advantage of the JLU and external counselling services and career management courses.JLU career advice:

  • JLU Career Centre
  • Economics and Business Studies Career Centre
External career advice:
  • Giessen Employment Agency university team (Bundesagentur für Arbeit)

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

The GGS offers its members a wide range of services, which cover the following areas:

  • GGS-Qualification Programme,
  • GGS-Research Sections which serve as interdisciplinary platforms for research activities,
  • Academic Counselling,
  • Mentoring programmes,
  • Financing of steps towards academic qualification, and
  • Special programmes for international researchers at the GGS.

Housing services

The Housing Department of the Student Services of the university reserves a certain number of rooms in university student flats for ECTS-students. The reservation procedure will start as soon as your request for accomodation reservation has been sent to the university. Make sure that your request for accomodationreservation will arrive in Giessen before 15.01. (summer semester) or 15.07. (winter semester) respectively. You will then receive an application form which you have to complete and return to the Studentenwerk. Please use this official form of the Studentenwerk only.

Student Life

Campus life

As Justus Liebig University Giessen is very centrally located it has excellent connections to the German Autobahn system, rail network, Frankfurt/Main International Airport, and various long-distance inter-city bus routes.

Student clubs

Students’ Union (AStA)

Student Reviews

Experience in UniGiessen
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far, my experience has been wonderful. My program, my colleagues and my professors have helped transform into a more confident individual in the lecture room, laboratory and in the society. Apart from the knowledge and skills I am gaining, I happy with the number of students from different parts of the world I get to meet.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My expectations are not fulfilled so far.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Interdisciplinary structure of the studies. Many projects are offered. The courses are organized badly.

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