The University of Marburg is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the world's oldest university, founded in 1527 as a Protestant university. The Uni Marburg — as locals often refer to the Philipps-Universität —has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries.
Marburg has approximately 86,000 residents. With 25,000 students and 6,000 people working for the university, the saying goes that, while other cities may have a university, Marburg is a university. The majority of students in Marburg come from all over Germany. There are some 2,000 scientists and scholars teaching and performing research at the university in Marburg, and more than 400 of them are professors and university lecturers.
There are three program tracks available through ISEP Direct: the International Undergraduate Studies Program in English, the Intensive German Studies Program, and the summer program 'Germany and Europe in a Turbulent World'.
- The university leisure sports program offers more than 30 different disciplines including numerous water sports at the university boathouses on the Lahn River and Eder Lake, as well as martial arts and disease prevention classes with yoga and shiatsu,
- The guesthouse Hirschegg, which is owned by the Marburg University Association, can be used for skiing and hiking trips in the Austrian Alps.
- Students and staff sing together in the uniCHOIR or play music together in the Student Symphony Orchestra, the Young Marburg Philharmonic or the student Big Band.