FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Geosciences: Palaeobiology (Major subject) and Earth Systems Research Lab (Minor subject)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Geosciences, Biology
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in geology, mineralogy, and paleontology. As a related degree, particular degrees in natural science or technical courses of study with a geoscientific component, including individual subject specializations in the field of geosciences, amounting to at least 120 ECTS points are recognized. The minimum amount of ECTS credits to be verified in case of a not yet completed bachelor's program is 140 ECTS credits.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

An average grade of 2.5 is required for entry for home students. International students are reviewed by individual cases. Applicants with an overall grade of the degree between 2.51 and, in the worst case, 3.5 will be invited to an oral entrance examination.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
Cambridge
min B2 First (FCE)
IELTS
min 5.5
TOEFL CBT
min 210
TOEFL iBT
min 80
TOEFL pBT
min 547
LCCI Certificates
min Level 2 grades “Merit” and “Distinction” + Level 3 grades “Pass”
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2
TOEIC
min 785
UNIcert
min II
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
The proof of English language is dispensable if the university entrance qualification or the first degree qualifying for a profession has been acquired in English. GMAT with a score of 540 can also be considered as proof of English knowledge.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines


Application Procedure & Selection


Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


The application requires:

  1. CV.
  2. School leaving certificates  (Abitur, A Levels, IB, etc.).
  3. Bachelor’s degree certificate or a transcript of records.
  4. Letter of motivation (not required for the Master’s in GeoThermics/GeoEnergy), containing information on the following topics:
    • Previous education (in particular, geoscience education).
    • What are your expectations and aspirations for the program.
    • Choices of first and second major subjects.

Location


1
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
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Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website