- Winter semester
- directly at University
- Study mode:
- On campus
5 reasons why to choose this Study Program
The M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences is intended for holders of a first bachelor degree in:
- Environmental sciences
- Environmental and nature conservation
- Biology and ecology
- Natural resource management
For those interested in advancing their qualifications and their career opportunities in the field of environmental sciences.
Special Program Features
With a focus on terrestrial ecosystems, the curriculum includes perspectives from various related disciplines such as earth science, soil science, meteorology, biology, and hydrology. It also teaches the knowledge of political and socio-economic issues, and management skills.
Pursue your own research interests
The MSc offers many elective courses and provides students with the option to pursue independent research by writing a paper on a topic of their choice. This format is called ‘Current Issue’.
Field trips in Freiburg’s diverse landscape
The mountains of the Black Forest and the vegetation in the Rhine valley provide excellent opportunities for field trips and are a magnet for environmental scientists and organizations.
International experience on the European Campus Eucor
In cooperation with universities in Basel, Strasbourg, and Karlsruhe, the University of Freiburg is part of the European Campus Eucor.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
The application requirements for the Study program in “Environmental Sciences” are:
Previous degree in
- Environmental Sciences
Degrees are accepted if they fulfill the course requirements: 50 ECTS from natural sciences and forestry sciences, social and economic sciences and quantitative methods + additional requirements for the respective elective tracks*.
Minimum ECTS required:
- 180 (3-year BA)
ECTS are credit points acquired under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. One ECTS credit point comprises an estimated 25 to 30 hours of work.
If not available yet, please provide a copy of your latest transcripts of records proving you have gained at least 150 ECTS already and notification on when you will hand in your bachelor’s thesis.
The required minimum GPA is 2.9 in the German system.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
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Application Procedure & Selection
Printed from the online portal and signed.
Access the application portal in the link provided.
Provide scanned copies
- If you have completed your studies but have not been issued your certificate, include a confirmation from your university including your GPA.
- If you have not completed your studies, include your certified current GPA score and confirmation of when you will hand in your undergraduate thesis.
- If necessary, you must hand in a certified translation of your documents. Accepted languages are German or English.
Copy needs to be officially certified.
If necessary, you need to hand in a certified translation of your documents. Accepted languages are German or English.
Should present your academic and professional career.
Only for practical experiences longer than 3 months.
Only for stays abroad longer than 6 months.
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