University of Freiburg

Environmental Sciences

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Agriculture, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, Bioengineering, Geosciences, Renewable Energy
Sustainability Green Tech
English & German
Winter semester: 15 May/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / 1500€
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

The M.Sc in Environmental Sciences at the University of Freiburg offers application-oriented and research-driven training. Students become experts in understanding the impact of humans on ecosystems and the environment. The mandatory core modules teach students research skills, processes and functioning of ecosystems, environmental policies, and economics. Practical relevance is maintained through a 7-week internship.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in environmental sciences, geosciences, hydrology, biology, forestry, agricultural sciences, nature conservation, landscape planning or a related field.

Technical requirements in general: 50 ECTS from the areas of natural sciences and forestry sciences, social and economic sciences and quantitative methods.

Additionally technical requirements for the different elective tracks:

  • Landnutzung und Naturschutz: 25 ECTS from the areas of ecology and ecosystem management.
  • Ökologie des Klimawandels: 25 ECTS from the fields of ecosystemic connections and ecological foundations.
  • Environmental Modelling and GIS: 25 ECTS from the areas of numerical and imaging computer applications as well as quantitative methods or scientific fundamentals.
  • Wildlife and Biodiversity: 25 ECTS from the areas of ecological and population biology.
  • Biomaterials and Bioenergy: 25 ECTS from the areas of biology and utilization techniques of renewable raw materials, as well as chemistry and other natural sciences.
GPA Rate 2.90

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min 95
min 7
PTE Academic
min 76
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
CEFR German
min C1
Specification: Only if you choose the German elective track.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
In case you choose a German elective track: proof of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (GER) and proof of English B2 according to GER. Native speakers are exempt from the obligation of proof.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Following documents are part of a complete application:

  1. Signed Application Form.
  2. Motivation letter.
  3. Curriculum vitae (in table form).
  4. Officially authenticated copy of your bachelor certificate.
  5. Officially authenticated copy of your transcript of records.
  6. Officially authenticated copy of your language certificate.
  7. If available certificates of vocational education, practical experiences and stays abroad.
  8. If needed APS certificate (only applicants from China, Vietnam, and Mongolia).

Please send your application documents (without folders and application portfolios) by postal mail.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website