Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Biodiversity Sciences

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jun/31 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in one of the following fields of studies: biology, ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, natural resource management or bioinformatics. Furthermore, graduates of a comparable study programme can be admitted.

Additional Qualification

Basic knowledge in ecology, landscape ecology, biogeochemistry, natural resource management, bioinformatics, mathematics and statistics as well as socio-ecological sciences are additionally required.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min II
CERF English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency is deemed to be proven if the first degree was obtained in a study program taught in English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 16 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

The following documents must be submitted with the application for admission:

  1. An authenticated hard copy of your bachelor's degree or equivalent  (i.e., graduation certificate and transcripts) and authenticated, official translations unless the originals are in English or in German.
  2. Proof of relevant previous knowledge acquired at a higher education institution in accordance with the selection regulations (Auswahlordnung) in the currently valid version.
  3. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).
  4. Proof of other qualifications in accordance with the selection regulations (Auswahlordnung) in the currently valid version.
  5. The summary of the bachelor's thesis (as submitted or, if not yet submitted, the current version) in accordance with the selection regulations (Auswahlordnung) in the currently valid version.

Applicants who are scheduled to complete the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) after the application deadline, may apply with a provisional graduation certificate or the semesters’ transcripts (i.e., the modules and grades overview must reflect at least 2/3 of the degree's total credits), respectively. The final graduation certificate shall be submitted with the enrolment at university, for enrolment for the winter semester, however, not later than January 31st in the year following admission.

Fulfilment of the admission requirements does not constitute a claim to a study place for this program.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website