LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Geobiology and Palaeobiology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Geosciences
English only
Winter semester:  31 May/31 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in geology, biology, physical geography or a related subject completed before the start of the master's program and (in case of international students) recognized by the LMU as equivalent to a German bachelor's degree.

Fundamental knowledge in geobiology, paleobiology or related fields such as geology and biology.

Language Requirements

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

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grade A or B.
min 7
Specification: No part less than 5.0 points.
min 95
CERF German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a university degree in geology, biology or physical geography or related subject from a study program held in the English language.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

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

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Required documents:

  1. CV in English including contact details (address, telephone, email).
  2. Certified copy of your B.Sc. degree (either in geology, biology, physical geography or a related subject). If the B.Sc. is not finished at the time of application, provide a transcript of records of at least 150 ETCS (in English or German). The transcript of records (in English or German) must include an explanation of your university's grading system (highest/lowest possible mark). The copy of the B.Sc. degree has to be delivered as soon as possible.
  3. Essay of 750 - 1.000 words in English in which your motivation, your scientific background and your competencies for participating in the master's program is explained in detail. Consider this letter as the most important documents of the application procedure. This motivation letter has to be written by the applicant himself, unaided, with all necessary references being cited correctly. Plagiarism will result in the rejection of the application.
  4. Proof of English and German language proficiency (see language requirements).

The originals of the same documents have to be presented at the time of actual enrolment.

Further Information

For more information please check the

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