Universität Hamburg


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Geosciences
English only
Winter semester:  20 Aug
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in geophysics/oceanography, or in another mathematical/physical degree where a minimum of 90 ECTS credit points coincides with the curriculum of the B.Sc. Geophysik/Ozeanographie of the Faculty for Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences of the University of Hamburg. Of the aforementioned 90 ECTS credit points, a minimum of 45 ECTS credit points must be acquired in mathematics and/or physics.

Furthermore, a minimum of 6 ECTS credit points in computer programming is required.

If you have not received your degree certificate yet, you can submit this by the end of the first semester of your master’s program.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min 5
min 72
min B2 First (FCE)
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language skills can also be proven by a minimum of seven years in English at a German high school, or by equivalent certification, where the equivalency is determined by the admission board.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:July 01 (German)July 01 (EU)July 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)
In 5 days free webinar
How to apply via Uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 ‚ā¨ for the first application, 30 ‚ā¨ for each additional

Application Documents

Please submit a PDF containing all documents per mail to claudia.vanelle@unihamburg.de. For documents not issued in English or German, an electronic copy of a certified English or German translation is required.

  1. Your online application.
  2. Degree certificate or provisional transcript of records. If you are still studying when you apply and cannot yet provide a final certificate containing your grades, please submit your current transcript of records confirming your provisional grade point average. You will then need to submit your degree certificate by the end of the first semester of your master’s program.
  3. Higher education entrance eligibility.
  4. Application letter detailing the motivation for the study of geophysics and advanced scientific education.
  5. Brief CV including professional experience and/or internships in the field of geophysics.
  6. Documentation of computer programming experience (unless already contained in the degree certificate or transcript of records).
  7. English language certificates (see language requirements).

Please note that your application can only be considered if your complete application documents reach the application address by the application deadline. This deadline is final; no extensions can be granted.

Please combine your documents into one single PDF.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website