Funding and Fees

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 300 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 500 to 600 Euros per month for a single person. A lunch at the canteen amounts to approximately 3 Euros.


Single rooms are available in student dormitories administered by the Studentenwerk Marburg (monthly rent ranging from 180-220 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.


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 percent of Pay Group 13 of TVöD (maximum level 2); this is currently just under 2,000 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.