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University of Bonn

Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Agriculture, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
M.Sc.
Degree
24
No. of places
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  15 Dec
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in geography or a related discipline.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: At least B2.
IELTS
min 6.5
TOEFL CBT
min 213
TOEFL iBT
min 79
TOEFL pBT
min 550
Cambridge
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2/C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Candidates who do not speak English as a mother tongue or who are not from a country with English as an official language must provide one of the mentioned tests.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



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

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
No. of places available:
24
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


After filling in the online form, you must send us your application packet/s via e-mail in (if applying for Epos, in 3) PDF files – including the required (merged) documents – accordingly:

  1. Master’s program application packet.
  2. Academic writing sample.
  3. Epos scholarship application packet (if applying).

Each file should not exceed 8 Megabytes (MB). Send your application packet(s) online to: master-georisk@ehs.unu.edu.

A complete application packet consists of the following documents:

  1. Completed, signed and dated Joint MSc GEO RISK Application Form 2020.
  2. A signed resume/CV. An up to date résumé or CV including a chronological listing of employment and other significant activities must be submitted with your application. Make sure your CV information corresponds precisely to the certificates and letters of recommendation attached to your application.
  3. Letter of motivation: a written statement, one to two pages in length, describing motivation, area of the proposed research, background, past work in the intended field of study, plans for further postgraduate study and any other information that is relevant. Applicants who are currently registered in a postgraduate program at another university should explain why they wish to change programs.
  4. Official transcripts reflecting the courses and grades achieved per each year and semester:
    1. Applicants must submit an official transcript from each college or university in which they were enrolled for any period of time, showing all courses, grades and degrees received.
    2. Only transcripts that have been certified by the university where the degree was awarded will be accepted.
    3. Additional certified transcripts in cases where additional academic credits were earned outside of degrees awarded, or in case of courses attended within exchange programs (i.e. Erasmus, student exchange etc).
    4. In cases where the transcript is written in any other language than English, a certified translation of the transcript into English is also required. Translated versions can be certified either by the originating university or an official national or international institution.
  5. Bachelor’s and, if applicable, master’s degree certificate in English.
  6. Certificate of English language proficiency (check language requirements).
  7. A sample of academic writing written as part of the fulfillment of the first degree (preferably in English).
    1. Any academic writings (essay, research paper, published academic article etc.) written as part of the fulfillment of your university studies.
    2. An essay related to georisk topic.
    3. Bachelor’s thesis or its extract.
  8. Recommendation letters from your current and/or previous lecturers (these must be signed, dated, stamped, and on letterhead); any other relevant documents – optional.
  9. If the candidate wishes to be considered for the EPOS funding by the DAAD the candidate should submit in a separate PDF file the following documents (all required):
    1. DAAD application form.
    2. CV/Résumé signed and dated.
    3. Motivation statement.
    4. Bachelor’s and, if applicable, master’s transcript of academic records reflecting the courses and grades achieved per each year and semester.
    5. Bachelor’s and, if applicable, master’s degree certificate in English.
    6. Certificate of English language proficiency (check the language requirements).
    7. Academic recommendation letter(s) from your current and/or previous lecturers; these must be signed, recently dated, stamped, and on letterhead.
    8. Professional recommendation letter(s) from your current and/or previous employers; these must be signed, recently dated, stamped, and on letterhead.
    9. Work certificate(s) from your current and/or previous employers:
      1. Must reflect the period of the mandatory min. 2 years of professional experience after bachelor’s studies.
      2. These must mention the period of employment; must be signed, dated, stamped, and on letterhead.
      • The certificates must correspond chronologically to the info reflected in your CV/résumé.

All application documents for the master’s program must be sent in one PDF (merged), and Epos scholarship application documents in another PDF file (merged). If the academic work is exceeding the accepted size, the applicant may submit it in a separate PDF file as well. Each file should not exceed 8 Megabytes (MB). Send completed application packet(s) exclusively online to:
master-georisk@ehs.unu.edu

Only digital versions sent via email will be accepted. The university does not accept applications sent via post.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website