Funding and Fees


Students admitted to the school will be supported by a three-year contract, based on the Collective Wage Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Doctoral students receive compensation corresponding to 50 % of Pay Group 13 of TVöD (maximum level 2), and an additional monthly allowance (Gewinnungszulage) of 15 % of Pay Group 13 of TVöD. This is currently just under 2500 Euros in gross terms. In addition, there is a special annual bonus paid. Included in this contract is coverage by the public German health insurance system.

Tuition fee

There is no tuition fee for the IMPRS Marburg. The only fee required is the bi-annual semester fee at the Philipps-Universität, which amounts to approximately 350 Euros. The semester fee includes the so-called Semesterticket, which entitles students to use public transportation (including local train service) free of charge.

Costs of Living

The costs of living (including accommodation in a student dormitory) in Marburg range from 600 to 700 Euros per month for a single person. A lunch at the canteen amounts to 3-4 Euros.


Single rooms are available in student dormitories administered by the Studentenwerk Marburg (monthly rent ranging from 180-250 Euros). The coordination office will, upon request, assist you in reserving a room. Off-campus housing (mostly private) is usually more expensive, but offers a wide range of options.