University of Freiburg

Geology

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Geosciences
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free / €1500
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 a geoscientific or environmental science degree or in an equivalent.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

The applicant must provide evidence that has successfully completed courses in the subjects of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and Earth sciences with a total of 40 ECTS points in the first degree. The selection committee shall decide on the recognition of achievements comparable to those required.

GPA Rate 2.70
GPA Comment

A grade point average of at least 2.7.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester:March 20 (German)March 20 (EU)March 20 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


The application for admission must be made on the form provided by the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität. The application form must be filled in completely and signed. The following documents must be enclosed with the application for admission:

  1. An officially certified copy of the certificate of the first university degree.
  2. A meaningful overview of all study and examination achievements of the first university degree in an officially certified copy.
  3. Approved proof of sufficient language skills in a certified copy.
  4. If applicable, copies of proof of completed vocational training, a practical job, or a stay abroad.
  5. A tabular curriculum vitae in English.
  6. A letter of motivation (statement of intent) in the length of a maximum of two A4 pages in English, in which the applicant gives personal motives for starting a course in the master program course at the Albert Ludwigs University.
  7. A declaration, signed by the applicant in German or English, that the applicant has prepared the letter of motivation without outside help and identified the content taken from external sources as such.
  8. A hand-signed declaration by the applicant in German or English indicating that the applicant has not failed an examination in a master's program in geology or has lost the right to an examination.

If the documents required are not written in German, English or French, an officially certified translation in German or English is required.

If, at the time of the application deadline the applicant has already completed the bachelor's degree program but is not yet able to submit a copy of the certificate, the applicant must present a confirmation from the university that this course of study was completed indicating the overall grade, as well as a performance overview with details of individual grades and ECTS points earned. The officially certified copy of the certificate of the first university degree must be submitted to the selection committee without delay, but at the latest when enrolling.

If the applicant has not completed the university studies by the application deadline, the applicant must provide proof of the acquisition of at least 135 ECTS points and a confirmation from the university about the grading of the thesis or alternatively about the submission or at least the registration of the thesis. The officially certified copy of the certificate of the first university degree must be submitted to the selection committee immediately, but at the latest when enrolling.

The application documents required must be submitted to the selection committee for the master's program in geology on time:

Study Office
Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources
Albert-Ludwigs University
Tennenbacher Straße 4
79106 Freiburg

At the request of the selection committee, the originals of the certificates and evidence mentioned are to be presented.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website