University of Bayreuth

Food Quality & Safety

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration, Biology, Agriculture, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
English only
Winter semester:  01 Jul
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in natural sciences or life sciences.

Above-average interdisciplinary interest, which should be briefly stated in your application letter.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

A final German grade of "2.5" or better.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
CERF German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
German language skills can be obtained during the first year of the program.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 15 (German)April 15 (EU)April 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:October 15 (German)October 15 (EU)October 15 (Non EU)

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

For the upload, you need the following documents:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A certificate of general university entrance qualification* (copy - an official certification is not necessarily needed for the application process, but has to be handed in at the latest for the enrolment).
  3. A written presentation of course-specific competencies (letter of motivation) (max. 2 pages) stating the skills and expertise that qualify you for the study program.
  4. An English and German language certificate (see language requirements).
  5. An informal declaration on the independent preparation of a written presentation of course-specific competencies.
  6. Academic qualification:
    1. A bachelor certificate including academic transcript (copy - an official certification is not necessarily needed for the application process, but has to be handed in at latest at the end of the first semester) or
    2. In case you have not received your bachelor certificate yet: an official transcript of records (including subjects and grades) that shows that you have successfully completed modules of in total at least 135 ECTS points with an estimated final grade corresponding to "2.5" or better on the German grading system and in addition an informal list of modules for which no evidence of performance exists yet.
  7. If available, evidence of special qualifications (study-specific professional training or internships, periods abroad, awards such as scholarships, etc) and interdisciplinary study skills.
  8. If applicable, request for disadvantage compensation.

*The "certificate of general university entrance qualification" means a document that allows you to enroll in a University, usually a high school diploma (equivalent to the German "Abitur", containing subjects and grades) and/ or a university entrance test.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website